Guidance for Parents, Carers and Visitors

At The Kite Primary Federation we place the highest importance on safeguarding children.

We consider safeguarding to be everyone’s responsibility and we need the support of all staff, governors, parents, carers and visitors and the wider community.

Do not keep concerns to yourself, we would rather hear too many times than not at all and we are here to support every child.

If you have any concerns about the safety of our children, please inform us immediately by contacting the main school office and asking to speak to one of our designated safeguarding team.

 Designated Safeguarding Leads

Mrs King, Executive Head Teacher

Norwell C of E Primary School

St Matthews C of E Primary School

Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Beaman, Assistant Head Teacher Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Dorans, Assistant Head Teacher Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

If you have urgent concerns for a child, or suspect that a child has been abused in any way, or the school is closed you can also report a safeguarding concern to Nottinghamshire Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) ​by calling 0300 500 80 30. If you require an urgent response outside of working hours (08:30-17:00), contact the Emergency Duty Team (EDT) on 0300 456 4546.

In an emergency call 999.  https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/care/safeguarding/childrens-mash 

Childline:

Childline can be contacted on 0800 1111 or online. Whatever your worry, they can support you.  https://www.childline.org.uk/

NSPCC:

Offers advice and help for parents and carers on a range of issues. NSPCC can be contacted on

0808 800 5000  https://www.nspcc.org.uk/

Women’s Aid:

Women’s Aid provides help and support about domestic abuse against women and children.

Tel: 08457 023 478  https://www.womensaid.org.uk/

Change Grow Live (CGL):

CGL can offer advice about a range of issues such as alcohol, drugs, health and wellbeing and mental health.   https://www.changegrowlive.org/

Kooth:  

Is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people aged 10 to 25, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free to access.  www.kooth.com

Young minds:

Advice and information about young people’s mental health including information on CAMHS and what the next steps to seeking support are.  www.youngminds.org.uk

Samaritans

24 hour confidential listening and support for anyone who needs it. (Adults included.) Phone 116 123 (24 hours) Information and support for mental health issues.  www.samaritans.org

Harmless:

provides a range of advice and support about self harm, people who self harm, their friends and families. Phone 0115 934 8445  www.harmless.org.uk

B-eat:

The UK’s eating disorder charity. They have online support groups and a helpline for anyone under 18. Phone 0345 634 7650 (4pm – 10pm 365 days a year) Email fyp@b-eat.co.uk   www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk

The Mix:

Information, support and listening on EVERYTHING for young people

Phone 0808 808 4994 (24 hours), get lots of support online  www.themix.org.uk

Frank

Confidential information and advice about drugs and substance abuse, whether it’s for you or someone else. 0800 7766 00 (24 hours, won’t show up on your phone bill) www.talktofrank.com

Stonewall:

The UK charity for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and their allies. They offer information, advice. Phone 08000 50 20 20

Nottingham LGBT switchboard

Nottingham chartity offering advice for LGBT and questioning, people, their friends & family. Phone line open 7-9.15pm Mon-Fri 0115 934 8485.  www.youngstonewall.org.uk

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