SAFEGUARDING & SUPPORT
What to do if you are concerned about a child's safety....
At Hallam Fields we take your child's safety very seriously and there are systems in place to protect all children. If we have a concern we will raise this with you as well as using the local authority for advice and support. Concerns are always passed to the school's Designated Safeguarding Officer - David Brown (Headteacher), in his absence Sarah Carr and Sharon Sibley (Assistant Headteachers) and Billy Hussain (Welfare Officer and Senior Mentor) are also trained as Safeguarding Leads. All staff and volunteers are expected to follow the school procedures and have all had a DBS check carried out to ensure they are suitable to work with children. We have a lot of different policies in place which can be found in the parents section of our website. If you are concerned about your own child please speak to a member of staff or contact the local Multi Agency Team who may be able to offer you support and advice. They can be contacted on 01629 531949.
If you are concerned about the welfare of a child either because you think they are being neglected or are at immediate risk of danger you should use the 'Call Derbyshire' telephone number to report your concerns. The telephone number is 0845 6058058 01629 533190
If you have concerns about your child, or another child relating to extremism and radicalisation, you can receive support and advice from your local police by telephoning 101. They will treat the matter with total confidence and will do all they can to help to prevent your child turning to behaviour that breaks the law.
Early Help - Support and Advice Services
Lots of people need help and advice at some point for themselves or their children. We are always happy to help where we can or to try and help you find the right agency to support you. Below are a list of some contact details which may be of interest to you or someone you know. If there is not a link to something you may want support with please speak to Mr Brown or Mr Hussain who will try to help you with other agencies and organisations which may be available.
If you believe that any child is in danger ring Call Derbyshire tel: 01629 533190 choosing the option for urgent child protection or contact the police.
If a child aged under 16 years (or under 18 years if they are disabled) stays with people who are not related to them for 28 days or more, this is known as a private fostering arrangement and special rules apply. Click here for more details
Further information is available on Derbyshire County Council's Website - click to follow the link
The Derbyshire Domestic Abuse Support Line
08000 198 668 in an emergency call 999
Alcohol & Drugs
Space 4 U - 01246 277422
Supporting children and young people affected by someone else’s substance misuse
Supporting children who regularly care for a family member
National Online Safety offer a whole range of free guides - click to access them
Multi Agency Teams
Support for families and children, helping to access services. Speak to school for more details.
Relate - Safe Speak Counselling
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A list of services available in Derbyshire - click to download the word document
CSE - Child Sexual Exploitation
Contact information if you have a concern about a child and further information.
Qwell - Support for parents
Qwell is a digital hub providing online emotional support and counselling for parents and carers of children
Support for children
NHS - CAMHS
NHS Mental Health support
PANTS is a simple way to talk to your child about staying safe from sexual abuse
Click above to find out how to keep your child safe online
At Hallam Fields we teach children about keeping themselves safe as part of our curriculum.
During 2021-2022 we are covering the following aspects during assemblies which allow time for discussing key areas within classes.