Latest Safeguarding News

This area of the safeguarding site is aimed at providing parents with the latest news and concerns regarding safeguarding.

Each half term we publish a Safeguarding and well being newsletter to support our children and their families with any concerns that they may have. Each newsletter will have a “Hot Topic” that the safeguarding team feel is appropriate for the current time, along with many other  tips and advice for parents to help support their children. Links to wider services and articles will be available within each new edition, and this page will store all archived newsletters for parents to be able to access throughout the year.

Current News

 

October 6th – Hello Yellow School project

To support World Mental Health day on 9th October 2020 the pupils of Saint Benedict will come together to create a piece of artwork to promote mental well being and celebrate acts of kindness. Children will all take part in creating a “Bee” kind message by colouring and adding words to small Bee’s that will be transformed into a dress to display in the reception area of the school. This will act as a constant reminder to “Bee Kind” to others and help children to recognise the positive power of kindness in supporting mental health and well being within our community.

October 1st 2020 October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic violence is prevalent in every community, and affects all people regardless of age, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, or nationality. Physical violence is often accompanied by emotionally abusive and controlling behaviour as part of a much larger, systematic pattern of dominance and control. Domestic violence can result in physical injury, psychological trauma, and even death. The devastating consequences of domestic violence can cross generations and last a lifetime. Here are three simple information sheets that can be useful if you or a person within your community is experiencing domestic violence.

Understanding Domestic Violence

How Children may react to DV

Your Feelings Matter

 

31st August 2020 – Joined Up Care Derbyshire

Kooth and Qwell councelling serivices are working together to provide support for young people and adults.
With friendly counsellors available to speak to via a text messaging service from 12 noon-10pm Monday to Friday and 6pm-10pm on weekends, Kooth and Qwell provide great online counselling service options.

10th July 2020 – Thinking of buying your child’s first mobile? Monqi is the safest option!

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Monqi (pronounced ‘monkey’) is the smartphone for kids, that parents control. It has a unique operating system that’s hardwired into the smartphone, and lets you monitor everything your child does through a parental app.
Download the app here to connect a Monqi phone to your own device.

July 6th 2020 – Additional online safety guidance for schools and parents

Katy Potts, is the Computing, Digital and Online Lead for Schools in Islington. Throughout the period of lockdown Kate has been keeping schools there updated with a website full of useful information. Katy has summarised a list of updated lockdown resources from LGFL, CEOP, Safer Internet Centre and Common Sense Media here: Wakelet Website

 

July 2nd 2020 – Two useful websites and telephone numbers for local support for Mental Health.

 

Bridge the Gap are working with schools and parents to support the transition back into school. They are offering pupils sessions as well as specific parenting support. Click on the image to find our more or contact them on 01332 869417
 

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (DHCFT) Mental health support free line telephone number 0800 028 0077 to access local information about supporting your child in all aspects of mental health and well being.

 

 

June 26th 2020 – Two Apps that may be harmful for your children

It has been brought to our attention that some of our young people are using two social media apps ‘Wink’ and ‘Yubo’ which are aimed at allowing people to connect with others all over the world. These “Chat Rooms” can be accessed by anyone and people are encouraged to swap Snap Chat usernames to connect with strangers all over the globe. Yubo is particularly worrying as it is aimed at engaging the 13-25 year old audience. The schools advice would be to check your child’s mobile device and remove any trace of these applications for their own safety. If you have any concerns or require support in this please contact the school.

Yubo                                                                                                  Wink

 

Safeguarding newsletter October 2020

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Safeguarding newsletter July 2020

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Safeguarding Newsletter – June 2020

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