Safeguarding and Wellbeing
For the duration of the nationwide school closure announced by the government, staff at Norton College acknowledge our responsibility to maintain the link between home and school and recognises the importance of working together to safeguard all children during this unprecedented time
This page is designed as a measured response to ensure that all students and their parents have information and guidance to ensure children are kept as safe as reasonably possible whilst the school is closed.
Should you have a concern about the welfare of a young person, you can access support by contacting Mrs Barber, the Designated Safeguarding Lead in the first instance, or Mrs Gilbank her Deputy. They will be available on the numbers below during office hours whilst in college or working from home. They can also be contacted via email.
Mrs Barber 07395286704, email@example.com (Mobile number updated)
Mrs Gilbank 07395286705, or firstname.lastname@example.org (Mobile number updated)
Alternatively, If you are worried about a child or a young person, you could contact the Children and Young People’s Service through the Multi Agency Screening Team (MAST). If your concern is outside of normal office hours, you should contact the emergency duty team.
During Office Hours
By Phone: 01609 780780
Secure email: Childrenemail@example.com
Outside Office Hours
Emergency Duty Team (for evenings, weekends and bank holidays): 01609 780780
Further details can be found at the following address: http://www.northyorks.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=3199
In an emergency
If you are concerned that a child or young person is at immediate risk of harm, you should seek medical help or, in an emergency ring 999.
You should call 101 to report crime and other concerns that do not require an emergency response
HELP AND ADVICE LINES
0800 11 11 www.childline.org.uk
0808 800 5000
116 123 or 08457 90 90 90 www.samaritans.org
Online mental health and counselling support https://vimeo.com/318731977/a9f32c87d,
0800 008 7452
07520 631168 (text service) www.compassbuzz.org
KEEPING YOUR CHILD SAFE
Below are links to websites which provide parents/carers with useful information. Where to go for advice and support – Drugs Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Social Media Library.pdf
How to keep your child safe online
- Thinkyouknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)
- Internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
- Parent info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
- LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
- Net-aware (support for parents and careers from the NSPCC)
THE FOLLOWING WEBSITES PROVIDE SUPPORT FOR YOUNG PEOPLE WHO MAY NEED IT FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS:
Parents may be aware of recent reports in the media regarding “Momo”. Please see below a link with some information that you may find useful:-