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Safeguarding

Our Safeguarding Policy

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

Do You Have Concerns About a Child?

If a child is at immediate risk, call the police on 999  

If you have a safeguarding concern please contact a member of the Safeguarding Team. 

If you have concerns about a child outside of school, you can: 

Children in need of advice or support can call Childline on 0800 1111 

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

The role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL):

The DSL is responsible for overseeing all aspects of safeguarding and child protection, including operational and strategic monitoring, making appropriate referrals, delivering regular training, and ensuring that safeguarding remains at the core of everything we do at Sweyne Park.  Working with the Safeguarding Team, the DSL ensures that all stakeholders are aware of, and understand all relevant safeguarding procedures and policies.  The DSL works alongside the Local Authority and other third party agencies, sharing information as appropriate.  

 

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

John Edwards
Deputy Safeguarding Lead – Deputy Headteacher

jedwards@sweynepark.com

Steph Woodward
Deputy Safeguarding Lead – SENDCO

swoodward@sweynepark.com

Vanessa Brend
Deputy Safeguarding Lead – MyConcern:

vbrend@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

Download our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy Download Keeping Children Safe In Education – Part 1

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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Giving a voice. Pupil Voice Week 2021 is now live! Register for free today herehere

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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

If ever faced with an incident of harmful sexual behaviour and need advice, You can call the Harmful Sexual Behaviour Support Service on 0344 2250623 or email them at hsbsupport@swgfl.org.uk
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Harmful Sexual Behaviour Support Service

SWGfL and The Marie Collins Foundation have created a support service for professionals working with children and young people in tackling harmful sexual behaviours, funded by the Home Office and in collaboration with the Department for Education.

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