How to keep your child safe
Keeping your child safe at school is known as Safeguarding.
Our Child Protection policy details safeguarding in school. Our students know that, should they have a problem or a concern in school then, they should speak to their form tutor or a member of the Pastoral Team.
Students are taught about internet and e-safety through the school curriculum, including PSHEE. We have safeguarding posters in all classrooms reminding students who they can speak to if they have any concerns or worries whilst they are at school.
Useful information about keeping your child safe:
- NYSCP – www.safeguardingchildren.co.uk
- NSPCC - www.nspcc.org.uk
- CEOP - https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/
- Internet Matters - http://www.internetmatters.org/
- Childnet – www.childnet.com
- Parents Protect – www.parentsprotect.co.uk
Below are some of the main agencies we work with:
The Healthy Child Team for Richmondshire
The Healthy Child Team provide support, advice and intervention for young people and children with their health and wellbeing. The team consists of Sara Pringle who is the Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) for Richmondshire, Michele Pearson and Carol Thompson are the Healthy Child Nurses and Kirsty Hugill and Kerry Storey are the team’s Assistant Practitioners; Helen Mcnaught is our screening technician.
The contact details for the Healthy Child Team are:
Telephone: 01609 534298
Young carers are people under the age of 18 who offer regular help to parents, grandparents or siblings. Young carers can have additional responsibilities and concerns and need to feel supported in school. If you have any queries regarding young carers contact Vicky Stapylton.
The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services offer support to children, young people and their families who are experiencing significant emotional difficulties or mental health issues. These can be accessed by a referral from your GP.
Compass Reach helps young people who are engaged in risk taking behaviour. Students can be referred to Compass Reach by the school.
The Prevention Service allows families in North Yorkshire to access a range of support to ensure their children are safe, happy and well. By providing timely and effective responses, North Yorkshire County Council can prevent difficulties escalating to CSC and other services.
Children's Social Care
Children Social Care offer access to trained social workers and targeted support for families who need more help.
Local schools’ Collaboration
The local school's collaboration use connections between schools in the area to support the needs of students by accessing the provision of other local schools.
Service Pupils Champion
The Service Pupils Champion supports students with parents who are active or have been active in the armed forces.
Nickie Young - Nickieyoung@northyorks.gov.uk
Should you feel at any time that your family might benefit from the input of any of these outside agencies, then just contact your child’s Director of Learning and they will be able to advise you further.