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Slinfold CE Primary School and Pre-School

Caring for each other, learning from each other, achieving with each other…guided by God

Safeguarding

Slinfold CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

 

This means that we have a Child Protection Policy and robust procedures in place. All staff (including supply staff, volunteers and Governors) must ensure that they are aware of these procedures. Parents, carers and all stakeholders are welcome to read the policy which can be found below. 

 

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies where there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about any pupils are discussed with the child's parents or carers first, unless we have reason to believe that doing so may negatively impact on the child's welfare.

 

Slinfold CE Primary School - Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is:

Iain Campbell (Headteacher).

Please email any Safeguarding concerns to: head@slinfold.w-sussex.sch.uk

In his absence, the Deputy DSLs are:

Claire Collins (Inclusion Leader)

Heather Cartwright (Pre-School Manager).

SPOA - Single Point of Access

          Horsham Wellbeing Hub 

The Wellbeing service can help you to find local wellbeing information and services. From this website to the teams in your local area, you can get advice and support on how to make small changes to improve your health and wellbeing, including how to stop smoking, how to become more active or how to make your meals healthier.

 

https://horsham.westsussexwellbeing.org.uk/about-us 

REACHING FAMILIES

Support for families of children and young people with SEN and disabilities in West Sussex. 

Telephone – 01903 366360

HORSHAM FOODBANK

Horsham Foodbank can provide 3 – 5 days’ worth of emergency food for those in crisis. 

Telephone - 0300 124 0204

CITIZENS ADVICE IN WEST SUSSEX

Citizens Advice is able to provide support and advice on a number of issues. They can offer advice over the phone, by webcam or via email.

 

Citizens Advice Horsham

Lower Tanbridge Way

Horsham

RH12 1PJ

Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm

0808 2787969

NSPCC

Support and tips to help you keep children safe. From advice on children’s mental health to staying safe online, support for parents and what to do if you’re worried about a child.

Telephone - 0808 800 5000

HORSHAM MATTERS

Horsham Matters is a Christian charity that aims to demonstrate love of our neighbour by relieving hardship through the provision of essential services (food, fuel and shelter) in order to make a positive, long-lasting impact on people's lives.

Telephone - 0300 124 0204

WEST SUSSEX COMMUNITY HUB

Local support including financial support through the government's Household Support Fund (Option 4)

 

 

SHELTER HOUSING ADVICE

Emergency Hotline - Opening times: Monday to Friday, 8am - 8pm | Weekends and bank holidays, 9am - 5pm.

0808 800 4444

 

DEPARTMENT FOR WORK & PENSIONS

Employment and Benefit Support

https://www.gov.uk/browse/benefits

 

MENTALLY HEALTHY SCHOOLS

Mentally Healthy Schools is a free website for UK primary and secondary schools and further education settings, offering school staff and parents information, advice and practical resources to better understand and promote children’s mental health and wellbeing.

https://mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk/about/

 

YOUNG MINDS

The UK’s leading charity for children and young people's mental health. Support and information on all aspects of mental health and wellbeing.

https://www.youngminds.org.uk/about-us/

 

BARNARDO'S

We don’t abandon children because of who they are or what they’ve done. We listen to them, fight for their rights and do whatever it takes to protect and support them – because we believe that all children have the right to a happy and healthy life. 

At a time when more young people need specialist help with complex issues like sexual abuse, mental health problems and serious violence, our work is more vital than ever.

Times have changed and we've changed with them, but our belief in the potential of every child remains.

https://www.barnardos.org.uk/  

 

SUSSEX MENTAL HEALTHLINE

If you are feeling suicidal or in crisis, the best thing to do is talk.  Speak to someone you can trust or a service which can offer you support.  If you think that someone you know is suicidal – ask them.

Telephone - 0300 5000 101

Monday – Friday 9am-5pm

Weekends 24 hours

 

MIND

Advice for taking care of your mental health and wellbeing.

https://www.mind.org.uk/about-us/

 

CHILDNET

Helping to make the internet a great and safe place for children and young people.

 

WEST SUSSEX YOUNG CARERS FAMILY SERVICE

West Sussex Young Carers Family Service supports young carers under 18 with information, support, advice and signposting.

WOMEN'S AID

If you are a child or young person and have been affected by domestic abuse, we're here to help you. 

Women's Aid have created this space to help children and young people to understand domestic abuse, and how to take positive action if it's happening to you.

 

Live Chat Available –

https://www.womensaid.org.uk/

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