Safeguarding

Maintaining a Culture of Vigilance

Dormston School is committed to safeguarding children and young people and we expect everyone who works in our school to share this commitment. Our staff work tirelessly to ensure that all students are safe, happy and supported in reaching their potential, both academically and personally.

The following policies are in place to support this aim and can be found on our website in our Policies page;

  • Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy
  • Positive Behaviour Policy
  • Anti-Bullying Policy
  • Equality Policy

Keeping Children Safe in Education

To read translated versions of the DfE’s KCSIE guidance please follow this link https://www.lgfl.net/digisafe/kcsietranslate

Student Staying Safe Team

Student Staying Safe Team

Dormston School is proud to announce its newly established Student Staying Safe Team.  This team meets regularly to raise the awareness of current safeguarding issues in a child friendly manner through assemblies and the ‘Keeping Yourself Safe’ notice board.  A child friendly policy is currently being created to ensure safeguarding issues are presented in a concise, simplistic manner.

 

Education Against Hate

An “educate against hate” website was launched by Nicky Morgan, whilst she was England’s Education Secretary, as part of a renewed drive against extremism. At Dormston School we are committed to safeguard and protect students from potential risk and have added the link to this website which parents may find useful or interesting.

If you are worried about the safety or well-being of any child, please report this as soon as possible to either the child’s Head of House or one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads, Mrs J Elliott, Mr N Amos or Ms L Smith.

The below website links offer further support, guidance and advice to parents and carers with a concern.

Anti-Bullying

bullying.co.uk samaritans.org.uk

anti-bullyingalliance.org

Barnardos

barnados.org.uk

Childline

childline.org.uk

The Children’s Society

the-childrens-society.org.uk

Child Safety

Family Life Today – Where’s The Risk Poster

Child Safety Week 2019 – Parent Pack

Child Sexual Exploitation

Stonewall, the leading charity and organisation for the LGBT+ community, have produced advice for parents/carers who think their child may be gay. Click here to view the flier.

Local Authority Safeguarding Information

safeguarding.dudley.gov.uk

Mental Health

youngminds.org.uk familylives.org.uk

MIND

mind.org.uk

NSPCC

nspcc.org.uk

Refuge

refuge.org.uk

Save The Children Fund

savethechildren.org.uk

Self-Harm

Virtual College – Understanding Young Minds – Free on-line course

Well Being

Well Being Support and Guidance

The emotional wellbeing of students, staff, parents and carers is important to living a happy, successful and healthy life. There are times, however, when we all need a little support in achieving this.

 

There is a huge array of support online that is free to access and offers guidance, advice, support and tips on how to deal with mental illnesses like anxiety and depression. This support ranges from case studies to helpful hints, and also provides contact numbers to access the support.

 

Below is a list of online support organisations that are available for students, parents, carers and staff.  Click on the links to visit the websites of the organisations.

 

 

Organisation

 

Support for

KOOTH

All young people (free, safe anonymous online support)

STONEWALL

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people

DUDLEY MIND

Young people/parents/carers

YOUNG MIND

Project based advice for young people and parents/carers. Helpline number for parents/carers

ANXIETY UK

Young people. Support for anxiety conditions.

TIME TO CHANGE

Young people. Provides phone numbers for mental health charities, groups and services.

HEADS TOGETHER

Young people. Promotes talking about mental health and getting rid of the stigma attached to it.

PLACE2BE

Parents/carers. Provides emotional support for children.

Starting secondary school

Advice about getting ready to start secondary school.

CALM (campaign against living miserably)

Men/boys on mental health and well being.

CHILDNET

Parents and Carers. Working to keep the internet a safe place to be.

WHAT CENTRE

Parents and carers. A place for Parents/carers to access services in the local area.

SAMARITANS

All people with suicidal thoughts or any other issues that need to be talked through.

THE CHILDREN’S SOCIETY

Advice for young vulnerable people.

SELFHARM UK / VIRTUAL COLLEGE

Free online course designed to help parents talk about the issue of self-harm with their children

ANNA FREUD NATIONAL CENTRE FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

Support for families on mental health.

Anna Freud Secondary Parents Leaflet

PARENT ZONE

Internet use (help and advice for families in a digital world)

ACTION FOR HAPPINESS

Wellbeing calendar and suggestions to promote a positive well being

NATIONAL ONLINE SAFTEY

Resources for parents/carers and young people on e-safety.

 

 

Promoting positive mental health is essential to success. The Mental Health Foundation have created support materials containing useful information and tips that will help towards supporting anyone who may be struggling with certain aspects of their life.

If you click on the name of the booklet, it will take you directly to the support materials.

Overcome Fear and Anxiety

Sleep Better

Self Harm

Look After Your Mental Health Using Exercise

Look After Your Mental Health Using Mindfulness

 

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