Rochdale’s Local Offer
From 1 September 2014 all local authorities had to publish a Local Offer which provides information and advice on the services and
provision available in the area for children and young people with SEN and/or a disability. Rochdale Borough Council consulted with parents, carers and young people on the Local Offer and obtained feedback on what they wanted to see included.
As part of St John Fisher RC Primary School commitment to keeping children safe, we are proud to be part of Operation Encompass.
Operation Encompass is a unique Police and education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people exposed to domestic abuse.
Being part of Encompass means our school will receive a notification from Greater Manchester Police before the start of the next school day when a child or young person has been involved in or exposed to a domestic abuse incident the previous day. The information is given in confidence to the schools Key Adult and will enable us to provide the best possible support for the child.
The Key Adults at our school are Mrs Nicole Hadfield, Mrs Deborah Hunt, Miss Lucy Doyle, Mr Lee Buckley and Mrs Jayne Scholes our Caritas Social Worker. If you have any questions or wish to know more about our involvement in Operation Encompass, please do not hesitate to contact the Headteacher, Mrs Nicole Hadfield at school (firstname.lastname@example.org or 0161 643 3271)
The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 requires us to have ‘due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. This is known as the Prevent Duty.
The Prevent Duty was created by the Home Office as part of the government’s counter-terrorism strategy. It lays out guidance for local councils to follow to prevent people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.
It’s ultimately about safeguarding vulnerable people from harm, just like other types of safeguarding, such as child sexual exploitation (CSE), child criminal exploitation (CCE), bullying or domestic abuse. For further information see the links below.
Special Educational Needs & Disability Information, Advice and Support Service
SENDIASS is an independent service that offers free, confidential and impartial information, advice and support to parents and carers of young people aged 0-25 with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) as well as young people themselves.
Act Against Bullying
National charity highlighting new forms of bullying especially exclusion bullying. Organises ‘Cool to be Kind Day’ Campaign in November, aimed at raising awareness of health risks carried by bullying.
Anti Bullying Alliance
UK’s leading organisation in the field of bullying. Lots of resources and information on the website.
Bully Free Zone
Specialist anti-bullying charity offering help, support and information to children, young people and families affected by bullying. Also work in partnership with schools and local authorities.
Thinkuknow – Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP)
Works across the UK supporting and providing internet safety for children, young people and their families. Also delivers free education programmes to children, young people, parents and professionals. “Polices” the internet.
Tel: 020 7650 3231 Helpline: 0800 1111
UK’s free 24 Hour helpline for children/young people to call about any worry – more calls about bullying than any other issue. Also runs CHIPS (Childline in Partnership with Schools) – they work closely with schools to help set up effective support for pupils.
Works to end cruelty to children and provides a range of direct services for children and young people and their parents/carers and families. 24hr freephone helpline.
YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.
Free advice and support for parents worried about their children’s behaviour, emotional problems and mental health. Wide range of publications covering issues affecting children, including bullying. Advice and support for young people contemplating self-harm and suicide.
A confidential service that encourages those in need to seek help and to connect individuals with qualified counsellors in the UK. The site contains information on the common reasons people turn to counselling, as well as articles, news, and events.
Every family goes through challenging times at some point, and it is ok to ask for help. Early help means working with you and your family so that small problems don’t become big problems, and help you be the very best family you can be.
Early help is for everybody, for families with children and young people of any age. It is about helping as early as possible; from pregnancy to your child being 18.
It is about looking at what help you need as a family before you start to struggle. The earlier we can get the support, the better the outcome. It is your choice whether or not to have early help and you can stop at any point. You can say who sees your information. The only time the person you talked to has to share information without your consent is;
• If they think you or a child is at risk of harm
• If they think that the information could help prevent or detect a serious crime
|Early Help Booklet|