Useful Safeguarding Links
- Childline 08001111
- Police Non-emergency 101
- Police Emergency 999
- NHS 111
Social Care Duty Desk County: 0116 3050005
Social Care Duty Desk Leicester City: 0116 4541004
Early Help queries: 0116 3058727
School Nurse Chat Health for parents/carers living in Leicester City: text 07520615381
School Nurse Chat Health service for parents/carers living in Leicestershire: text 07520615382
School Nurse Chat Health service for young people living in Leicester City: text 07520615386
School Nurse Chat Health service for young people living in Leicestershire: text 07520615387
Relate: 0300 0030396 relate.org.uk
- Text the Young Minds Crisis Messenger, for free 24/7 support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis.
- If you need urgent help text YM to 85258
Online radicalisation and extremism - Childnet
Please click the link below to be taken to the 'online radicalisation and extremism' article found on the Childnet website.
You can speak to any member of staff if something is worrying/ concerning you about yourself or someone else. The South Wigston Hear to Help Box enables students to speak out if they have a worry or a concern.
Online Counselling Service for Young People
Mental Health Support
Sidekick is a confidential helpline for young carers in the UK, aged 13 to 18 - and up to 25 for those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
Opening hours (mainly in school time but some evenings too): Monday - 9.30 am to 7.30 pm, Tuesday - 9.30 am to 4.30 pm, Wednesday - 9.30 am to 4.30 pm, Thursday - 12.30 pm to 7.30 pm, Friday - 9.30 am to 4 pm.
Text 07888 868 059
Further details here: https://sidekick.actionforchildren.org.uk/
Support for Parents and Carers
Unsure where to start? An introduction to "Asking The Awkward" helps you to prepare for regular conversations with your child about online relationships and related topics. It also offers advice on how to keep conversations positive and what to do if your child tells you something that worries you. Click Here.
Worried about your child being in a gang?
Worried about grooming?
Parents and carers should supervise the internet use of the young people in their care.
Here you can find helpful links with information and guides that are aimed at helping parents/carers understand what e-safety and cyberbullying are and what you can do to keep children safe online:
Further support and advice can be found at Thinkuknow
- What parents and carers need to know during school closures which includes detailed advice on keeping children safe online. It includes how to have age appropriate conversations with children about online safety, home filters, age appropriate parental controls and risks of platforms and apps
- Support for parents and carers to keep children safe from online harms outlines resources to help keep children safe from different risks online and where to go to receive support and advice
- Support to stay safe online includes information on security and privacy settings
- If your child is worried or needs support, they can call Childline (0800 1111) or download the ‘For Me’ app.