School Closure Safeguarding Information

26th March 2020

Information for Parents/Carers & Pupils

Reporting Safeguarding concerns

Across C.I.T Academies, we pride ourselves on the support and care that we give our pupils and alongside your child’s Teacher and Headteacher, we have a team of Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL's), whom you can contact if you have any safeguarding concerns.

If you have any general concerns about your child, please contact their Teacher in the first instance, however if you have significant safeguarding concerns, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the school’s safeguarding team:

http://www.spaldingstpauls-cit.co.uk/web/safeguarding/464774

Urgent Concerns 

Lincolnshire County Council - https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/safeguarding/report-concern

If you have urgent concerns for a child, or suspect that a child has been abused in any way, you can also report a safeguarding concern to Lincolnshire County Council Children’s Safeguarding by calling 01522 782111 (if you are a member of the public).

If you require an urgent response outside of working hours, please call 01522 782333. In an emergency, call 999. 

Other sources of help 

Childline - www.childline.org.uk 

Comforts, advises and protects children 24 hours a day and offers free confidential counselling.

Phone 0800 1111 (24 hours) or chat 1-2-1 with a counsellor online. 

Kooth - www.kooth.com 

An online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop. Free to access. 

Young minds - www.youngminds.org.uk 

Advice and information about young people’s mental health including information on CAMHS and what the next steps to seeking support are. 

Samaritans - www.samaritans.org  

24 hour confidential listening and support for anyone who needs it (adults included).

Phone 116 123 (24 hours). Information and support for mental health issues. 

Harmless - www.harmless.org.uk 

Provides a range of advice and support about self-harm, people who self-harm, their friends and families. Phone 0115 934 8445. 

B-eat - www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk 

The UK's eating disorder charity. They have online support groups and a helpline for anyone under 18. Phone 0345 634 7650 (4pm – 10pm 365 days a year) Email fyp@b-eat.co.uk 

The Mix - www.themix.org.uk  

Information, support and listening on everything for young people.

Phone 0808 808 4994 (24 hours), get lots of support online. 

Drugs and alcohol Frank - www.talktofrank.com 

Confidential information and advice about drugs and substance abuse, whether it’s for you or someone else. Call 0800 7766 00 (24 hours, won't show up on your phone bill).

NSPCC - www.nspcc.org.uk

NSPCC stands for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. The website has a range of support for Parents/Carers. Phone 0808 800 5000 - main NSPCC helpline (call if you are worried about a child, if you need more information including child trafficking advice).