At North Crescent Primary School safeguarding is our number one priority and keeping children, their families and our staff safe is at the forefront of everything that we do. Safeguarding children is defined in Working Together to Safeguard Children and Keeping Children Safe in Education.
Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility in school and everyone receives regular training. In addition, we have 6 fully trained safeguarding leads, 4 of whom form the school Safeguarding Team. The work of our safeguarding team is assessed through both internal and external audits, including local and trust governance.
If you have concerns about a child anyone can call Essex Children's Social Care on 0345 603 7627
Please find below a range of useful links and information:
Our school works in accordance with the PREVENT Duty and approaches this issue in the same way as any other child protection matter. Any concerns that one of our pupils is at risk in this respect, will be referred to Children’s Social Care in line with the SET procedures.
This site has a wide range of support guides for parents, including:
PANTS - The underwear rule
Helping children deal with divorce and separation
Advice on drugs and alcohol
What parents can do about self harm
Supporting a child with mental health problems
Help talking about difficult topics
Home alone guide, and many more
ONLINE SEXUAL HARM
The Marie Collins Foundation (MCF) have published resources for professionals and parents / carers working with issues of online sexual harm and young people.
How can I help my child?
Helping my autistic child
Having conversation with your child
Having conversations with your child - Ukranian version
Don't suffer in silence
Finding out your child has been harmed
Support for victims and survivors
THE FAMILY INNOVATION FUND-XTRA
The Family Innovation Fund-Xtra offers a range of early support services children and young people aged between 0 and 19 years (up to 25 years for young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities) and their families. The early support services include children’s mental health, healthy relationships and coping with change.
Take a look at the support this service offer -