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Safeguarding

Safeguarding at our school

Safeguarding is very important in our school and we have specially trained members of staff to ensure we are keeping all children safe.

Role Staff Member Contact details
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Mrs Rachel Scott

Email: head@milton.pdet.org.uk 

 

Phone: 01604 858816

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) Mrs Rebecca Osborne
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) Mrs Suzanne Waller

 A copy of our safeguarding policy can be found on our Policies page.

What to do if you have concerns about a child or family

Speak with one the safeguarding leads at school.

Contact Northamptonshire Children's Trust Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 0300 126 7000 or report a concern online.

If it is an emergency and you think that a child may be in immediate danger, please contact the emergency services directly by calling 999. If you need to contact MASH urgently during the evening, at night or at the weekend, please phone the MASH out-of-hours team on 01604 626 938. 

What to do if you have concerns about an adult

If you have concerns in relation to an adult's behaviour, contact the West Northamptonshire Designated Officer.

We have a policy on Safeguarding concerns or allegations made against adults which you can find on our Policies page

Safeguarding themes and further information for parents / carers

Support for victims of domestic violence

Northamptonshire Domestic Abuse Service (NDAS):

Local charity that has been operating since 1974. NDAS provide safe refuge for men, women and children fleeing domestic abuse. NDAS also provide a specialist refuge for female victims of abuse that also have drug and alcohol addictions.
NDAS also offer:

  • Group work
  • 12 week intensive support programme for adult victims
  • Drop in services
  • Specialist training for professionals

NDAS can be contacted in a variety of ways:

Eve (formerly NVCFR)

A registered charity working with survivors of domestic violence and abuse since 1984. We are based in Northampton but take referrals for refuge accommodation from all over the Country. We have been running a Family Refuge in Northamptonshire for over 35 years.

Our Restored Programme helps women who are victims of domestic abuse to rebuild their lives and prepares them for a future. We offer therapeutic group work sessions for women, children and families that help them to identify domestic abuse and to develop the resilience and confidence to change their lives. We also train professionals in a range of topics to help them help victims become survivors.

WEN Women's Aid

Provides safe, secure and confidential accommodation in three refuges within Northamptonshire for women and their children who are fleeing domestic violence or the threat of domestic violence. We also provide an Outreach & Support Service for women who live in their own accommodation.

Women's Aid have created this space to help children and young people to understand domestic abuse, and how to take positive action if it's happening to you. 

Women's Aid have created this space to help children and young people to understand domestic abuse, and how to take positive action if it's happening to you. The website has pages aimed directly at children, young people and adults.

National Domestic Violence Helpline

24-hour National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline 0808 2000 247

Immediate information and support for women experiencing domestic violence.
If lines are busy on the Helpline, keep trying. Quieter periods are after 4pm, evenings, nights and weekends. In an emergency, always call the police by dialling 999.
In addition to the Helpline, the Women’s Aid and Refuge website links can provide immediate online support and information for women experiencing domestic violence.

Domestic Abuse Against Men - NHS Choice

Information and help on the NHS Choices website for men who may be experiencing Domestic Abuse.

 

Northamptonshire Early Help 

What is early help? 
Every family goes through challenging times at some point. Early help means working with you and your family so that small problems don’t become big problems. Early help is for everybody, for families with children and young people of any age. And it’s your choice whether to have it or not.

Why would I want early help?
There are lots of reasons why people look for early help. It could be that you’re worried about your child’s health, development or behaviour, or how they’re doing at school, or perhaps because you are caring for a disabled child. It may be that you’re worried about money or housing and how that is affecting your family. Maybe your child or your family is affected by domestic abuse, drugs or alcohol or crime. Perhaps your child is a carer for other people, or maybe you’ve had a bereavement in the family that’s made life a 
real challenge.

You can find out more about early help by clicking the link below:

Help for parents and carers

 

 Online Safety 

thinkuknow Thinkuknow is the education programme from CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.
ceop CEOP works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children, and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account.
saferinternet The UK Safer Internet Centre is a partnership of three leading charities with a mission to make the internet a better place for children and young people.  It has created a comprehensive list of safety features for a range of popular social networks. You can find out more by going to their Social Media Guides
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The Digiduck® collection has been created to help parents and teachers educate children aged 3 - 7 about how to be a good friend online. 

Help arrives just in time for Digiduck® when faced with a difficult decision! Follow Digiduck® and his pals in this story of friendship and responsibility online. Read his story here.

internetmatters

The internet is a fantastic place for children to learn, create and have fun, but they may occasionally have to deal with a variety of sometimes challenging issues.

 

These might include cyberbullying, along with various others. But there are positive things you can do to equip yourself and your child, and support them in resolving any issue they may face. Visit this website to find out more.

digital parenting

Brought to you by Vodafone, Digital Parenting helps you to get more involved with the technology that young people enjoy. Whether you’re a parent, a carer, a teacher or a child, it's all about building children’s confidence and resilience so that they get the very best out of the fast-moving, awe-inspiring, sometimes-overwhelming digital world.

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On this page you will find a selection of  'Know IT All' resources from Childnet.  Childnet’s mission is to work in partnership with others around the world to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.

 

Other safeguarding links

Childline

Domestic Violence Helpline

NSPCC:

Online Bullying and E-safety Support

SEND Local Offer

Young Person's Safeguarding Board

How to make safe and healthy journeys when travelling with children: Advice for parents and families | Brake

Better health - healthier families: Healthier Families - Home - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

County lines 

 
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