Safeguarding students and their families in the event of school closure due to the coronavirus

 

Safeguarding students and their families in the event of school closure due to the Coronavirus

In the event of a school closure due to the Coronavirus outbreak we wish to assure our students and their families that students’ wellbeing will continue to be of upmost importance.

If you have a concern about a students’ safety or wellbeing during a school closure you should:

·         Telephone the academy on 0116 2413371 between 10.30am – 3pm.  Your call will be forwarded to one of our DSLs who will triage your call and take the most appropriate action

·         If you feel that a child is in immediate danger you should call 999

 

Our Designated Safeguarding Leads will take steps to continue to support our most vulnerable families.  This will include:

  • Making telephone contact twice a week with identified students
  • Maintaining contact with social services and other agencies to ensure information is shared and action taken
  • Supporting with the provision of free school meals to those most in need

 

Students and their families are reminded of the following areas of support, should they need this:

  • Duty and Advice Service (Children’s Social Services): 0116 454 1004
  • Childline: 0800 1111. childline.org.uk
  • NSPCC: nspcc.co.uk
  • The Samaritans: 0116 123
  • Mind (mental health support): www.mind.org.uk/information-support/
  • Kooth – Advice and support for young people: kooth.com/
  • Health for Teens: healthforteens.co.uk
  • UAVA (United against violence and abuse, domestic violence support): 08088020028

 

If schools close it is possible that students may spend more time online.  We would like students and parents to remind themselves of online safety advice and available support:

 

 

For non-urgent equires related to students’ wellbeing you can email our Designated Safeguarding Leads on: [email protected]  

 

 

18th March 2020
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