Our Working Definition:
"How you help children and young people to feel safe and more able to reach their potential"
Peer on Peer Abuse:
The Department for Education has commissioned the NSPCC to establish a dedicated independent helpline for people who have experienced sexual abuse in an educational setting.
This will provide both children and adults who have experienced sexual abuse in schools with support and advice, including onward action, such as contacting the police, if they wish to.
The helpline will also provide support to parents and professionals.
Anyone who gets in touch through this dedicated helpline will also be signposted to other relevant agencies and support services available, including CHILDLINE, which provides ongoing support and counselling to children and young people.
The dedicated and confidential NSPCC helpline is - Report Abuse in Education can be reached on 0800 136 663 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Government have launched a new initiative for parents, carers and young people, which we would like to share with parents and carers:
Stop Abuse Together: A new government resource to help keep children and young people safer from sexual abuse
Most children won’t tell anyone at the time of their abuse. That’s why it’s important for everyone to know how to spot the potential signs of child sexual abuse and where to go for support if concerned.
The new Stop Abuse Together website stopabusetogether.campaign.gov.uk can help parents and carers learn to spot the signs, have regular conversations with their child which can help keep them safer, and know when it’s right to reach out for more support.
Talking to your child about online sexual harassment: A guide for parents and carers
This guidance for parents and carers is based on the voices of children and young people and gives tips to adults about how they can support children to stay safer online.
The guide for parents and carers is available to download from the Children’s Commissioner for England’s website.
BEDFORD BOROUGH ENCOMPASS
Great Ouse Primary Academy has signed up with the Borough to be part of a school notification service where incidents of abuse have been reported to Bedfordshire Police from households where children reside and are on roll.
Please click on the link below for further details and if you have any queries, please contact Suzanne Sharpe at school on 01234 907890.
Bedford Borough and schools are working in partnership with schools to support and increase awareness of families who have experienced domestic abuse.