KEEP YOUR CHILD SAFE ONLINE
Internet Safety and 'How to' guides for parents, carers and families.
Victoria Northern from PACE visited school to run a parents information session about safeguarding your children at home on their mobile devices.
We have placed the documents discussed on our safeguarding page here which were sent by Victoria.
You can also find up to date support and advice about keeping children safe on the NSPCC website here using the link below. This includes support for online, in the home and mental health.https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/
The NSPCC have recently (2023) shared support and advice for families around safeguarding at home in relation to Virtual Reality Headsets. You can find this here: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/virtual-reality-headsets/
PACE (Parents Against Child Exploitation)
Pace is a leading national charity that brings the parent perspective to tackling child exploitation.
Online Support Sessions for Parents:
These sessions are an opportunity to understand the signs that a child may be being exploited, increase your confidence to respond safely and learn how to support a child who may be at risk of being exploited criminally or sexually. You will have the opportunity to ask questions, share concerns and connect with other parents and carers.
The session will help you to:
- Understand what child exploitation is
- Understand the signs of child exploitation
- Learn how children are groomed online
- Understand the behaviours of exploited children
Join your local session by emailing email@example.com
Be more #activecalderdale
Active Calderdale provides information about how to be more active and have a healthier lifestyle in Calderdale
Click on the links below to visit the websites
Oxford Owl: Expert advice, educational resources and free eBooks
Oxford Owl - remember to use your class log in to access free reading books and recordings as well as other learning resources for phonics, reading, writing and maths.
Health and Wellbeing
Mental Health Awareness Week
A number of resources have been shared with families as a part of Mental Health Awareness Week. You will also find these below to refer to.
If at any time you are concerned and wish to discuss a child's wellbeing with us, please contact us:
Telephone: 01422 373104
Mrs Lomas (Designated Safeguarding Lead—DSL): firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Hudson-Crook (Deputy DSL): email@example.com
Children's Mental Health Week
NHS talking therapies can help if you’re struggling to cope with feelings of anxiety or depression. Rest assured it’s totally confidential.
Your GP can refer you or you can refer yourself online at https://crowd.in/SO095j
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Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
This support is available for both parents and children.
If you call, you'll speak to a professional in your local NHS mental health service.
They can discuss your current mental health needs and provide access to further support if needed.
Calderdale Open Minds (CAMHS)
The Calderdale Open Minds website has some excellent support materials and documents for families as well as signposting you to useful charities, support lines and websites.
The Open Minds in Calderdale website is available to all schools in Calderdale to link to and provides local and national emotional health and wellbeing and mental health information and services for children and young people, families and professionals.
Visit the Open Minds website:
Open Minds has a section on “Exam help & Support” for any children who want additional support http://www.openmindscalderdale.org.uk/exam-help-calderdale/
There is a section on Open Minds with information about school transition support here for children transitioning to secondary school http://www.openmindscalderdale.org.uk/school-transition-support/
Time Out Listening Line
Time Out Listening Line is open for students aged 10-19 who want someone to talk to about issues such as: home/school life, friendships, and any other worries.
The Listening Line is not a counselling service, it’s a safe space offering children and young people the opportunity to speak to an experienced Time Out worker, who regularly works with children and young people in schools and in the community.
To access the listening line children and young people can send a text to 07418 311736 and one of Time Out’s project workers will call them back to arrange a time.