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Safeguarding

All individual’s working with children and young people have a responsibility for keeping them safe and promoting their welfare.

Schools play a unique and important part in children and young people’s lives. Staff get to know and see the children in their care regularly.
School staff may well be the first to notice any changes and concerns about a child or young person. The relationships school staff build with children and families means they are often the people that children, young people and/or families feel able to disclose their worries and challenges to.

Safeguarding is a big responsibility. Worries about the wellbeing of a child should not be carried alone and any emerging concerns should be raised with your school’s designated safeguarding lead.
Safeguarding policies are there to allow reflection, inform your thinking and guide you through the process.
If it does not increase risk be as open and honest with the children, young people and their families about your concerns.
Partnership working with other involved services and professionals is the best way to achieve positive outcomes for children and young people.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:

• Protecting children from maltreatment and harm
• Preventing impairment of children’s health or development
• Ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
• Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes so they can enter adulthood successfully.

How Can We Help?

Just One Norfolk Access the health advice website to explore a variety of health issues. This website is consistently being reviewed and updated.

Parent Activation Measure This helps parents think about their knowledge skills and confidence in understanding and supporting their children or unborn babies.

Just One Number Call to speak to a health professional by phoning 0300 300 0123. They will be able to provide initial advice and support and guide next steps with us or signpost you to other more relevant agencies and professionals. It is available 08.00 to 18.00 Monday to Friday and 09.00 to 13.00 on Saturdays

ChatHealth Children and Young people can access us through our text messaging service on 07480635060. They will be able to discuss any health concerns with one of our Practitioners and also be able to request an appointment if they would prefer to meet with us.

Parent Line Parents can access our services by texting our number 07520631590 . This allows them to access the advice and support from a clinician about any health issues affecting their children aged 0-19.

JustOneNorfolk Health Passport app Young people age 16-19 can download this app on apple or android phones. It provides young people age 16-19 with general health information and advice to increase health literacy. It signposts to services and promotes self care. It aims to increase resilience and wellbeing and to find out how to access health services.

Health Unlocked Parents can be signposted to this. It is a carefully monitored online community forum which allows local parents and carers to talk with each other regarding issues affecting their children. This can be accessed through our Just One Norfolk website.

Solihull Parenting Online For our Norfolk parents there is the opportunity to access this free of charge through JustOneNorfolk. It supports parents in understanding their children from 0-19 via 4 modules.
Staff working with children and families will also benefit from this – or they can book to do the two day Solihull Training provided by our service by contacting karin.bibby@nhs.net

 

 

 

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