Safeguarding & Child Protection
Safeguarding means keeping everyone safe from harm such as abuse, bullying, discrimination, hate crimes or harassment.
We acknowledge that in a complex special school environment where many students require regular adult support and interventions to stay safe that this can be particularly challenging.
Therefore we have a robust and varied team of trained staff to support as Designated Senior Leaders (DSLs) for Safeguarding.
If you have any non-urgent safeguarding concerns about a child who attends Millgate School please contact Mark Oldman or Karen Ardley on 0116 270 4922.
If you believe a child is at risk of significant harm please contact the Police on 111 or Children’s Social Care Duty and Advice Service on 0116 4541004.
Please click here to see more information about the DSL structure here at Millgate School.
Please click here to view the Safeguarding Policy.
Please see below for some useful links:
Childline: https://www.childline.org.uk/ or 0800 1111
Community Partnership Intelligence/Leicestershire Police: https://leics.police.uk/contact/community-partnership-intelligence
Drugs and Alcohol concerns: http://www.talktofrank.com/
External Mental Health support for young people: http://www.leicspart.nhs.uk/_OurServicesAZ-ChildandAdolescentMentalHealthServiceCAMHS.aspx
Kooth online counselling for young people: https://kooth.com/
Extremism & Radicalisation – Free training for all to help spot the signs: http://course.ncalt.com/Channel_General_Awareness/01/index.html
Gangs and Youth Violence Awareness: http://www.freeva.org.uk/
Government guidance for schools: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/551575/6.2439_KG_NCA_Sexting_in_Schools_WEB__1_.PDF
Leicester City Safeguarding Children board, LSCB: http://www.lcitylscb.org/
Lesbian, Gay, BiSexual and Transgender support: https://leicesterlgbtcentre.org/home
Sexting & Nude selfies - Guides for parents: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5LA2nKHVZ0
Guide for parents on protecting the privacy of their child online: http://comparitech.net/child-privacy
In order for schools to fulfil the governments Prevent duty, it is essential that staff are able to identify children who may be vulnerable to radicalisation, and know what to do when they are identified. Millgate School builds up pupils’ resilience to radicalisation by promoting fundamental British values and enabling them to challenge extremist views by exploring this appropriately as part of the curriculum. It is important to emphasise that the Prevent duty is not intended to stop pupils debating controversial issues.
Please follow this link http://lrsb.org.uk/leaflets for information on the following:
Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)
This leaflet outlines what child sexual exploitation is, the tell-tale signs to look out for and where to find help or report concerns.
Always remember you can call the new single public helpline number: 0808 80 200 28. For further information, you can go to:
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
This leaflet gives advice and information about Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
Keeping Children Safe
This leaflet is for everyone and is being widely distributed via schools, health, children and young people’s services, police, probation, and voluntary groups etc. It gives general information about the nature of abuse that children may suffer and the action that needs to be taken by anyone – professional or a member of the public – if they are concerned about a child.
Keep Safe Online
Easy to read leaflets with regards to keeping safe online about Cyber bullying, personal information, using social networking sites.
A leaflet for professionals who may become aware that children might be privately fostered and who they need to inform and a leaflet that gives advice about the requirement to inform Children’s Social Care Departments if private fostering arrangements are entered into.
Operation Encompass (Supporting children and young people exposed to domestic abuse)
Operation Encompass is a unique Police and Education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people exposed to domestic abuse.
Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools before the start of the next school day when a child or young person has been involved or exposed to a domestic abuse incident the previous evening.
The information is given in strict confidence to a school’s Key Adult to enable support to be given dependent on the needs and wishes of the child.
Please click onto the logo above or the links below for further information:
Schools Extranet: https://schools.leicester.gov.uk/services/safeguarding-in-education/
Leicester Safeguarding Children’s Board: http://www.lcitylscb.org/information-for-practitioners/operation-encompass/
Operation Encompass & YouTube Video: http://www.operationencompass.org/
Children at Risk of Serious and Organised Crime
Click the download here of Leicestershire Police's warning signs that a child may display when they are beginning to become involved in Serious and Organised Crime.