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Safeguarding

Our Safeguarding Policy

Our Safeguarding Policy is available on request from the school office or by clicking on the button below. As a school we are committed to safeguarding, promoting the welfare of children and young people. Our expectation is that all staff and volunteers share in this commitment.

On the  1st November 2021 Richard Bradley became our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), taking over from Steph Whitcombe.  Steph Whitcombe will remain a member of the Safeguarding team to add support and capacity to the role of DSL. 

The role of the DSL:

The DSL takes lead responsibility for managing day to day and strategic Safeguarding along with Child Protection referrals, Safeguarding training and for keeping safeguarding at the core of everything we do here at Sweyne Park.  They ensure that everyone is aware of our procedures and policy (including volunteers, governors, Trust members, contractors and temporary staff) and have access to current guidance and regular training.  They work alongside the local authority and other agencies, sharing information appropriately.  

 

If you are worried about a child or family, you can contact a member of the team by telephoning the school or by emailing in to safeguarding@sweynepark.com 

If you are a pupil or student, you can also use your Tootoot account to either report a concern anonymously or if you would like to be contacted leaving your contact details.

Student Support Available

Childline

For an easy to use website with a section called ‘Explore’ which includes information about being safe online and with mobiles. visit https://www.childline.org.uk/.

Tootoot

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NSPCC Helpline

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The NSPCC helpline is staffed by trained professionals who can provide expert advice and support. We’re here if you’re concerned about a child, if you’re a parent or carer looking for advice, or if you’re a professional in need of information and guidance.

www.nspcc.org.uk

Safeguarding Team

Safeguarding and Wellbeing

The heart of safeguarding at Sweyne Park is a holistic, child centred approach, where pupils and students feel safe, listened to, supported, and cared for.

Whilst safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility, we have a group of staff who form the core Safeguarding team, working alongside our parents/carers, other schools and external agencies, they are:

Richard Bradley
Safeguarding Lead – Line Manager for Learning Development:

rbradley@sweynepark.com

Katharine Dines
Headteacher

admin@sweynepark.com

Vanessa Brend
Deputy Safeguarding Lead – MyConcern:

vbrend@sweynepark.com

Donna Garvey
Deputy Safeguarding Lead – Safeguarding Curriculum:

dgarvey@sweynepark.com

Joy Jacob
Deputy Safeguarding Lead – Head of Resource Base for Hearing Impaired Pupils:

jjacob@sweynepark.com

Alick Robertson
Deputy Safeguarding Lead – Line Manager Sixth Form:

arobertson@sweynepark.com

Simon Smith
Premises Safety:

ssmith@sweynepark.com

Dan Joslin
E-Safety – Systems:

djoslin@sweynepark.com

Stephanie Whitcombe
DSL Support – adding support and capacity for our DSL Richard Bradley – Pupils and Family Support – Mental Health Lead – Children In Care:

swhitcombe@sweynepark.com

 

Mon – Fri 7:45A.M. – 4:00P.M.

Keeping Children Safe

Worried about a child or a member of their family? You can email the Safeguarding Lead and their deputy by using:
safeguarding@sweynepark.com

Download Policy Emotional Wellbeing

CEOPS have released resources for parents to use with their children. The resources help children stay safe online and will give parents the opportunity to further discuss these matters.

Parental Support Available

Inclusive Digital Safety Hub

Launched in October 2020 and aimed at professionals, parents/carers, children and young people, the Inclusive Digital Safety Hub is a collaboration between Internet Matters and South West Grid for Learning to empower parents, carers, and professionals with tailored advice and insight to make meaningful interventions in the lives of children and young people most likely to experience online risks. It’s the first of its kind and well worth a read.

Digital Safety Hub

Internet Matters

For support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online visit www.internetmatters.org.

London Grid for Learning

For support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online visit www.lgfl.net.

Parent Info

For support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online visit parentinfo.org.

Thinkuknow

For advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online visit www.thinkuknow.co.uk.

UK Safer Internet Centre

For safety tips, advice and resources for parents and carers visit www.saferinternet.org.uk.

.GOV

For guidance on supporting mental health during the (COVID-19) pandemic visit https://tinyurl.com/tq8daw8.

PREVENT

For Anti terrorism/radicalisation resources for parents the Department for Education recommends visiting educateagainsthate.com.

Net-aware

For support for parents and careers from the NSPCC visit www.net-aware.org.uk.

ParentINFO

For advice with more difficult topics such as sex, relationships and the internet or body image and peer pressure visit parentinfo.org.

Parents Protect!

For resources, publications, posters and other awareness raising material that will help us prevent child sexual abuse visit www.parentsprotect.co.uk.

LGfL DigiSafeTOP TIPS FOR PARENTS RIGHT NOW!

Student Support Available

NHS - Every mind matters

For advice on looking after your mental health visit www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters.

School Nursing Service

For a message from the School Nursing Service visit this link.

MIND

For some excellent resources for both adults and children visit this link.

Anna Freud Center

For excellent resources for self care re: mental health and anxiety visit this link.

REACH Wellbeing Hub

This resource is available to anyone experiencing mental health and wellbeing issues within the Rayleigh, Rochford, Southend and Castle Point areas visit www.trustlinks.org.

Childline

For an easy to use website with a section called ‘Explore’ which includes information about being safe online and with mobiles. visit https://www.childline.org.uk/.

Tootoot

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NSPCC Helpline

NSPCC helpline | NSPCC

The NSPCC helpline is staffed by trained professionals who can provide expert advice and support. We’re here if you’re concerned about a child, if you’re a parent or carer looking for advice, or if you’re a professional in need of information and guidance.

www.nspcc.org.uk

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