All children at the Lord Derby Academy can report concerns or worries to any member of staff. For the designated Safeguarding Officers, please click the link: To view our Safeguarding Team or report a concern, click here
· Significant changes in behaviour
· Depression or anxiety
· Unexplained injuries
· Extreme anger or sadness
· Withdrawn behaviour
· Attention-seeking behaviour
· Increased absence from school and truancy
· Inappropriate use of language
· Weight change
· Noticeable change in hygiene and appearance
You know your child best. If you have concerns about their safety, mental health and general well-being, you can:
· Find some space to talk. Listen without judging. Reassure them that you will support them.
· Make use of the available services. Online or telephone support can be readily accessed.
· Contact your doctor. They can offer you support or refer you to relevant agencies.
· If you have serious concerns for the safety of your child, take them to A&E.
0800 1111 www.childline.org.uk
Help and advice about a wide range of issues
0808 800 5000 email@example.com
Helping to prevent neglect and abuse
National Domestic Abuse Helpline
0808 2000247 www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk
Support and advice for adults and children
The First Step
0151 548 3333 www.thefirststep.org.uk
Domestic abuse charity offering help and support
Talk to someone if you’re having a difficult time
0800 1111 www.kooth.com
Online counselling and emotional support
0808 800 5000 www.youngminds.com
Helping to prevent neglect and abuse
Young Persons Advice Services
0151 707 1025 www.ypas.org.uk
Provides a range of support and therapeutic services
0800 068 4141 www.papyrus-uk.org
Suicide prevention charity
Knowsley Safeguarding Website
A range of services for adults and children
Children’s Social Care
0151 443 2600
If you suspect a child is at risk of harm or neglect, or to access support for yourself
For Police advice or to report a non-urgent crime
If a child is believed to be at immediate risk of harm
NHS Huyton Walk-in Centre
0151 244 3150
For medical advice or treatment outside of GP hours
To find the above information in a downloadable format please click here.
The Local Food Banks are keen to make parents aware that families will still be able to access food without the paper vouchers. Please find a link to the local food banks and opening times below:
For other supportive services please click this link: Knowsley Early Help
Knowsley Council emergency support scheme provides support, advice and guidance for help paying rent, benefit advances, budgeting loans, hardship payments plus so much more.
Click on the link to the council webpage for more details: https://www.knowsley.gov.uk/residents/benefits-and-grants/emergency-support-scheme
‘Blue Family’ is a coordinated outreach and engagement campaign to support the community in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
‘Blue Family’ can offer support with any immediate needs or concerns. The support provided will vary and will depend on the concerns identified but may include (but not exclusive to):
If you feel you and your family would benefit from such support please click on the following link which will take you to a referral form: https://evertonfc.tfaforms.net/528
Once the form is submitted, staff at Everton in the Community will contact parents/guardians to identify how the team may be able to help.
Contact the freephone helpline on 0800 073 0043 and ask for your information to be passed onto the Early Help Hub.
You can also complete the online form by clicking the ask for help and support on the following link: https://www.knowsleynews.co.uk/community-hub/
Keep safe this summer, please click here to view a poster from Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service.
Please click here for information regarding Results Day.
Please click here to read the Headteacher Letter to Parents/Carers.
Please click here to read information regarding the change in the school communications system.