KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE - WE ARE ALL RESPONSIBLE
This page features key information and information and support for pupils, parents and carers.
What to do if you are worried about bullying
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is:
Stuart Dyer (Head of School)
Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is:
Alison Walker (Deputy Head of School)
Our Level 3 advanced safeguarding trained staff are:
Laura Piper (Family Support Worker)
Jo Lock (Assistant Head)
Luke Pattison (Assistant Head)
Janet Holman (Nursery+ Teacher)
Liz Dymond (Senior Administrator)
Brixington Primary Academy Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy
Updated appendix to safeguarding policy regarding COVID 19 outbreak
Worried about yourself or about another child? You can receive advice from:
Devon's multi agency safeguarding hub is called MASH and its website has lots of advice if you are concerned about a child:
NSPCC letter home
Remember - Buddy says, 'Who are your trusted adults?' NSPCC Childline: 0800 1111
Mental Health Week 2022
Accessing Mental Health Support
Sex and Relationships
NSPCC Sexual abuse support: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/underwear-rule/
Safeguarding Advice for Families
Devon Family Advice Line
ECI will be launching a new phone advice line for parents and carers across Devon on Monday 1 June. The number for the new service is 01392 949059 and it will be manned from 10 – 2pm Monday to Friday. People will be able to leave a message outside of these hours, or when the operators are all busy.
It will offer advice on a specific issue around their children and their family relationships, including any communication issues or conflict they are having with their partners or co-parents of their children. It is not meant to be a replacement for more targeted work, but just a way to offer people a place to be heard and a few tips on how to deal with a particular situation or to signpost them to an organisation which may be able to help them.
Please feel free to share the number.
Worried about your child's behaviour or mental health and not sure what's normal or how to find sensible advice?
You've come to the right place ! HappyMaps is a one-stop-shop for parents with links to support and information for problems in children of all ages
Young people’s mental health, advice and support
If you are struggling with news about the coronavirus and it is affecting your mental health, have a look at our blog for advice and support
XenZone is a provider of online mental health services for children, young people and adults. Kooth, from XenZone, is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use
Messages from the Police
Message from police regarding county lines/drugs
This link is from DIAS (Devon Information Advice and Support). It has a list of resources to support families, particularly those with children with SEND, but some useful resources for everyone.
Devon Family Resource.
This toolkit offers advice, activities and resources to help you support your family’s wellbeing throughout a period of self-isolation. If you are already struggling with your children’s behaviour, you might be justifiably anxious about an extended period in the house with your children.
Positive penguins app
Positive Penguins is an award winning, top ranked, fun educational app developed for children to help them understand why they feel the way they do and help them challenge their negative thinking. The app aims to help children understand their feelings come from their own thoughts not the situations
Discussing online safety with your children
Advice around Snapchat, TikTok and WhatsApp
This video helps parents and children understand the importance of keeping details secret when using devices, and of the unhappiness that can be caused when people aren't kind online.
Discussing private parts with your children
Pantosaurus helps children understand that privates are private, even online. It works for very young children but also as a basis for discussion with older pupils. It's also very funny!
Online Safety Evening - February 11th 2020
Using Instagram is popular with some older pupils at school. Parents are reminded that the minimum age for Instagram users is 13, and are invited to read Instagram Tips for Parents via this link: https://help.instagram.com/154475974694511