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Safeguarding message to parents

Please read this important safeguarding message from Chris Jones of Thames Valley Police regarding a new website and app of concern.

Open Safeguarding Letter to Parents Monkey Social Media

We would also like to take this opportunity to signpost avenues of support should you have an urgent safeguarding concern.  These are particularly important to be aware of if you have a concern outside of the school day, when Bartholomew’s safeguarding team are not routinely accessing emails.

Worried about a child?

It is everybody’s responsibility to keep children and young people safe. If you’re concerned that a child is being abused or neglected you should report it so that the child can be protected.

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

 If you have a concern about a child, please call MASH* on 0345 050 7666.

 (Office hours: 8.30am – 5pm, Monday to Thursday; 8.30am – 4pm, Friday)

 Outside office hours: Emergency Duty Team: 0800 833 408

MASH* (The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub) is the front door to Children’s Social Care for all child protection and immediate safeguarding concerns. If there is an immediate safeguarding concern where a child is deemed at risk or has potentially suffered significant harm, the MASH team should be contacted immediately.

For example:

Allegations/concerns that the child has been sexually/physically abused
Concerns that the child is suffering from severe neglect or other severe health risks
Concern that a child is living in or will be returned to a situation that may place them at immediate risk
The child is frightened to return home
The child has been abandoned or parent is absent

A special helpline is available if you are concerned that a child you know is being sexually exploited. Contact the Kingfisher Team on 01865 309196.

If you are worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with a child online

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

 

Additional support for mental health concerns:

Anxiety UK Support for those suffering with anxiety    

Helpline – 03444 775 774 / text service – 07537 416905       

support@anxietyuk.org.uk      

www.anxietyuk.org.uk
Bullying UK  Part of family lives Helpline – 0808 800 2222               www.familylives.org.uk
Childline Any issue children/ young people are facing

Helpline – 0800 1111

Available 24 hours

www.childline.org.uk  1-2-1 counsellor chat 

National Bullying Helpline         

Advice and support for parents and young people 0845 2255 787 www.nationalbullyinghelpline.co.uk
No Panic Support for those who have panic attacks  Youth Helpline - 0330 606 1174  info@nopanic.org.uk
Young minds YoungMinds offers free confidential online and telephone support to anyone worried about the emotional and mental wellbeing of a child or young person up to the age of 25                

Tel: 0808 802 5544   

9.30am-4.00pm Mon-Fri

Crisis messenger – Text YM to 85258 

https://youngminds.org.uk
Oxfordshire CAMHS     https://www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/camhs/oxon
School Health Nursing   mobile 07769 235 149 SHN.oxfordshire@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk
MHST videos and resources     https://www.response.org.uk/mental-health-support-team-podcasts-videos
Oxfordshire Multiagency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) To raise any safeguarding concerns 0345 050 766  
Samaritans  

Tel:116 123                   Text SHOUT to 8525          Available 24 hours

https://www.samaritans.org


 

 

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