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Safeguarding

POLICY

Oswald Road Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children. We require all staff, volunteers and visitors to share the commitment.

Click here to read our Safeguarding Policy.

Click here to read our new Terrorism Trip Policy.

STAFF

Deborah Howard- Headteacher

Donna Wealleans- Assistant Headteacher (Pastoral/Safeguarding)

Lisa Cameron- Safeguarding and Pastoral Manager

Amanda Clifton- Learning Mentor

These members of staff have all received safeguarding designated person training so please feel free to approach them with any questions or concerns.

OPERATION ENCOMPASS

Oswald Road has been given the opportunity to take part in a new project that will run in partnership with Manchester Safeguarding Board and Greater Manchester Police.

Operation Encompass is a Police and Education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people exposed to domestic abuse.

Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools before the start of the next  school day when a child or young person has been involved or exposed to a domestic abuse incident the previous evening.

The information is given in strict confidence to a school’s Key Adult to enable support to be given dependent on the needs and wishes of the child.

Operation Encompass is a Trauma Informed and Trauma Sensitive charity. We acknowledge and understand the impact of Domestic Abuse as an Adverse Childhood Experience.

Operation Encompass mitigates against the damaged caused by exposure to Domestic Abuse and other ACE’s.

You can find out more about Operation Encompass by clicking here.

Operation Encompass- Governors’ Commitment

 

USEFUL LINKS AND DOCUMENTS

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General

PDFEarly Help For Parents & Young People

PDFInformation and Support for Parents and Carers (including national and local agencies and organisations)

PDFYoung Person’s Guide to Keeping Children Safe

Local Authority Resources

PDFManchester Safeguarding Children’s Board

Abuse

PDFNSPCC- Signs, Symptoms, Effects of Domestic Abuse 

PDFNSPCC- Keeping Children Safe from Domestic Abuse

PDFRespect Phone Line- advice for perpetrators of domestic violence 

PDFNSPCC- What to do if you are worried about a child

Mental Health & Wellbeing

PDFParent Guide to Children’s Wellbeing

PDF50 Ways to Take a Break

PDFBe Nice to Yourself

PDFCoping Skills

PDFSensory Safety Tool

PDFSelf Harm- NSPCC

PDFSelf-Harm- Childline

PDFSelf-Harm- Young Minds

PDFHeadspace- an app that helps you practice mindfulness with your children

PDFTip sheet – Helping your child to be happy – Supporting wellbeing

PDFTip sheet – Getting support to help your child to be happy

PDFTip sheet – Self Esteem

PDFYoung person’s journey – Mental Health

Information and resources specifically for anxiety in children:

PDFYoung Minds

PDFNSPCC

PDFNHS Choices

PDFAnxiety Worksheets

Medical Documents

PDFAdministration of Medicine

PDFMedical Conditions Policy July 2015

PDFParental Consent For School Staff To Administer Medicine

PDFProcedure For Contacting Emergency Services

PDFSchool Medical Information Form

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Behaviour

PDFBehaviour Management Plan

PDFHealthy Sexual Behaviour

PDFNSPCC’s Positive Parenting- a guide to discipline and setting boundaries for your child

 

Topical Safeguarding Issues

PDFGMP’S Operation Treacle Campaign – Safe4Autumn

PDFStranger Danger- a guide for parents

PDFNSPCC- Is your child ready to go out on their own?

PDFHate Crimes- list of 3rd Party Reporting Centres in South Manchester

PDFBlue whale challenge 7 min briefing

PDFIs my child ready to be left home alone?

Prevent

PDFThe ‘Prevent’ Strategy- a guide for parents

PDFProtecting Children from Extremism- a guide for parents/carers

PDFPrevent Mythbuster

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PDFParent e-Safety Guide

PDFSafeguarding and Media Devices (full version)

PDFInstagram Parents Guide

PDFWhatsapp Parents Guide

PDFYouTube Parents Guide

PDFe-Safety- Parental Controls

PDFChildNet: Supporting Young People Online

PDFChildNet: Family Agreement Template

PDFChildNet: Family Agreement Advice

PDFUK Safer Internet Centre: Resources for Parents

PDFCBBC Lifebabble

PDFHow to keep your kids safe on YouTube in a few easy steps

PDFNSPCC- Online Safety

PDFNet Aware- guide to different social media channels

PDFMinecraft: A Parent’s Guide

PDFShare Aware

PDFParental Controls

PDFE Safety Presentation (from parent workshop on 12/10/17)

Critical Incidents

PDFSupporting Children at Times of Crisis

PDFThe effects of trauma- information for young people

PDFCritical Incident Information for Parents

 

 USEFUL CONTACTS

Social Services– 0161 234 5001

Manchester Mental Health Trust– 0161 882 1000

Manchester City Council Emergency Housing (out of hours)- 0161 234 5001

Manchester Move for Advice on your Housing Options and for Emergency Accommodation (women only)- 0333 900 9032

42nd Street (Mental Health Service for Young People)- 0161 228 1888

Mustard Tree (support for those who are in need of food parcels and other items)- 0161 228 3721

Wood Street Mission (helping families living in poverty with everyday items)- 0161 834 3140

Boaz Trust (service for destitute asylum seekers)-  0161 202 1056

Refugee Action– 01610441 4100

Female Genital Mutilation (provide a trans-cultural theraputic service to women who have undergone FGM)- 01706 868 993

Karma Nirvana (support to victims and survivors of forced marriage and honour based abuse)- 0800 5999 247-

YoungMinds: youngminds.org.uk 
 
Childline: childline.org.uk 0800 1111(free 24hr)
 
selfharmUK: selfharm.co.uk 
 
Self injury Support: selfinjurysupport.org.uk Helpline: 0808 800 8088 (Tue & Wed 7-10pm, Thur 3-6pm & 7-10pm) Text: 0780 047 2908 (Sun – Fri 7-9pm) 
 
Harmless: www.harmless.org.uk Email: info@harmless.org.uk 
 
National Self Harm Network Forum: nshn.co.uk 
 
Get Connected: getconnected.org.uk Freephone: 0808 808 4994 (7 days a week, 1-11pm)
 
Samaritans: samaritans.org.uk Helpline (24 hr): 08457 90 90 90 UK & NI Email: jo@samaritans.org 
 
Youth Access: youthaccess.org.uk 
 
The Site: thesite.org
 

“A Day in the Life of…”

….Lisa Cameron- Family and Children’s Support Coordinator

I started working at the DSCN0371[1]School in June 2016 and I work collaboratively with families and staff in order to support pupil wellbeing. I am responsible for working in partnership with the police, social services and other partnership agencies in order to assist families who are in need.

My days so far at Oswald Road have been challenging but also rewarding at the same time. I love being part of the school community, and the children are adorable.

Below is a typical example of a day in my diary at Oswald Road.

Monday 27th June 2017

08.00am – Arrive at Oswald Road to start my day

09.15am – Meeting with the staff from Owl Club. Owl Club provides morning and after school care for children. On this day, I met with Sam and the team to introduce myself, and we exchanged information about children in their care.

11.00am – Early Help Assessment. An Early help Assessment is a meeting where I meet with families to help identify needs of children/families and make a plan to meet those needs. The purpose of the assessment is to provide a coordinated response so all agencies concerned can support the families in the best way possible.

1.00pm- Child in Need meeting with social services and other partnership agencies. Child in Need planning meetings have been introduced so that children, young people, families and those professionals working with families are clear about their responsibilities within the Children in Need plan, the role of the allocated social worker, timescales of the interventions and expected outcomes.

2.45pm- Circle of Friends. Circle of friends is a provision that I deliver to four pupils on a weekly basis to establish the understanding and acceptance of differences and building genuine friendships.

4.00pm- End of the day