COVID-19 INFORMATION PAGE
This is our dedicated page for all members of our school community with all the information and signposting needed during this unprecedented time.
As a strong and close community, it is extremely unusual for us all not to be together, caring for one another as One Community - Many Cultures - Achieving Together. We still want to offer our help and support, even from a distance. Please do reach out if you need anything.
See below for key information, updates and home learning.
Take care and stay safe.
Any period of absence from school is a time where there can be some extra strain on families. During this time, we ask you to follow the same protocols as you would during an extended holiday such as the Summer Break. If you have concerns that a child is suffering any form of abuse, neglect or cruelty contact the Warwickshire Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) immediately by calling 01926 414144. Lines are open Monday to Thursday 8am - 5.30pm, Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm. If you need to get in touch out of usual office hours, please contact the Emergency Duty Team immediately by calling 01926 886922. If you think that a child is at immediate risk, contact the Police immediately by calling 999.
Contacting Us - Reaching Senior Leaders
If you have a minor concern or wish to share information about a personal situation, change in circumstances or contact details please contact the following email address – firstname.lastname@example.org – if your communication requires a more urgent response mark the email as ‘important’. Please be aware that this email address will be checked daily by a member of the school Leadership Team or a Designated Safeguarding Lead and should you wish a phone call please leave contact details here – someone will get back to you as soon as they are able to.
As a school we work with families to provide support and guidance on a number of issues. If you or your family find yourself in need of help whilst the school is closed you can access the email address given and a member of the team will make contact with you or you can seek advice and support from the Family Information Service - 01926 742274.
Other useful contacts...
Domestic Violence and Abuse Support during Covid19
Definition of Domestic Abuse
Domestic abuse is defined across Government as any incident of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members, regardless of their gender or sexuality.
People experiencing domestic abuse should if
at immediate risk dial 999.
What Can Victims Do?
Victims of domestic abuse can take the following steps to safeguard themselves and others:
· Keep a mobile phone close and maintain virtual communications with trusted contacts. Develop a way of raising concerns if you do not contact them for periods of time- use coded messages or safe words, leave curtains or blinds open or use any other agreed method to allow them to raise the alarm if you can’t.
. If at risk, call 999. Use the Silent Solution system if fearful of being overheard or seen: call 999 then 55 to have the operator transfer the call to emergency services without having to speak.
· Conceal a bag packed with essentials including clothes, money, charger, ID documents/ passport ready to leave quickly, ensure you also have a bag ready for any children too.
· Have taxi numbers in contacts
· Identify someone who is a ‘safe space contact’ where you can go if there was anything to happen and/or be aware of where police, local services and refuges are.
· Identify areas of the house where there are no weapons and there are ways to escape if an argument occurs.
· Keep weapons such as knives locked away and as inaccessible as possible
· Do not wear scarves or long jewellery which can be used for strangulation
National Resources National Domestic Violence Helpline Freephone Helpline, 0808 2000 247
Womens Aid email@example.com
Galop for members of the LGBT+ community Galop runs the National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse helpline. Telephone: 0800 999 5428 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rape Crisis England and Wales Rape Crisis Centres provide specialist support and services for survivors of sexual violence, whether it happened recently or a long time ago. Tel : 0808 802 9999
Men’s Advice Line is a confidential helpline for male victims of domestic abuse and those supporting them. Telephone: 0808 801 0327
West Midlands Resources
Victim Support West Midlands 0300 303 1977
West Midlands Forced Marriage 24hr helpline 0800 953 9777