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It is important for all of our community to have a great summer and return for the new academic year rested, enthusiastic, but also safe and well.
E-safety advice is regularly updated on the School website and can be found below. As a reminder, it is our policy not to use the personal telephone numbers or email addresses of staff for communication. During the holiday period, the School office hours will be from 8.30 – 3.30pm. Telephones will be manned and messages checked daily. The School office email email@example.com and telephone number 01689 856050 will be operational and should be used if required. Please be aware that staff emails will not be checked regularly throughout the summer period, and if you have any safeguarding concerns, please use the links to external support networks on this page.
Ravens Wood School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Enhanced DBS checks are carried out on all staff.
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Single Point of Contact for all
The school will ensure that all staff have updated knowledge about safeguarding so that we can:
We follow the procedures set out by the Bromley Safeguarding Children Board and the London Safeguarding Children Board and take account of guidance issued by the Department for Education:
Further information regarding our school policy can be found by clicking the following link:
At Ravens Wood School we understand that there may be times when students need some support in managing new and often difficult situations. If your son is experiencing a specific medical condition please contact the school office or your son’s Head of Year in the first instance. This will ensure an appropriate care plan can be created in line with your son’s needs. Emotional health and wellbeing is taken seriously at Ravens Wood School. Below you can find more information about our school counselling service and details of other organisations that can offer support as well in the attached.
The NHS have provided children with an online counselling service to support their emotional well-being, called Kooth. This is a free, safe and anonymous online support for young people which is available Monday-Friday from 12.00pm-10.00pm and Saturday-Sunday from 6pm-10pm. Visit their website for more information: www.kooth.com
Online Safety is an important aspect of safeguarding at Ravens Wood, and is covered through our Personal Development Curriculum throughout the year. We also deliver annual workshops for all students and parents around online safety, as it is an ever changing landscape and it is important that parents, carers, staff and students are kept informed and up to date. Below are some documents to help parents and carers support their children to stay safe online.
Good practices include, keeping your username and password safe and not sharing with others. Never give out personal information like your name, age, address and school. You must tell a trusted adult if someone or something has made you feel uncomfortable or worried whilst on the Internet.
The presentation can be found here.
The post session resource can be found here.
Our safeguarding guide for Students and Parents/Carers can be found here.
Please click on the following link for further information issued by the London Borough of Bromley, which also gives useful telephone numbers:
You may also find helpful information on the following links and telephone numbers:
Childline or freefone 0800 1111
NSPCC or Child Protection Helpline via telephone on: 0808 800 5000
Bromley Safeguarding Children Board or via telephone on: 020 8461 7816
Bromley Well - Young Carers or via telephone on: 0300 330 9039
Bromley Changes or via telephone on: 020 8313 1107
Bromley Childrens Project or via telephone on: 020 8313 4120
Bromley Mencap or via telephone on: 020 8466 0790
Parentline or via telephone on: 1890 927277 or 01 8733500
The Bereavement Centre, Orpington can be contacted via telephone on: 01689 898979
Bromley Community Bereavement Service can be contacted via telephone on: 020 8290 6293
Bromley Primary Care Refugee Project can be contacted via telephone on: 020 8402 6998
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service can be contacted via telephone on: 020 8315 4430
Family Planning Information Line can be contacted via telephone on: 020 8658 3490
MIND Orpington can be contacted via telephone on: 01689 811222
MIND Beckenham can be contacted via telephone on: 020 8249 2986
Stepping Stones can be contacted via telephone on: 020 8289 5020
Money Advice can be contacted via telephone on: 020 8315 1850
Safeguarding issues can also be addressed through a member of the Safeguarding team during term time: Mr M French, Assistant Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Miss E Tolly-Brewster, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (email@example.com).
If you have any feedback regarding any of the resources found on this page then please do not hesitate to contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mr M French at firstname.lastname@example.org