St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

"to inspire, to learn, to love with God"

Welcome to St Joseph's website

Hill Top, Hednesford, Cannock, Staffordshire WS12 1DE

office@st-josephs-hednesford.staffs.sch.uk

01543 227225

Safeguarding

Safeguarding

 

If you have a safeguarding concern, please contact a member of our Safeguarding Team in person or via the school office: 01543 227225

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Bernadette Corbett

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads

Mrs Victoria Farrah, Mrs Claire Davies, Mrs Chloe Hunwick-Davy

Safeguarding Governor

Mr Josh Sutton

The school safeguarding policy can be found here

Keeping Children Safe in education 2022- click here to open document

Most children enjoy generally safe and happy childhood experiences within their own family but unfortunately for some, this is not the case.

 

We all have a duty to protect children and this page will help you to access support if you are concerned that a child or young person is at risk of harm.

Worries you may have about a child...

Who can help?

 

Reporting a Concern

We all have a duty to protect children and young people from harm. If you have any concerns about a child or young person it is always best to share them.

 

If you think a child is in immediate danger, contact the police on 999.

 

Staffordshire Police:
Telephone: 101 

In an emergency always call 999

 

If a child is not in immediate danger but at risk of harm, contact Staffordshire Children's Advice and Support Team. 

 

Staffordshire Children's Advice and Support Team:

Phone: 0300 111 8007

Open: Monday to Thursday 8:30am-5:00pm and Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
 
Emergency Duty Service:
(Out of Hours Service- In an emergency, outside office hours please contact the Emergency Duty Service)
Telephone: 0345 604 2886

What will happen next?

Social workers will follow up every report where they believe a child may be at risk of harm. They will talk to other people who know the child and may be able to provide a clearer picture. This includes teachers, health visitors and members of the child's family.

After this several things could happen:

  • No further action will be taken
  • Help and support will be offered to the family
  • An investigation will take place

 

Further Advice

Earliest help

Find family support providers on  Staffordshire Connects.

The NSPCC is a registered charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK. On their website you can find advice on how you can keep children safe, where to go for help, and the latest news stories relating to child safety.

ONLINE SAFETY

Being online is an integral part of children and young people’s lives. Social media, online games, websites and apps can be accessed through mobile phones, computers, laptops and tablets – all of which form a part of children and young people’s online world.

The internet and online technology provides new opportunities for young people’s learning and growth, but it can also expose them to new types of risks.

E-safety should form a fundamental part of school's safeguarding and child protection measures.

Government guidance for schools across the UK highlights the importance of safeguarding children and young online.

 

> Read the key safeguarding legislation and guidance for schools in the UK

 

Click here to visit the NSPCC online safety guidance

 

The school online safety policy can be found here

Helplines, APPs and Websites to support parents and children

 

Support Service

Phone

 

Website

Online chat

NetAware

Parents’ guide to apps/games/ social media sites to help keep children safe

 

 

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

 

Shout

Crisis text messenger service

 

 

Text 85258

24/7

Free on most networks

 

https://www.giveusashout.org/get-help/

 

Frank

Honest information and advice about drugs and alcohol

 

 

0300 1236600

Text 82111

confidential

24/7

 

https://www.talktofrank.com/

 

Drinkline

Confidential information and advice for you or someone you are worried about

0300 123 1110

Weekdays 9am–8pm, weekends 11am–4pm

free

 

 

 

CEOP

Reporting online sexual abuse or content

 

 

https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

 

Samaritans

Free confidential support line for people who are feeling desperate

116 123

 

https://www.samaritans.org/

 

Pace

Telephone support and secure online forum for parents of exploited children

0113 240 5226

Office hours

£

 

https://paceuk.info/for-parents/

  

SelfHarm UK

Support with self-harm issues

X

 

www.selfharm.co.uk

 

Money Advice Service

Financial help and information

0800 138 7777

Free

 

https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en

 

Step Change

Debt support charity

 

 

https://www.stepchange.org/debt-info/emergency-funding.aspx

Yes

Refuge

Domestic abuse helpline and online support and information

0808 2000 247

Free

24/7

 

https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/

 

Young Minds

Support for parents when young people suffer poor mental health

Crisis text messenger
85258
free
24/7

 

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-survival-guide/

 

www.youngminds.org.uk

 

Recovery

Support for drug and alcohol addiction

 

0203 553 0324

Free callback available

24/7

 

https://www.recovery.org.uk/

Yes

Adfam

Support for families affected by drugs and alcohol

 

 

https://adfam.org.uk/

 

Stop Breathe Think

Free Mindfulness app

(pay version also available)

 

 

https://www.stopbreathethink.com/

 

101

Non-emergency Police number.

For emergencies

DIAL 999

101

 

15p per call

 

 

 

111

Non- emergency health advice.

For emergencies

DIAL 999.

111

Call if you are seriously worried about symptoms

24/7

free

 

https://111.nhs.uk/

 

Use website if your enquiry isn’t serious

 

Staffordshire Children’s Social Care

0800 1313 126

 

 

 

Phoenix

Free resources for children and young people during COVID-19 restrictions

 

 

https://www.phoenixgrouphq.com/covid-19

 

Childline
Free, confidential service where you can talk about anything you want

0800 1111
free
24/7

 

www.childline.org.uk

Yes

The Mix
Info and support for the under 25s for all kinds of issues

0808 8084994
free
not 24/7
 

 

www.themix.org.uk

Yes 4-11pm

Runaway Helpline
Support when you have gone missing
 

116000
free
confidential
24/7

 

www.missingpeople.org.uk/how-we-can-help/young-people/646-saysomething.html

 

Kooth
Free, anonymous online counselling and support for young people

 

 

www.kooth.com

 

Mon – Fri 12pm – 10pm
Sat – Sun 6pm – 10pm

 

Help at Hand
Support, advice and info for young people in care

0800 528 0731
free
not 24/7

 

www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/help-at-hand

 

stopitnow!
Help if you are
worried about your online behaviour or someone else’s

0800 1111
free
24/7

 

www.childline.org.uk

 

B-eat
Support with eating disorders

 

0808 801 0711
or
0808 801 0677
free
confidential
not 24/7

 

www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk

Yes

Brook
Sexual health advice for under 25s

 

 

 

www.brook.org.uk

 

Children’s Society
Support with various mental health and emotional issues for 13-17s

 

 

www.childrenssociety.org.uk/mental-health-advice-for-children-and-young-people/the-advice-resource-vault/advice-for-children-age-13-17

 

Calm Harm

Free app to help
manage self-harm urges

 

 

https://calmharm.co.uk/

 

The Hideout
Domestic Abuse
website for young

 

 

http://thehideout.org.uk/

 

MeeTwo
Free mental health support app for young people to talk to experts or people with similar issues

 

 

https://www.meetwo.co.uk/
anonymous posts in the app allow chat with other people
(posts moderated in advance)

Yes

Fearless
Information and advice about youth crime.100% anonymous crime reporting

 

 

https://www.fearless.org/en

 

 

 

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