At Arts Education we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of every child and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
As a school we recognise that positive mental health and wellbeing are essential to the development of thriving and successful pupils. We aim to promote positive mental health and wellbeing for our whole school community (children, staff, parents and carers), and recognise how important mental health and emotional wellbeing is to our lives in just the same way as physical health. It is therefore vital to our aims as a School that we provide high quality mental health and wellbeing support.
We have gathered some useful contacts for the Local Authorities we work along side, and have provided some resources on how to keep your child safe outside of school and online.
Additional information for safeguarding can be found at https://www.safeguardingresourcehub.co.uk/
Alder Hey crisis team for children – 0808 196 3550 or 0151 293 3577
Liverpool CAMHS - 0151 293 3662 firstname.lastname@example.org
Liverpool and Knowsley SEND team - 0800 0129066 Option 1, www.liverpoolandknowsleysend.com
Knowsley Send team - 0151 443 5145 SENDadmin@knowsley.gov.uk
Knowsley Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) - 0151 443 2600.
Send guide for parents and carers : https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-guide-for-parents-and-carers
0800 58 58 58
0300 123 3393
0800 068 41 41
Text - 85258
0808 800 5000
Think u know – containing internet safety advice for those aged from 5 to 16, along with parents and teachers, this site is produced by CEOP (the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre).
Childnet – An award-winning internet safety programme for children.
Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) - Online reporting for Child Protection Advisors.
Internet Matters - Practical tips to help keep children safe online.
NSPCC - Helpful guides to help decide what's appropriate for children to access online.
Get safe online - Safeguarding advice on keeping children safe online
Google Safety Advice - Advice on setting up parental controls on children's accounts.
While the internet has created fantastic new opportunities for children to learn, play and connect, we know it has created some big risks as well a 2021 Office for National Statistics (ONS) report found that nearly a third of children had accepted a friend request from someone they did not know. It’s also important to remember that, as adults, we don’t always understand what teenagers or children like to wear, do and watch on TV. This is the same with what children watch online. But you don’t have to like or understand what they watch, just be aware of whether it’s harmful.
We have provided some useful resources below to help keep your child safe online