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Universal source of

help for all families in Gloucestershire:

 

Gloucestershire Family Information Service (FIS)

http://www.glosfamiliesdirectory.org.uk/kb5/gloucs/glosfamilies/family.page?familychannel=1

Gloucestershire Family Information Service (FIS) advisors give impartial information on childcare, finances, parenting and education. FIS are a useful source of information for parents and professionals. They support families, children and young people aged 0-19 years of age (25 for young people with additional needs) and professionals working with these families.

They can help link parents up with other organisations that might be able to help or provide the information themselves e.g. parents could ask them about holiday clubs for your children across Gloucestershire.

Contact the FIS by emailing: familyinfo@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Or telephone: (0800) 542 0202 or (01452) 427362.

FIS also have a website which has a wealth of information to support many issues such as childcare and support for children with disabilities. www.glosfamilies.org

GSCB

(Gloucestershire

Safeguarding

Children’s Board)

http://www.gscb.org.uk

Important information for parents and professionals across Gloucestershire in relation to keeping children safe and avenues of support including early help options.

Stratton School’s universal support for all pupils and families

All staff are available in a pastoral capacity should parents have a concern about anything at all. Staff may not have the answer but will try to find out the answer or sign-post parents/other professionals in the right direction. Parents can either talk directly with the staff or telephone the Head.

Staff are available within office hours (9am – 4pm on weekdays during term-time).

School telephone number 01285 653431

Stratton School PSHE curriculum

 

This curriculum covers many aspects of keeping young people safe, healthy, resilient and aware of the world around them so that they can make informed decisions. Where pupils have specific issues that need discussing or addressing we will make their wellbeing curriculum bespoke to them. Other specific topics helping pupils stay safe covered within the curriculum include(age appropriate content):

Relationships and sex education: Children in Y5 and 6 have formal Sex education – discussing puberty, changes, personal hygiene. (Gloucestershire health living and learning team (GHLL) resource).

Gender, identity and tolerance: preventing homophobic and transphobic bullying; preventing bullying of pupils from different types of families (e.g. same sex parents); avoiding anti-gay derogatory language; Gender identity - there isn’t such thing as a typical girl or a typical boy. Understanding and acceptance of others different than us, including those with different religions.

Drugs: Alcohol, Smoking and illegal drugs.

Keeping Safe: E-safety (facebook and internet); personal safety (out and about); How to respond to an emergency

Emotional well-being: Where to go for help if you, your friend or family member is struggling with emotional well-being/mental health problems? What are the signs someone is struggling?

What makes you feel good; How to look after you own emotional well-being; Personal strength and self esteem; Being happy!

Relationships: How to make and maintain friendship; family relationships; different types of families; (SEAL)

Healthy Living: Taking responsibility for managing your own health; Importance of sleep; The main components of healthy living (diet, exercise and wellbeing);Focus on breakfast; Managing health and wellbeing when you are unwell (making

sure you take your medicine when you should, have the right perspective, doing what you can do within the limitations of your health condition.

Home-school support

All of our Early Help is offered in partnership with parents /carers.

 

E-safety

E-safety is a key part of the Curriculum. Staff are regularly updated on E-safety and external agencies such as the Police are invited to train children, staff and parents. The school purchases the SWGfL Boost package.

 

Family Support Worker

psa@stratton.gloucs.sch.uk

Tabitha Travis in school on Tuesday mornings.

Bullying (including

cyber-bullying)/child

death/suicide

prevention

 

All Gloucestershire schools including Stratton C of E are committed to tackling bullying. We want to know immediately if there any issues with bullying at school so that it can be addressed. We have a series of teaching resources produced by the Gloucestershire healthy living and Learning Team (www.ghll.org.uk) .

Other sources of help and advice are: www.gscb.org (Gloucestershire Safeguarding children’s board) http://www.bullying.co.uk .

Children or young

people with multiple

needs (vulnerable) or multiple needs

(complex) requiring

multi-agency input or assessment.

 

Within Gloucestershire Families First teams provide multiagency support for children and families.

Families First Teams Cotswold  01452 328101

These teams are made up of the following professionals:

Early Help co-ordinator;

Community Lead Professional - disabled children and young people; Inclusion Co-ordinator; Community Social Worker; Family Support Workers. They all work together from one base so they can recognise and respond to local needs and

act as a focal point for co-ordinating support for vulnerable children, young people and their families.

Support provided includes:

Support for school and community based lead professionals working with children and families through the assessment process;

Work in partnership to support children with special educational needs in school;

Support children with disabilities and their families to access activities and meet specific needs;

Advice and guidance to lead professionals and the provision of high quality parenting and family support services to families.

 

Youth Support Team (YST):

The Youth Support Team provide a range of services for

vulnerable young people aged between11 - 19 (and up to 25 for

young people with special needs), including:

- Youth offending

- Looked after children

- Care leaver's support services (for those aged 16+)

- Early intervention and prevention service for 11 - 19 year olds

- Support for young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities

- Positive activities for young people with disabilities

- Support with housing and homelessness

- Help and support to tackle substance misuse problems and other health issues

- Support into education, training and employment

- Support for teenage parents

 

For General Enquiries: T: 01452 426900 E: info.glos@prospects.co.uk

 

Drug concerns

www.infobuzz.co.uk/:

Info Buzz provides individual targeted

support around drugs & emotional health issues, development of

personal & social skills, and information & support around substance misuse.

Drugs education is covered in the school curriculum. The Life Education Bus visits annually as part of this provision (PSHE/SMSC) curriculum as a preventative measure.

Mental health

concerns

 

 

 

 

Referral to school nurses may be appropriate.

Referral to CYPS (Gloucestershire’s mental health services) via your own GP.

For children/young people/adults with existing mental health difficulties concerns should be discussed with the existing medical professionals (consultant psychiatrists).

In an emergency call 999 or 111.

 

Child Sexual

exploitation (CSE)

 

 

Clear information about Warning signs, the screening tool and Gloucestershire's multi-agency protocol for safeguarding children at risk of CSE are at www.gscb.org. Referrals should be made to Gloucestershire social care and the Gloucestershire Police.

 

Gloucestershire Police CSE Team:

 

01242 276846

 

All referrals to go to the Central Referral Unit 01242 247999

Further information: National Working Group (Network

tackling Child Sexual Exploitation)

www.nationalworkinggroup.org and PACE UK (Parents

Against Child Sexual Exploitation) www.paceuk.info

 

Domestic violence

 

Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS)

 

www.gdass.org.uk

Teenage relationship

abuse

 

All violence or suspected violence should be reported the police and/or social care as appropriate. GDASS (Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service) can be referred to for support.

Gloucestershire Take a Stand – www.glostakeastand.com

Holly Gazzard Trust (local charity) – support worker.

 

Gangs and youth

violence

 

Contact the Avenger Task Force/Inspector Neil Smith

(Gloucestershire Police tel: 101).

Gender-based

www.gov.uk – home office policy document, ‘Ending violence against women and

girls (WAWG) against women and girls in the UK’ (June 2014).

 

Hope House SARC (Sexual Assault Referral Centre): 01452 754390

 

Honour based

violence (HBV)

 

Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre: 01452 526770

The police have made it a high priority to help communities fight back to tackle both honour based violence and hate crime.

The ‘Honour Network Help line’: 0800 5 999 247

Inspector Fay Komarah is the Gloucestershire Police contact for honour based violence.

 

Mental health

CYPS (Gloucestershire children’s mental health services).

https://www.2gether.nhs.uk/our-teams-and-services/cyp-glos/

 

radicalisation

Gloucestershire Constabulary: 101 and Jane Bee (LADO)

Anti-Terrorist Hotline: 0800 789 321

Prevention: Stratton C of E School teach traditional British values through the curriculum: democracy, rule of law, respect for others, liberty, tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and promotion of ‘Britishness’.

Sexting

http://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-childrensafe/

sexting (NSPCC website).

Gloucestershire Police have a small sexual exploitation team.

Contact Sgt. Nigel Hatton.

Prevention:

‘So you got naked online’ (sexting information leaflet produced for pupils by south west grid for learning) included in the Wellbeing (PSHE/SMSC) curriculum. Also shared with parents.

Pupils informed that sexting is illegal but the police have stated that young people should be treated as victims in the first place and not usually face prosecution. The police’s priority is those who profit from sexual images of young people....not the victims.

 

Trafficking

Serious crime which must be reported to Nigel Hatten (Gloucestershire LADO) and the Gloucestershire Police.

Trafficking can include a young person being moved across the same street to a different address for the purpose of exploitation. It doesn’t have to include people, children or young people being moved great distances.

 

Children who run away

(missing

persons/missing

children)

 

PC Christina Pfister (Missing persons Coordinator Gloucestershire Police). Tel: 101 (Gloucestershire Police).

 

 

 

ASTRA (Gloucestershire): The ASTRA (Alternative Solutions To Running Away) has the primary aim of reducing the incidence of persistent running away across Gloucestershire. The project provides support, advice and information to young people up to eighteen years old who have run away. This might be from a

family home, foster home or from a residential unit. ASTRA provides support after the event to enable a young person to address the causes of running away. The ASTRA project offers young people help and the support required in order to find

Alternative Solutions To Running Away.

Freephone Telephone number: 0800-389-4992 EXCLUSIVELY for young people who have run away and have no money.

 

CME (Children

missing education)

 

Anyone concerned that a child is missing education (CME) can make a referral to the Education Entitlement and Inclusion team (EEI) at Gloucestershire County Council. Tel: 01452 426960/427360.

Children Missing Education (CME)

refers to 'any child of compulsory school age who is not registered at any formally approved education activity e.g. school, alternative provision, elective home education, and has been out of education provision for at least 4 weeks'.

CME also includes those children who are missing (family whereabouts unknown), and are usually children who are registered on a school roll / alternative provision. This might be a child who is not at their last known address and either: has not taken up an allocated school place as expected, or has 10 or more days of continuous absence from school without explanation, or left school suddenly and the destination is unknown.

 

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