Child Protection and Safeguarding

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.

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Miss Lester
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Single Point of Contact for all Prevent Referrals
Miss Barnes
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

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:

School Policies Page

Emotional Health and Wellbeing

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

Click to view a list of Youth Agencies for Emotional Support

Click to view Information on the RWS Counselling Service

Online Safety

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.

Online Safety Presentation 2019 for Parents

The presentation can be found here.

Online Safety Checklists and Guides

Click to view our Safer Surfing Guidance for Parents/Carers and Students

Click to view a list of Apps for Mental Wellbeing

Click to view Guidance for Parents on the subject of Child Sexual Exploitation

Facebook Checklist

Instagram Checklist

Snapchat Checklist

Twitter Checklist

YouTube Parents Guide

WhatsApp Parents Guide

Social Media Library - A Listing of Common Social Media Platforms

Staying Safer on Musical.ly (YouTube Video Guide)

Kik Guide

A Practical Guide for Parents and Carers Whose Children are Using Social Media

Child Protection and Safeguarding Useful Links

Please click on the following link for further information issued by the London Borough of Bromley, which also gives useful telephone numbers:

Child Protection Information for Parents & Carers


You may also find helpful information on the following links and telephone numbers:

NSPCC or Child Protection Helpline via telephone on: 0808 800 5000

Bromley Safeguarding Children Board or via telephone on: 020 8461 7816

Childline or freefone 0800 1111

Bromley Y or via telephone on: 020 3770 8848

Bromley Changes or via telephone on: 020 8313 1107

Carers Bromley or via telephone on: 0800 015 7700 or 01689 898289

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: Miss M Lester, Senior Deputy Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead (mgl@rws.uk.net) or Miss N Barnes, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (njb@rws.uk.net).

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, Miss M Lester at mgl@rws.uk.net