Nechells Primary E-ACT academy is committed to creating a happy and safe environment for our children to learn. The health and safety of all our children is paramount. Parents and carers are the most important people to keep their children safe. You should always feel confident to raise concerns about your child.

The academy has a Designated Safeguarding Lead- Miss Jasmin Sanders; a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead- Mr David Camps; a Special Education Needs and Disability Co-ordinator- Mrs Sarah Mansell and three Safeguarding Officers – our Headteacher Mrs Leanne Mahony, Mrs Neelam Ahmed and Mr Andrew Stratford. This team have all had specialised training to know what to do when a concern is brought to them.

We ensure that children are growing up in a safe environment at home and school which enables them to have optimum life chances and enter adulthood successfully and happily.

useful information:

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019

Child-Protection-and-Safeguarding-Policy

March 2020 Addendum to Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy COVID-19

June 2020 Addendum to Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy COVID-19

COVID-19 Safeguarding arrangements

Online Safety Leaflet Parents- COVID 19

Barnardos RUSAFE

school closure during the coronavirus outbreak

Please refer to the following support during the COVID-19 outbreak:

Sources of Support

Parent Telephone Support Line

Online Safety Guidance COVID-19

Online Safety Leaflet Parents- COVID 19

Parents Leaflet- COVID-19

If you require additional support please contact safeguarding@neceact.co.uk or call our admin team on 0121 464 2102. In an emergency please call 999 for support or Birmingham Children’s Trust on 0121 303 1888 or 0121 675 4805 (out of hours).

Talking PANTS – The Underwear Rule

Talking PANTS teaches children important messages, like their body belongs to them and they should tell an adult if they’re upset or worried.

As part of our PSHE curriculum each teacher will spend some time with their class teaching ‘The Underwear Rule’ and going through what PANTS stands for.

Click here for the underwear rule- parents guide

Click here for the underwear rule- children’s guide

Agencies that offer additional support:

Karma Nirvana

– Are you being pressured to get married against your will?

– Do you fear to bring shame or dishonour on your family?

– Have you been emotionally or physically abused?

If you are concerned about any of the above, please call us in confidence. Culture, Religion and Tradition are not an excuse; forced marriage is illegal in the UK.

UK Helpline: 0800 5999 247 | Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm.

https://karmanirvana.org.uk/

Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB)

Visit our friendly city centre drop in service for mental health support.

The best bit about Pause is you don’t need an appointment; you can simply drop in for a chat.

Opening Times:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10am – 6pm, Wednesday: 12pm – 8pm, Saturday and Sunday: 11am – 4pm.

Address: 21 Digbeth Road, Birmingham B5 6BJ

Contact Number: 0300 300 0099

The Project:

Preventing Homelessness and Improving Lives

The Project, also known as South Birmingham Young Homeless Project, is a quality assured advice centre specialising in Homeless Prevention, Welfare Benefits and Debt, our aim is to prevent homelessness and improve the lives of vulnerable people, we do this by offering free impartial advice and support.

We offer:

  • Benefits Advice
  • Crisis support
  • Debt Advice
  • Housing advice

0121 453 0606

info@theprojectbirmingham.org

Shelter

We offer a wide range of help and advice on all housing and homelessness issues. We have a team of advisers and solicitors who may be able to help you with your problem – and if we can’t help, we work with other agencies who can.

Issues we can deal with

  • homelessness, or worried you’ll soon become homeless
  • looking for accommodation
  • having problems with your landlord
  • being evicted or repossessed
  • debt problems
  • benefits issues
  • problems with disrepair
  • need help going to court regarding your housing

0344 515 1800

5th Floor, Gateway House, 53 High Street, Birmingham, B4 7SY

Opening times: Mon-Fri 9-5

NHS: National Female Genital Mutilation Support Clinics

NFGMSC are community-based clinics that offer a range of support services for women with female genital mutilation (FGM). This service is available to women aged 18 or older who are not pregnant when they seek support.

National FGM Support Clinics are a place for women with FGM to discuss their health needs in a sensitive and non-judgmental environment. The services are provided by an all-female team and include:

  • Physical assessments and treatment (including deinfibulation if required)
  • Emotional support and counselling
  • General information
  • Access to FGM Health Advocates
  • Referral to a specialist consultant, if needed

Birmingham Clinic – Summerfield Health Centre, 134 Heath Street, Birmingham, B18 7AL

Phone: 07989 209 483

Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid

Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid supports women and children affected by domestic violence, rape, sexual assault and FGM.

At Birmingham & Solihull Women’s Aid we support every woman’s right to live free from violence and abuse.

  • We proudly advocate for the rights of ALL women
  • We support women and children affected by domestic violence & abuse
  • We educate, train and we inspire action
  • We passionately campaign for change
  • We will not stop our work until every woman and every child is empowered to live free from violence and abuse

If you, or someone you know, needs help or support call our confidential helpline on 0808 800 0028.

MWNUK: Muslim Women’s Network UK

We are an Islamic feminist movement that uses the Quran’s spirit of equality and justice to challenge human interpretations (based on culture and tradition) that discriminate against women and girls, to achieve equal rights and opportunities for all.

We operate a faith and culturally sensitive counselling service. Counselling sessions can be face to face or via telephone. The face to face sessions are for Birmingham bases clients only. Counselling can also be given to Urdu, Punjabi and Mirpuri. There may be a waiting list. To be refereed to one of our counsellors please contact our Helpline on 0303 999 5786 or 0800 999 5786.

Black Country Women’s Aid

What is a forced marriage?

A forced marriage is one in which one or both of the people getting married do not, or cannot, consent to the marriage and coercion is involved.  Coercion may include emotional force, physical force, threats of violence, or financial pressure. Forced marriage is a criminal offence in the UK.

What is honour-based violence?

There is no single definition of honour-based violence, as it is a complex issue. It can be described as a collection of practices, which are used to control behaviour within families or other groups. This is done to protect perceived cultural and religious beliefs and or honour. Abuse and violence can happen when perpetrators think that a relative has “shamed” the family or community by breaking their “honour” code.

0121 552 6448

NSPCC

Parenting can be rewarding, but it can also be challenging. We’ve got parenting tips as well as advice on how to deal with difficult situations.

Some of the topics to support parents are as follows:

  • Separation and divorce
  • Mental health and parenting
  • Alcohol, drugs and parenting
  • PANTS: the underwear rule

Please visit https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/support-for-parents/

Alternatively if you’re worried about a child, you can contact the NSPCC helpline for help, advice and support.

Email – help@nspcc.org.uk.

Call – 0808 800 5000

Citizens Advice Bureau

Citizens Advice Birmingham offers advice on a wide range of issues to anyone living in the Birmingham area.

Our service is free of charge, confidential, independent and impartial.

We won’t judge you, persuade you or tell you what you should do – we will listen, explain all the available options to you and support you in the course of action you decide to take.

Information & Advice on:

  • Benefits
  • Debt
  • Consumer
  • Work
  • Deaf Advice Service
  • Health and Disability
  • Housing
  • Immigration
  • Other problems
  • Benefits Appeals Tribunals
  • Universal Credit Help to Claim

03444 77 1010

Ground Floor, Gazette Buildings, 168 Corporation Street
Birmingham, B4 6TF

Educate Against Hate

Messages of hate can take many forms. Extremist groups use them to recruit young people. Parents can find answers to common questions and resources to help protect your child on www.educateagainsthate.com

 

Advice on the following topics can be found:

  • What are the warning signs of radicalisation?
  • What should I do if I think my child is being radicalised?
  • Talking to your child about radicalisation
  • Managing extremist content online

Channel

The Channel programme is:

  • Voluntary
  • Confidential
  • A support programme – not a criminal sanction and it will not affect a person’s criminal record

A referral can come from anyone who is concerned about a person they know who may be at risk of radicalisation, whether a family member, friend, school leader, colleague or from a wide range of partners. Channel addresses all forms of terrorism, including Islamist, far-right and others

 

 

Additional information or support is available from the Safeguarding team in school.

 

 

 

 

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