Safeguarding at EPCS

The O.K. Room

Welcome to The O.K Room, Easthampstead Park Community School’s safeguarding support zone. This is an area of the school, located within the SEN department designed to safeguard and support all members of the school community.

Within The O.K Room, you will find information and resources we hope you find useful to assist with keeping safe and well in our ever-changing world. Further down this page, there are useful links for additional support for parents/carers and students.

If you have any resources that you feel would be useful to share with others please contact Mrs. Charlotte Osborn, child protection officer at Easthampstead Park Community School via email charlotte.osborn@epschool.org.

You can find our safeguarding and child protection policy on our policies page or by clicking here.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead at Easthampstead Park Community School is the headteacher, Liz Cook. The deputy Designated Safeguaring Lead is Charlotte Osborn, supported by the extended services coordinator and CLA lead Gill Kelly.

If you have concerns that any young person is at risk of harm, you can also call the police in the event of an emergency on 101 or Bracknell forest children’s social care on 01344 352005 or email mash@bracknell-forest.gov.uk.

Child Protection and Safeguarding Links

Resources Available to Parents/Carers and Sudents

THE LITTLE BLUE BOOK OF SUNSHINE Funded by NHS, this is a free paper resource available in school.

YOUTHLINE Free printed leaflets available from school on Self Harm and Eating Disorders

 

E-SAFETY SUPPORT AND INFORMATION

www.saferinternet.org.uk Printed  Privacy and Safety Checklists for Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat available in school

www.thinkuknow.co.uk Thinkuknow is the education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP command. Thinkuknow aims to empower children and young people aged 5-17 to identify the risks they may face online and know where they can go for support.

https://www.internetmatters.org/hub/guidance/whatsapp-safety-a-how-to-guide-for-parents – WHATSAPP guide for parents/carers

https://www.internetmatters.org/hub/guidance/snapchat-safety-a-how-to-guide-for-parents – SNAPCHAT guide for parents/carers

https://www.internetmatters.org/hub/news-blogs/yubo-formerly-yellow-social-media-app-parents-need-know – YUBO parents/carers information

https://www.internetmatters.org/hub/guidance/youtube-tips-and-tricks-to-keep-your-children-entertained-and-safe – YOUTUBE parents/carers tips and tricks to keeping your child safe

https://www.internetmatters.org/hub/guidance/instagram-safety-a-how-to-guide-for-parents – INSTAGRAM guide for parents/carers

 

ONLINE GAMING INFORMATION

Playstation – https://www.internetmatters.org/hub/news-blogs/social-networking-in-gaming/#playstation

XBox Live – https://www.internetmatters.org/hub/news-blogs/social-networking-in-gaming/#xbox-live

https://www.childnet.com/blog/roblox-a-guide-for-parents – A parent/carers guide to the game ‘ROBLOX’

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/minecraft-a-parents-guide A parent/carers guide to the game ‘MINECRAFT’

CEOP Resources on Nude Selfies

These are new resources for parents to support you in having conversations with their children about the sharing of pictures online.

VIDEO ONE https://www.youtube.com/watch?V=xjv0lkypakk

VIDEO TWO https://www.youtube.com/watch?V=qsiyexhwg6m

VIDEO THREE https://www.youtube.com/watch?V=E5LA2nKHVZ0

VIDEO FOUR https://www.youtube.com/watch?V=IK3TDzETkRg

Bracknell’s Alcohol and Substance Misuse Youth Workers

07899 063655 for Debbie Coleman

07825 364534 for Bianca Askew-Gallipoli

Xanex Leaflet for parents

Prevent Strategy

Click below to view/download our Prevent Strategy Leaflet

Mrs. Charlotte Osborn

 

Child Protection Officer / DSL

charlotte.osborn@epschool.org

Tel. 01344 390865 / Main School 01344 304567

Mrs. Osborn supports children who raise concerns about their welfare or who are under a multi-agency plan such as, a child in need, child protection or other circumstance where they could be vulnerable. Mrs. Osborn works in partnership with social services, the police, the Family Intervention Team as well as the Education Welfare Service.

Mrs. Osborn or other designated staff may conduct a search of students if items of concern are thought to be on their person or in their bag. Parents will always be informed of the reason for the search and the outcome but permission does not need to be provided prior. You can read our school policy on this here.

Mrs. Osborn has received mental health first aid training as well as being a trained Stonewall Champion for the school.

Mrs Gill Kelly

Extended services coordinator / CLA Lead – gill.kelly@epschool.org

Mrs. Kelly works with a wide range of agencies to access support for children who may have specific needs for example; young carers, family members who care for children and have special guardianship or looked after children.

Mrs. Kelly coordinates referrals to outside agencies. She has provided opportunities for students to receive counselling, mindfulness or support to manage mild mental health conditions.

Mrs. Kelly is mental health first aid trained and has received extended Prevent training.

Additional Support

Below are various useful help links for students.

Online wellbeing project that EPCS has received National Lottery funding to host for one year to promote positive mental health and build emotional resilience. Each student enrolled at school will have their own unique I.D to log on to use the resource. This system is CAMHS approved, has audio and video clips, self help guides, anonymous reporting function and further support links.

Charity supporting women and girls who self-injure. You can order a rainbow journal in the help and support section by clicking self-help ideas.

Get help with lesbian, gay, bisexual & trans issues from Support U, the LGBT+ network in Reading, Berkshire. Affinity is Reading’s LGBT+ youth group, that runs weekly at Support U in Reading’s town centre designed for ages 13 – 19. The group is a relaxed, safe space for young LGBT+ to meet each other and discuss issues which are affecting them.

Family and individual support for gender diverse and transgender children and young people.

Hope Again is the youth website of Cruse Bereavement Care. It is a safe place, where young people who are facing grief can share their stories with others.

YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.

Young person Suicide Help line HOPELineUK 0800 068 4141

Provides confidential help and advice to young people and anyone worried about a young person and help others to prevent young suicide by working with and training professionals.

Pace is the leading national charity working with parents and carers whose children are sexually exploited.

Their aim is to help make the internet a great and safe place for children and young people. Find the latest information on the sites and services that you like to use, plus information about mobiles, gaming, downloading, social networking and much more.

Thames Valley Police are funding a pilot project run by Resolve Mediation for young people, aged 11–18. Mediation aims to prevent conflict and cyberbullying from escalating into crime.

Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people available Monday to Friday 12 pm–10 pm

The UK’s eating disorder charity.

SAFE! Has been established to provide support to young people between the ages of 8 and 25 years old who have been harmed by a crime or bullying.

The mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. They are there to help you take on any challenge you’re facing – from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs.

FACE (fighting against child exploitation) is a group of young people, male and female, who are aware of the dangers of grooming and sexual exploitation.

Free and confidential sexual health and wellbeing experts.