Child Protection & Safeguarding

Get help and advice on a wide range of issues.

ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and any young person up to the age of nineteen.

 

You can contact a ChildLine counsellor about anything, no problem is too big or too small.

CALL FREE ON 0800 1111

Click here for more information.

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During the Government announced school closures from March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, safeguarding procedures have been reviewed.

Visit our policies page using this link to find an additional Covid-19 Safeguarding Policy to be read in conjunction with the school's current Safeguarding Policy.

Please find below, useful contact numbers should you require any support or help during times when school is closed:

Nantwich Primary Academy: nantwichoffice@sbmat.org

Cheshire East Children's Consultation Service (CHECS - Social Care)
0300 123 5012 (option 3)

Cheshire East Children's Consultation Service out of hours emergency numbeer (CHECS - social care)

0300 123 5022

Childline

0800 1111

NHS 111 

111

Non-emergency police contact

101

The emergency services (Police, Fire, Ambulance)

999

Nantwich Foodbank

Contact school for a referral

You can also click this link for Cheshire East's Safeguarding Team.

Please click this link for Domestic Abuse Guidance from Cheshire East.

Mental Health Support

 

Mental Health Helpline - 0300 303 3972

Local NHS Trust, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership (CWP), has launched a new mental health helpline for residents of Cheshire West, Cheshire East and Wirral.

 

Open 24 hours a day, seven-days a week, it is open to people of all ages including children and young people who need urgent mental health support.

 

What to do if you need urgent mental health help:

  • Please call 0300 303 3972 and our dedicated local NHS staff will support you to access the help you need;

  • The helpline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is open to people of all ages – including children and young people;

  • The helpline is now the first port of call for mental health help – it is operated by people in your local area who will know how best to support you. If you call NHS111 you may have to wait longer for help and will be re-directed to this local service – so call 0300 303 3972;

  • Please note, A&E and 999 are not the best places to get help for the majority of mental health problems – call 0300 303 3972 to be directed to the best local service to support you;

  • You should still call 999 or go to A&E if you have an immediate, life-threatening emergency requiring mental or physical health assistance;

  • For non-urgent help and general wellbeing advice, the CWP website contains information and links to resources to support people with anxiety, low mood, and worries relating to the current Covid-19 pandemic www.cwp.nhs.uk

  • For children and young people there is also a dedicated website MyMind.org.uk

 

Information courtesy of:

 

The SCiES Team

Education and Pupil Participation | Cheshire East Council

Tel: 01606 275039

Safeguarding Children In Education on ChESS Hub

Preventing Radicalisation & Extremism

 

Whether you are a parent, carer, family, friend or neighbour we can all play our part in keeping children safe, happy and well.

If you have an immediate concern that a child or young person under 18 is at risk or being abused or neglected telephone Cheshire East Consultation Service (ChECS ) on:


0300 123 5012 (option 2), this is the ‘Front Door’ for access to services, support and advice.

(Out of office hours call our Emergency Duty Team on 0300 123 5022)

ChECS will be able to talk through your concerns; it may be that your phone call will make all the difference for a child.

Cheshire Without Abuse

Designed especially for Primary school children:

If you ever feel scared in some situations, and need advice, read the 'Keeping Yourself Safe' booklet.

Monkey Bob - a character designed to help children engage with their feelings.

Click here to find out more.

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Pants Are Private

 
PANTS is a really easy way for you to explain the Underwear Rule to your child:
  • Privates are private

  • Always remember your body belongs to you

  • No means no

  • Talk about secrets that upset you

  • Speak up, someone can help

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The Underwear Rule
Guide for Parents
The Underwear Rule
Guide for Children

FGM

 

The Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) mandatory reporting duty came into force on the 31st October 2015.  The new mandatory reporting duty for FGM under the Serious Crime Act 2015, requires teachers in England and Wales to report known cases of FGM in under 18-year-olds to the police. 

It has been estimated that over 20,000 girls under the age of 15 are at risk of FGM in the UK each year, and that 66,000 women in the UK are living with the consequences of FGM. Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a growing cause of concern in schools.

FGM is child abuse and a form of violence against women and girls, and therefore it is dealt with as part of our existing child and adult safeguarding/protection structures, policies and procedures. It is illegal in the UK to subject a child to female genital mutilation (FGM) or to take a child abroad to undergo the procedure – Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003.

Information for children can be found here

Call the FGM helpline if you're worried a child is at risk of, or has had, FGM. It's free, anonymous and they are available 24/7.

Call them on 0800 028 3550, or email them at fgmhelp@nspcc.org.uk

Cheshire Young Carers

 

Do you help to look after someone at home?

 

It may be a parent, brother, sister or grandparent?

They may be unwell or disabled?

They may have mental health and substance issues?

Do you help someone with:

  • Shopping

  • Washing & dressing

  • Cooking & cleaning

  • Paying bills

  • Looking after siblings

  • Emotional support

  • Doctors visits

  • Medicines?

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If you answer yes to 3 or more of these questions, then you may be a young carer.

Who can I talk to about this?

Go to a member of staff that you feel comfortable with as they are there to listen and want to support you. Don't stay silent, get the help and support you deserve!