Helpful Safeguarding Links
If you have any concerns about a child, please come and share your concerns immediately with either:
Andrew Terrey (Headteacher) - Designated Safeguarding Officer
LCSB (Lambeth Safeguarding Children Board) : For local advice on various safeguarding issues.
Educate Against Hate: National website for guidance on Extremism and Radicalisation
Digizen: provides online safety information for parents, carers and young people
Anti-bullying Alliance - Signs that your child might get bullied and what to do next
Ace Education - Advice for parents how to tackle bullying at school
Bullying UK - Advice for parents for example about bullying in younger children and bullying of disabled children
EACH - Homophobic bullying freephone Actionline and other information
Family Lives is a charity that runs a free and confidential 24-hour helpline for parents. Call 0808 800 2222 to speak about any parenting issue, including bullying.
Adult social care (needs assessment for adults), call 020 7926 5555
Carers trust (National organisation)
Children’s Society (National organisation, young carers information)
Barnado's - offer services for young carers and their families
Mental Health Foundation provides advice and support to parents with mental health issues.
Stop CSE is a national helpline where you can get support and advice as a parent if you are concerned regarding possible sexual exploitation.
PACE:Parents against Sexual Exploitation call 0113 240 5226
Victim Support: Can provide parents and young people with direct support
NSPCC: call the helpline 0808 800 5000
Parent Info: Here you'll find a collection of articles, tips, expert advice and resources designed to help parents keep up with what their children are doing on-line. Schools are welcome to subscribe to a feed for their own websites and use the content as they wish.
Keeping children safe Find out how you can keep children safe from abuse and other dangers, both online and in the physical world.
Sexting: advice for parents How to talk to your child about the risks of sexting – and what you can do to protect them
Spot the signs:Barnardo’s advice for parents
What to do if you feel pressured to have FGM done to your daughter or you know someone who is at risk?
You might be feeling pressured to have FGM done to your daughter, especially if you or other people in the family have been cut. Or might know someone who is at risk of FGM. This may make you feel scared or worried but there are people who can help; you are not alone.
If you think your child or someone you know are in immediate danger of being cut or being taken abroad for this to happen, call the police (dial 999), or you speak to a GP, teacher or adult you trust. You can also call the 24 hour FGM helpline on 0800 028 3550 and remain anonymous.
If you are worried that your child or someone you know might be forced to have FGM in the future, talk to a trusted adult, such as a GP, teacher or call the FGM helpline on 0800 028 3550.
Getting advice, support or report FGM
Help is available if you've had FGM or you're worried that your child or someone you know is at risk.
- If someone is in immediate danger, contact the police immediately by dialling 999.
- For advice, support or to report it, call the free 24 hour anonymous FGM helpline on 0800 028 3550.
- If you're concerned that someone may be at risk or for information, contact the NSPCC helpline on 0800 028 3550 or email@example.com.
- If you're under pressure to have FGM performed on your daughter, ask your GP or a teacher for help, or contact the NSPCC helpline on 0800 028 3550.
- If you've had FGM, you can get help from a specialist NHS gynaecologist or FGM service – ask your GP or any other healthcare professional about services in your area. Download a list of NHS FGM clinics (PDF, 430kb).
The African Well Woman’s Clinic, based in Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, provides counselling, support, advice and a reversal operation. Females can self-refer by calling 020 8188 6872 or emailing Comfort.Momoh@gstt.nhs.uk.
African Advocacy Foundation works in Lambeth providing drop-in confidential counselling and advice as well as discussions through group meetings for women. Call 020 8698 4473 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are worried about a child, contact the Lambeth First Response Team:
- Public Line: 0207 926 5555 (24 hours)
- Email: email@example.com
If a child is at immediate risk of significant harm, please dial 999