SAFEGUARDING ARRANGEMENTS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS / COVID19 PANDEMIC
During the current pandemic we have made adjustments to the arrangements in place to safeguard our young people and families. This acknowledges the increased pressure that the current situation is putting families under, through lockdown and isolation and through the reduction or loss of support services, including access to school. Relationships and mental health are being put under unprecedented strain and avenues for discussing or reporting concerns may feel closed down.
The changes to our approach to safeguarding are outlined in Appendix 3 of our safeguarding policy, which can be found in the policy section of this website. Class staff will be contacting families regularly to check that they are coping and for some of our families one of our DSL's will also be in regular contact. If you are having difficulties please let these people know as they are here to help. Our aim will be to help you support your child at home as this is currently the safest place for them to be, however, we do recognise that if the risk of being at home is greater the school may need to offer some access to the school site.
The "Family" section of the school website has a "useful links and contact section" that has contact details for organisations that will be able to offer you help and support in a range of different ways.
If you are concerned for your safety or wellbeing, the safety or wellbeing of your family, a friend or neighbour who goes to this school then we have also set up an email address to give direct contact to one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL's):
This is checked regularly and one of the the team will aim to respond to any concerns raised as quickly as possible. This email is NOT monitored 24 hours a day 7 days a week, therefore, if your concern is that someone is at risk of immediate harm you should not use this email address and should instead contact:
Warwickshire Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 01926414144
or phone 999 and ask for the Police