Links and advice
For online safety advice, see our dedicated Online Safety page
As well as in school support from our Nurture, Behaviour and Wellbeing team, we also have outside agencies and websites that we use regularly. Below you will find links for further child and family support and guidance.
Early Help Offer for Families 2022 – 2023– At Lickey Hills Primary School and Nursery we recognise the challenges that families face in bringing up children. There may be times when you need extra help and support. If this is the case please come and talk to us. There are many ways in which we can help as outlined in this offer of early help.
NSPCC National Early Help Offer
The NSPCC website has a wealth of advice and information to support children and families. We have posters around our school with the NSPCC helpline so our children know where they can get help when needed. One example of how we use the NSPCC in school to support safeguarding and wellbeing is through their ‘Pants’ lesson – check out the catchy song that goes with it! https://www.nspcc.org.uk/ and https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/support-for-parents/pants-underwear-rule/
Childline is a free and confidential source of information for children and families .Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. Childline Freephone: 0800 555 111 Website: www.childline.org.uk . ChildLine is the UK’s free, confidential helpline dedicated to children and young people. Whenever children need us, ChildLine will be there for them – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year. https://www.childline.org.uk/
Young Minds is the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health: https://youngminds.org.uk
Domestic Abuse and DWP Support
West Mercia Women’s Aid (WMWA) Domestic abuse helpline numbers: Worcestershire: 0800 980 3331 Herefordshire, Telford and Shropshire: 0800 783 1359 WMWA provides emotional and practical services for those whose lives have been affected by domestic abuse. They offer a range of services and work to ensure that victims are safe, have information and choice in how they can live their lives, and feel supported in their recovery from abuse.
Male Domestic Abuse Helpline: Tel: 0800 014 9082 Operating: Tuesday’s 11am-3pm . Referral email: firstname.lastname@example.org . Secure Email: email@example.com The helpline deals with any queries from men who have or are experiencing domestic abuse, or from those who may be worried about someone experiencing it. Outside of the above hours the voicemail service will be regularly monitored and responded to. If in need of immediate danger/ support call 999 or 101
Drug and Alcohol services Swanswell Alcohol and Drugs recovery service: Worcestershire Tel: 0300 303 8200 Referral: firstname.lastname@example.org . Swanswell, based across Worcestershire, provide community based alcohol, drugs and support services for both adults, young people and families.
Victim Support Local: 01905 726896 National Support line: 0808 168 9111 Email: email@example.com Providing support to victims of domestic abuse through Independent Victim Advocates (IVA’s) ● Telephone support, 1:1 support to medium / standard risks ● Information provision / signposting for victims (victims’ rights / victim’s code) ● Home security advice / support ● Housing support / liaison ● 1:1 Emotional support ● They provide a Restorative Justice service between the harmer and harmed.
National Stalking Helpline Tel: 0808 802 0300 Website: www.stalkinghelpline.org The Helpline provides guidance and information to anybody who is currently or has previously been affected by harassment or stalking. The Helpline can provide guidance on: ● The law in relation to stalking and harassment in the United Kingdom ● Reporting stalking or harassment ● Effective gathering of evidence ● Ensuring your personal safety and that of your friends and family ● Practical steps to reduce the risk.
Brook Traffic Light Tool – Peer on Peer abuse – Brook’s nationally recognised Sexual Behaviours Traffic Light Tool provides a highly visible, multi-agency response that helps adults in school to identify understand and respond appropriately to sexual behaviours in young people: