Safeguarding



The Hamford Safeguarding Team

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL): Gary Henderson (Assistant Principal)

Single Point of Contact (S.P.O.C.): Gary Henderson (Assistant Principal)

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL): Chris Joy (Principal)

Governor link to Safeguarding: John King (Chair of Governors)

As an academy we take safeguarding very seriously and have a designated team of staff to promote the safeguarding and welfare of our students.

Through assemblies and class meetings, the Safeguarding Leads and class teachers help the pupils to understand the term ‘safeguarding’ and more importantly, their role within it.

To protect children from any harm and ensure they have a safe and healthy lifestyle

• Ensuring that our children are provided with a safe environment and a good level of care in every aspect of their lives, not just in school.

We firmly believe that we all have a role in safeguarding children and we believe that working together as a community will ensure the safety of our children so that they are protected from harm and grow up to be responsible and healthy adults we want them to be.















Support for Parents - Dealing with the Challenges of Parenting

There are a number of independent organisations that offer additional support for parents with children of all ages. They offer courses on various topics and their websites containing a host of useful information.

Family Lives (formally Parent Line) - www.familylives.org.uk       Tel: 0808 800 22 22

Family Lives is a national family support charity providing help and support in all aspects of family life. We're here for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We listen, support and never judge. We believe that happy children come from happy families.

‘Extra Support for Families’ - www.extrasupportforfamilies.co.uk is a local organisation helping anyone caring for children in the Tendring district to help deal with the challenges of parenting. They offer local opportunities for parents to meet, organise one-off workshops and offer a range of parenting programmes.

EXTRA acts as a central agency to co-ordinate the provision of parenting support throughout Tendring. We have a parenting platform every couple of months where practitioners involved in parenting, from Barnardo's Children's Centres, schools, adult community learning, health and so on, gather to share information on what is going on and to find ways to provide what parents need in the area.



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Parenting is one of the most demanding jobs in the world and one for which none of us is truly prepared.

Extra - Support for Families (EXTRA) is here to help anyone caring for children in the Tendring district to meet the challenges of parenting.

We offer local opportunities for parents to meet at fun days, one-off workshops and a range of parenting programmes.

Through these activities, EXTRA aims to help parents develop their parenting skills to bring out the best in their children, reduce conflict in the home, improve family relationships and build confidence in parents/carers to cope with future challenges.

EXTRA acts as a central agency to co-ordinate the provision of parenting support throughout Tendring. We have a parenting platform every couple of months where practitioners involved in parenting, from Barnardo's Children's Centres, schools, adult community learning, health and so on, gather to share information on what is going on and to find ways to provide what parents need in the area

Tel: 01255 475001

Extra - Support for Families

Jaywick Community Resource Centre
Brooklands Gardens
Jaywick
Clacton-on-Sea
Essex
CO15 2JP

The Ministry of Parenting - Based in Colchester, this is an exciting, innovative and growing Community Interest Company that works with parents and professionals to develop creative evidence-based solutions to the challenges faced by families in society today. Their website contains a wealth of information for parents to help them deal with the challenges of bringing up their children - 'The Ministry of Parenting' - www.theministryofparenting.com


ESSEX EDUCATION PSYCHOLOGY SERVICE – PARENT HELPLINE

Parent Helpline

01245 433293

(Monday 1pm – 5pm term time only)

What is the Parent helpline?

The Educational Psychology Service helpline provides parents and carers with direct telephone access to a qualified Educational Psychologist who will listen to their concerns and ideas, and help them find a positive way forward.

Who is it for?

It is for parents and carers of Essex children and young people up to the age of 19, who have concerns about their children’s education or development.

Things to be aware of:

  • The helpline is confidential and personal details will not be recorded and nor will information be passed onto other sources
  • It is staffed by qualified educational psychologists who listen to parent’s concerns and work with them to find a positive way forward
  • A call is a discrete piece of work with no follow up required from the operator

 



Support for Parents - Free online Safeguarding Training

Parents against Child Sexual Exploitation (PACE) have a free online course that helps parents understand what CSE is, recognise the signs, and know what help is available for young people. The course will take approximately 20-30 minutes and we feel it would be time well spent and would urge all parents to have a look.

Follow the link and click on the green "Sign up now, it’s free" box - www.safeguardingchildrenea.co.uk


For more information, to st op the signs, visit the NSPCC website. http://nspcc.org.uk 


                  Special Needs And Parents
If you have a child between 0 – 25 years who has any special need or disability and you live in Essex, then we are here for you and your family. No formal diagnosis or professional referral is necessary to access SNAP services.

More details are available at the website  www.snapcharity.org  or by calling 01277 211300

Registered Charity Number: 1077787