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.
If you are worried about a child, yourself or someone else in the Sweyne Park community please contact one of the Safeguarding Team via email.
Support for Students and Pupils mental health:
This is available from Kooth, which is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use. Students and pupils can access this provision via: https://www.kooth.com/
Pupil and Family Support: Students and pupils engaged in therapeutic support in school are able to email their 1:1 member of staff, using the format above. Please do also cc Mrs Whitcombe in to any emails, in case the member of staff is unwell. Unfortunately, this facility is not available for Mr Roberts, in this instance please email Mrs Whitcombe.
Pupil and Family Support may be contacted using the email addresses you already use, but please do cc them to Mrs Whitcombe. Parents/carers who may need to contact our Learning Development department, should please contact Mr Bradley, on the email above, likewise, if you should need to contact our Resource Base for Hearing Impaired Pupils, please contact Mrs Jacobs.
Parents and carers may choose to supplement the school online offer with support from online companies and in some cases individual tutors. I can’t emphasise enough the importance of securing online support from a reputable organisation/individual who can provide evidence that they are safe and can be trusted to have access to children. Where there is a crisis there will be those individuals who will seek an opportunity to take advantage of children, to groom and then abuse.
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.