At Newton-le-Willows Primary School and Nursery we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and families. The following letter provides information should you have a concern about a child, vulnerable adult or family member during the current school closures.
Safeguarding Children - Taking Action on Concerns
Key points to remember for taking action if you have a concern about a child are;
In an emergency take the action necessary to help the child, for example, call 999.
If at any point there is a risk of immediate serious harm to a child a referral should be made to Children’s Social care immediately. Anybody can make the referral. Call The Contact Centre on 01744 676600. Or in the case of an emergency outside normal office hours (after 5pm) you can contact the Emergency Duty Team on 0345 050 0148.
Serious safeguarding concerns should be reported on the above telephone numbers. The schools Safeguarding Team will also access the schools secure email for safeguarding firstname.lastname@example.org (Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm) we kindly ask parents and carers to report non – urgent concerns using the above email address first, leaving a contact number for a member of the Safeguarding Team to contact you on. If you have no internet access the Safeguarding Team are available on the following mobile numbers 07745791095 or 07395944836 during the hours of (Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm).
The school are currently working closely with the Local Authority, Government, local businesses and the foodbank to look at a plan for supporting our families who may be experiencing difficulties with essential food and household items, financial issues and utility issues. More information will follow shortly.
Safeguarding Adult support –
You may be concerned about what somebody tells you or you may see or hear something that concerns you about a vulnerable adult. Report suspected abuse by calling 01744 676600 until 5 pm daily and Emergency Duty Team 08450500148.
Safe2Speak offers support to any resident of St Helens who is a victim of domestic abuse, whatever your living situation. Our service is free, confidential, supportive, informative, non-judgmental and available to anyone experiencing domestic abuse of any kind: sexual, physical, emotional or financial. Domestic Abuse Service 8 am – 5 pm 01744743200 or 24hr free Helpline 01925220541. Or visit the website for support http://safe2speak.co.uk/about/.
We all go through ups and downs in life, and experience life changes that can affect our mental health. The following services are available to support you using a variety of communication methods.
Samaritans 24 hour service – If you need someone to talk to, we listen. Call 116123.
Shout for support in a crisis 24/7 text 85258
Papyrus - call 08000684141 or visit the website email@example.com
During the current period of school closures we are aware that possibly many children maybe spending increased time using devices which connect to the internet. We are delighted to announce that National Online Safety have just released their brand-new platform, and as a Certified School – our whole school community has now received a complimentary upgrade to their new website.
If you already have a National Online Safety account, you’ll shortly receive an email inviting you to activate your new account- providing access to the new platform. The new platform will include your Online Safety Course for Parents and Carers and National Online Safety’s Resources (which includes a huge range of online platform guides on the latest social media channels and games).
If you do not have a National Online Safety account yet- you can sign up with the below link: http://nationalonlinesafety.com/enrol/newton-le-willows-primary-school
Please ensure that you select the correct account type from the drop-down menu (‘Parent’)- to allocate you the correct courses.
If you have any trouble using the platform, or do not receive your account activation link- please contact firstname.lastname@example.org