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Safeguarding

The School's first responsibility is to keep all children safe and we can only do this with your full support and cooperation.

If you have any concerns about the wellbeing or safety of any child in our care, I would ask that you contact the school's Child Protection Officer or the Designated Safeguarding Person, contact details below:

 School Email

 school@marstonvalemiddle.co.uk

 School Telephone Number

 01234 768224

 Designated Safeguarding Lead

 Mrs C Guiney

 Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

 Mr C Redding

 Designated Person for Looked after Children

 Mrs C Guiney

Early Help and Safeguarding Officer

Mrs A Allen

 Headteacher

 Mrs E Jennings

Safeguarding Governor

Mrs C Rolfe

Safeguarding Links and Information

In this section, parents will find useful links and websites to help them support their child in every aspect of their education and emotional well-being.

Parentline - a confidential text messaging advice and support line for Bedfordshire parents and carers of children aged 0-19. Text: 07507 331456

ChatHealth – confidential text messaging service for pupils aged between 11 and 19 for any concerns about the risks posed by the COVID-19 virus or the effect on schooling or future exams.  ChatHealth’s school nurses are there to help and also can help with areas of support such as healthy relationships, healthy lifestyles, emotional wellbeing, sexual health, smoking, drugs, alcohol, bulling.  Text: 07507 331450

Faces Parent Support Group - Exploitation

www.facesbedford.org

NSPCC

www.nspcc.org.uk

Secure and confidential text messaging service

www.nhs.uk/apps-library/chathealth

Parentline

www.cambscommunityservices.nhs.uk/bedfordshire/services/health-visiting/parentline

Kooth online counselling service

www.kooth.com

Young Carers

www.carersinbeds.org.uk

www.facebook.com/youngcarersinbeds

Bullying

www.bullying.co.uk

Family Lives

Online advice and information on all aspects of family life with support groups/workshops. Free 24-hour confidential helpline (08088) 002222 or visit:

www.familylives.org.uk

Relate for parents and families

Useful information and advice for parents, or anyone in a family to help with the most important relationships - the ones you have with your family.

www.relateforparents.org.uk

Dads Talk

An online community where you can share ideas, find out information and talk about the issues of being a dad.

www.dadstalkcommunity.org

Netmums

A social networking site connecting parents with each other with help from experts on specific issues through private on-line messages or conversations. 

www.netmums.com

Families United Network/Family Voice

Offers support to Bedfordshire families who have a child with a disability, special need or additional needs.

 www.familiesunitednetwork.co.uk

Really Flexible Care

www.reallyflexiblecare.co.uk

The National Autistic Society

www.autism.org.uk

Young Carers (Central Bedfordshire Council)

www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/learning/schools/support-foryoung-people/young-carers

Bedford Open Door

www.bedfordopendoor.org.uk

CHUMS

www.chums.uk.com

Hear2Listen

www.hear2listen.org.uk

Counselling Directory

www.counselling-directory.org.uk

Mencap

www.bedfordmencap.org.uk

Young Minds

www.youngminds.org.uk

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP)

www.ceop.police.uk

Internet Watch Foundation

www.iwf.org.uk

Thinkuknow

www.thinkuknow.co.uk

Autism Befordshire

www.autismbeds.org

Bedford and District Cerebal Palsy Society

www.bdcps.org.uk

Bedford Institute of Learning Disabilities

www.bild.org.uk

Change

www.changepeople.co.uk

Disabled Living Foundations

www.dlf.org.uk

Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities

www.learningdisabilities.co.uk

Learning Disability

www.learningdisability.co.uk

Mencap

www.bedfordmencap.org.uk  or

www.mencap.org.uk

National People First

www.peoplefirstltd.com

On Track Education Services Ltd

www.ontrackeducationservices.co.uk

The National Autistic Society

www.nas.org.uk

Single Parents Gingerbread

www.gingerbread.org.uk

E-Safety

E-safety is a vital area of modern life.

As such we feel it is important to cover with pupils in every year group through age appropriate activities. 

We cover aspects such as using personal information online, passwords, social media, identity theft and data protection laws.  However, despite our best efforts there will always be new risks and threats which occur.  As such we would encourage you to cover this area in your own sessions with you child.

Please  find up to date information on the following website:

https://nationalonlinesafety.com/

 

Below are suggested sites and organisations that provide support to parents and carers and children

 

Prevent

WRAP – Anti-Radicalisation Training

As part of our commitment to safeguarding pupils and all stakeholders of our school, every adult working in school must undergo WRAP training, which is a workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent.

Prevent is part of the government’s counter-terrorism strategy designed to tackle the problem of terrorism at its roots.