At Learning Opportunities we are ALL responsible for the welfare of our students and keeping our environment safe. Safeguarding our students is our highest priority. Students can talk to ANY adult at our school about anything that is worrying them and of course any member of our qualified safeguarding team.
Our policies are in keeping with relevant national procedures and reflect what we consider to be safe and professional practice in this context. The procedures apply to all staff, including agency staff, and are consistent with those outlined within KCSIE 2021.
Early Help offer:
Learning Opportunities recognise the importance of Early Help in offering support to meet the needs of students and their families. We understand that from time to time family life can have its complications, these may be the times when you need some extra help and support.
Within the school our Safeguarding Team can offer advice on a range of concerns or can signpost parents / carers to other sources of information, help and support.
Providing Early Help means providing support as soon as a problem emerges, at any point in a child’s life. We endeavour to create a school ethos that promotes trust between all adults and children, so that all students know who they are able to talk to if they have any concerns or worries.
Useful Information & Guidance
We are here to help and keep you safe. Below are some very helpful websites and contacts in relation to safeguarding and receiving help.
Telephone: 0808 800 5000
The Kooth team provide free, safe and anonymous online support and counselling.
Free, confidential information and advice about drugs, their effects and the law.
Telephone: 0300 1236600 (24-hour helpline)
Papyrus UK A charity for the prevention of young suicide.
www.papyrus-uk.org HOPELINEUK – 0800 068 4141