Safeguarding and Wellbeing During the School Changes Due to Covid 19
We recognise the importance of working together to safeguard all children during this unprecedented time
This page is designed to ensure that all students and their parents have information and guidance to ensure that children are kept as safe as possible and have access to support whilst the school is going through changes to routine.
Should you have a concern about the welfare of a young person, you can access support through the usual support routes at school. Our staff are working remotely and continue to offer the support necessary to our students.
Mr Paul Walker is the Designated Safeguarding Lead, Miss Ashleigh Stewart is our Safeguarding and Wellbeing Advisor. Both of these staff are available via email or through the usual school phone number:
Mr Walker 01904 633300, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss Stewart 01904 633300, or email@example.com
Alternatively, if you are worried about a child or a young person, you could contact the City of York Council’s Children and Young People’s Services through the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH). If your concern is outside of normal office hours, you should contact the emergency duty team.
During Office Hours
- By Phone: 01904 551900
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Outside Office Hours
- Emergency Duty Team (for evenings, weekends and bank holidays): 01609 780780
In an emergency
If you are concerned that a child or young person is at immediate risk of harm, you should seek medical help or, in an emergency ring 999.
You should call 101 to report crime and other concerns that do not require an emergency response
HELP AND ADVICE LINES
0800 11 11 www.childline.org.uk
0808 800 5000 www.nspcc.org.uk
116 123 or 08457 90 90 90 www.samaritans.org
Online mental health and counselling support https://kooth.com/
KEEPING YOUR CHILD SAFE
Below are links to websites which provide parents/carers with useful information about where to go for advice and support
THE FOLLOWING WEBSITES PROVIDE SUPPORT FOR YOUNG PEOPLE WHO MAY NEED IT FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS:
KEEPING YOUR CHILD SAFE ONLINE
Parents may be concerned regarding online apps or websites their children are using. Here are some useful links which contains parent information on a variety of apps that you may find useful:
A helpful guide for parents to the apps / websites your child may be using. This is regularly updated and includes details of a wide variety of platforms.
Providing, advice, guidance and resources to parents to help keep your child safe online.
A detailed website focussing on on-line safety and parental awareness.
Providing help and support for parents on all elements of ‘digital family life’
A website which offers online support to parents and families including a live chat function for parents to access support quickly.