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Safeguarding Updates September/ October 2022

Safeguarding Updates September/ October 2022
December 20, 2022 Belinda Gosling

Dear Parent/ Carer, 

I am writing to you with this second half-term’s safeguarding update. 

Sort your settings – Essex Police online safety campaign for parents: 

This campaign is aimed at raising awareness of online exploitation for parents and carers,

as well as what they can do to reduce the risks around this. Details can be found on the

Essex Police website: Sort your settings: Online Support for Parents 

The Samaritans – support at Christmas/ mental health: 

Please follow the links below for support from the Samaritans. This pertains to mental health and how support can be offered for parents/ carers and children: 

Christmas Support from the Samaritans 

Support for parents and carers 

Christmas Holiday safeguarding arrangements: 

During this period of school closure, if you have any urgent concerns regarding the safety or wellbeing of a child, please call the Essex Safeguarding Child Board on 03456037627 or Essex Police via 999 in an emergency or 101, or via text (18000). 

Any concerns sent in from 2pm on Wednesday 21st December to 8am Monday 9th January, 2023, may not be picked up, so please refer to the sources above during this period. All non-urgent concerns can still be sent to school or reported via the Whisper button:  

Have a safe and restful holiday. 

Yours faithfully, 

J.W. Loten
Deputy Headteacher/ Designated Safeguarding Lead