Safeguarding at EPCS

 The O.K Room

 

Welcome to The O.K Room, Easthampstead Park Community School’s safeguarding support zone. This is an area of the school, located within the SEN department designed to safeguard and support all members of the school community.

Within The O.K Room, you will find information and resources we hope you find useful to assist with keeping safe and well in our ever-changing world. Further down this page, there are useful links for additional support for parents/carers and students.

If you have any resources that you feel would be useful to share with others please contact Mrs. Charlotte Osborn, child protection officer at Easthampstead Park Community School via email charlotte.osborn@epschool.org.

 

You can find our safeguarding and child protection policy on our policies page by clicking here.

 

The Designated Safeguarding Lead at Easthampstead Park Community School is the headteacher, Liz Cook. The deputy Designated Safeguaring Lead is Charlotte Osborn supported by the extended services coordinator and CLA lead Gill Kelly

 

Mrs. Charlotte Osborn – Child Protection Officer / DSL                                            charlotte.osborn@epschool.org

Mrs. Osborn supports children who raise concerns about their welfare or who are under a multi-agency plan such as, a child in need, child protection or other circumstance where they could be vulnerable. Mrs. Osborn works in partnership with social services, the police, the Family Intervention Team as well as the Education Welfare Service.

Mrs. Osborn or other designated staff may conduct a search of students if items of concern are thought to be on their person or in their bag. Parents will always be informed of the reason for the search and the outcome but permission does not need to be provided prior. You can read our school policy on this here.

Mrs. Osborn has received mental health first aid training as well as being a trained Stonewall Champion for the school.

Mrs Gill Kelly – Extended services coordinator / CLA Lead                                                  gill.kelly@epschool.org

Mrs. Kelly works with a wide range of agencies to access support for children who may have specific needs for example; young carers, family members who care for children and have special guardianship or looked after children.

Mrs. Kelly coordinates referrals to outside agencies. She has provided opportunities for students to receive counseling, mindfulness or support to manage mild mental health conditions.

Mrs. Kelly is mental health first aid trained and has received extended Prevent training.

If you have concerns that any young person is at risk of harm, you can also call the police in the event of an emergency on 101 or Bracknell forest children’s social care on 01344 352005 or email mash@bracknell-forest.gov.uk.

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Additional Support

www.zumos.co.uk  online wellbeing project that EPCS has received National Lottery funding to host for one year to promote positive mental health and build emotional resilience. Each student enrolled at school will have their own unique I.D to log on to use the resource. This system is CAHMS approved, has audio and video clips, self help guides, anonymous reporting function and further support links.

http://www.xpresionz.co.uk/ a one-stop shop for young people in Bracknell Forest including events on locally, as well as support and advice.

www.youthlineuk.com 01344 311200 counselling for young people up to the age of 25 based at Coopers Hill, Bracknell.

www.youngminds.org.uk the UK’s leading charity committed to improving emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.

www.kooth.com free, safe and anonymous online support for young people available Monday to Friday 12 pm – 10 pm

www.lifesigns.org.uk offering a vibrant, unique and comprehensive selection of resources, support and fresh information that everyone affected by self-injury can relate to and benefit from.

www.selfinjurysupport.org.uk charity supporting women and girls who self-injure. You can order a rainbow journal in the help and support section by clicking self-help ideas.

www.papyrus-uk.org provide confidential help and advice to young people and anyone worried about a young person and help others to prevent young suicide by working with and training professionals

www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk the UK’s eating disorder charity.

www.supportu.org.uk get help with lesbian, gay, bisexual & trans issues from Support U, the LGBT+ network in Reading, Berkshire. Affinity is Reading’s LGBT+ youth group, that runs weekly at Support U in Reading’s town centre designed for ages 13 – 19. The group is a relaxed, safe space for young LGBT+ to meet each other and discuss issues which are affecting them.

www.mermaids.org.uk family and individual support for gender diverse and transgender children and young people.

www.safeproject.org.uk/ SAFE! Has been established to provide support to young people between the ages of 8 and 25 years old who have been harmed by a crime or bullying.

www.resolvemediation.com/school-mediation Thames Valley Police are funding a pilot project run by Resolve Mediation for young people, aged 11–18. Mediation aims to prevent conflict and cyberbullying from escalating into crime.

www.childnet.com/young-people their aim is to help make the internet a great and safe place for children and young people. Find the latest information on the sites and services that you like to use, plus information about mobiles, gaming, downloading, social networking and much more.

www.bounceback4kids.org Bounce Back 4 Kids (BB4K) is a support programme developed by PACT that uses therapeutic techniques to support children who have been victims or witnesses of domestic abuse. The programme works with the children and their parents or carers to come to terms with experiencing family breakdowns.

www.themix.org.uk/ the mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. They are there to help you take on any challenge you’re facing – from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs.

www.brook.org.uk free & confidential sexual health & wellbeing experts

http://faceup2it.org FACE (fighting against child exploitation) is a group of young people, male and female, who are aware of the dangers of grooming and sexual exploitation.

http://paceuk.info/ PACE is the leading charity working with parents and carers of sexually exploited children.

http://hopeagain.org.uk/ Hope Again is the youth website of cruse bereavement care. It is a safe place, where young people who are facing grief can share their stories with others.

Contact Form

All contact via the below form is direct to the CP officers.

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