Safeguarding and Wellbeing
Signposting for Family Support …
This week we are providing a bank of resources that are available locally to support you and your family with a range of issues that you may be experiencing. Often we need some help and support and we just do not know where to turn, hopefully some of these sources and agencies could help. Some may require a referral from school which we can help with, a medical professional, such as a GP or school nurse, sometimes a self-referral is needed.
REMINDER – CAMHS P.A.C.E event…
A free health and wellbeing event for all parents, carers and professionals who support and work with children and young people.
This link: click here will take you to the full list of dates and venues and you are able to book the workshops that you may wish to attend.
CHILDREN’S WELLBEING SERVICE – HAMPSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
ABOUT US – The Children’s Wellbeing Service has been commissioned by The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). The aim of the service is to support parents and carers of children and young people living in Hampshire who are experiencing distressing or challenging behaviours. Children’s Wellbeing Service works with families to help develop children’s positive behaviour and emotional wellbeing for Year R to Year 7.
PLEASE SEE FURTHER INFORMATION IN THE FULL LEAFLET BEING SENT TO ALL PARENTS/CARERS. THIS EXPLAINS HOW TO ACCESS THIS SUPPORT VIA A REFERRAL FROM A GP OR OTHER MEDICAL/HEALTH PROFESSIONAL
ChatHealth text service
ChatHealth is a confidential text support service for parents, carers, families and young people in Hampshire manned by Southern Health health visitors and school nurses.
There are three ChatHealth services for:
Parents and carers of children under 5 – Text 07520 615720 Opening times: 9.00am – 4.00pm Monday-Friday exc. bank holidays
Parents and carers of children and young people aged 5-19 years – Text 07507 332417 Opening times: 8.30am – 4.30pm Monday-Friday exc. bank holidays
Young people aged 11-19 – Text 07507 332160 Opening times: 8.30am – 4.30pm Monday-Friday exc. bank holidays
Any text sent outside opening hours will receive an automated message with advice of where to get help if their question is urgent. Out-of-hours texts will be replied to within one working day.
FULL CHATHEALTH INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT –
Key actions to take if you have a concern that a child is in danger, may suffer harm and maltreatment…
MAKE A REPORT IF…
- If you fear that a child is in immediate danger CALL 999 and report the concern
- IF YOU HAVE CONCERNS AND YOU ARE NOT SURE WHAT YOU SHOULD DO – report your concerns to the DSL and team at school
Alternative options – as a member of the public you can report a concern to Hampshire’s Child Protection Services directly – information about the services is available here – this site provides useful information and learning about a range of abuse as well as what will happen when concerns are reported –
If you are a member of the public and wish to report any welfare/safeguarding concerns DIRECTLY TO CHILDREN’S SERVICES:- you can complete Hampshire’s online form here: online enquiry form
You can report a concern over the telephone and via email –
Phone 0300 555 1384
Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm
Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm
Email firstname.lastname@example.org Please note: Emails are dealt with during normal office hours Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. At other times phone our out of hours number.
Out of hours – Out of hours contact telephone number for Children’s Services Phone 0300 555 1373
REMEMBER – SAFEGUARDING IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY