Partners with school.
Working in Partnership:
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and deputy DSL’s
If you have any safeguarding concerns regarding a child at our school or in the community, then please contact a member of the Foley Park Academy safeguarding team on 01562 823857.
If you think a child or young person is at immediate risk of significant harm then you should contact the Family Front Door (FFD) – 01905 822 666 or in an emergency always call 999.
Foley Park work with the local school nursing team. If you wish to make an appointment to see a school nurse, please contact the school office- 01562 823857
Mental Health in Schools
Claire Darby, our Education Mental Health Practitioner is in school on Wednesdays.
If you think your child could benefit from support from Claire, please contact the school office.
The Front Door to Children’s Services
(Previously: Children’s Helpdesk).
If a member of staff, parent/carer or member of the public thinks a child or young person is at immediate risk of significant harm they should contact the Family Front Door (FFD) – 01905 822 666 or in an emergency always call 999.
Do not wait to discuss this with the DSL/DDSL but do report it afterwards.
Safeguarding Children’s Board) website.
Important information for parents and professionals across Worcestershire in relation to keeping children safe and avenues of support including early help options. Everyone should know how to access this website which has all of the agreed Worcestershire safeguarding and child protection processes on it.
Universal source of help for all families in Worcestershire:
Information Service (FIS)
Worcestershire Family Information Service (FIS)
advisors give impartial information on childcare, finances, parenting and education. FIS are a useful source of information for parents and professionals. They support families, children and young people aged 0-19 years of age (25 for young people with additional needs) and professionals working with these families. They can help link parents up with other organisations that might be able to help or provide the information themselves.
Worcestershire Home Education Network
Home education is becoming an increasingly popular option for families in Worcestershire and we have a growing community that are able to offer each other support. Between us we have years of experience in educating children of all ages and are able to organise and put on a range of activities.
We hold meetings usually at least weekly, throughout term time at various locations round the county-for example:
- Social gatherings occur monthly in North Worcestershire for all ages, with both indoor and outdoor games plus organised activities such as climbing/zip-wires/grass sledging for 8+.
- Monthly meeting in Worcester with games, music and crafts for all ages.
- Monthly social meeting in south Worcestershire, including indoor and outdoor games, group music session and a drama group.
- Bowling or Ice skating most months.
- "Education group" workshops organised regularly. Recent workshops have include: Marvellous Mosaics' 'Gunpowder plot' 'Medieval life', 'Making Music' and 'Creative Writing.
We also meet up with people from neighbouring counties and many of us go along to the national camps and gatherings that are organised by home educators throughout the year.
We have a Worcestershire Home Educators Newsletter (WHEN) that lists all of the activities for the coming month and run a Worcestershire Home Educators Internet support list.
Contact us on: email@example.com
E-safety (Online Safety)
Online Activity (phones, computers) can be a serious risk to children: The use of technology has become a significant component of many safeguarding issues. Child sexual exploitation; radicalisation; sexual predation – technology often provides the platform that facilitates harm. With the right support, education and safety measures in place the internet and new technologies can also bring great benefits but we must all be vigilant
PACE (parents against child exploitation) UK is
a useful website to engage parents with safety issues. www.paceuk.info/
This is the Child Exploitation and Online
Protection (CEOP) Centre. It’s a one stop shop for most information about online safety.
http://educateagainsthate.com/ - This is the
government website to help parents and professionals understand the risks of children
and young people being radicalised by
extremists online and how to keep children safe
www.internetmatters.org – A great site for
helping parents keep their children safe online.
We have some useful self-help guides/leaflets available for you to access online. The guides are available for you to read online. The self-help guides can be accessed by typing the below link into your URL and selecting ‘Self Help Guides’: www.hacw.nhs.uk/a-to-z/letter-s/
Rethink Mental Illness
Mental Health Foundation
Bullying (including cyberbullying)/ Child death/suicide/prevention
Cyberbullying is using the internet, email, online games or any digital technology to threaten, tease, upset or humiliate someone else.
If the police consider a message or post to be potentially criminal, they will take appropriate action.This could involve arresting the person responsible or interviewing them under caution. Cases involving sustained abuse or where someone’s life is threatened will be treated seriously. The police will consider all of the circumstances when considering the best response to a report of cyber bullying.They will assess how vulnerable the victim is and what resources are required to trace the offender via social networking sites that often operate abroad and to different legislation. In certain cases it may be difficult to take action if the offender isn’t in the UK.They will work with the victim to bring about the most suitable and proportionate conclusion, this will include alternative options that include the officer in the case using their discretion and working with the offender to record an apology to the victim.
KidScape: Our resources provide information on issues surrounding bullying, online and personal safety. They can be used directly by young people and parents, as well as in the classroom within schools and youth organisations.