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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

Signs to look out for might include:

·  Significant changes in behaviour
·  Self-injury
·  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·  Withdrawn behaviour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

What you can do to support your child: 

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.

Useful contacts and online resources:

Childline
0800 1111 www.childline.org.uk
Help and advice about a wide range of issues

NSPCC
0808 800 5000 www@nspcc.org.uk
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

Samaritans
116123 www.samaritans.org
Talk to someone if you’re having a difficult time

KOOTH
0800 1111 www.kooth.com
Online counselling and emotional support

Young Minds
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

Papyrus
0800 068 4141 www.papyrus-uk.org
Suicide prevention charity

Knowsley Safeguarding Website
www.knowsley.org.uk
A range of services for adults and children

Emergency Contacts:

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

Police
Call 101
For Police advice or to report a non-urgent crime

Emergency Services
Call 999
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.

Other useful links:

CEOP – https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
IWF – https://www.iwf.org.uk/
iNEQ Safeguarding Hub – https://ineqe.com/safeguarding-hub/

Food Banks:

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:
https://knowsley.foodbank.org.uk/locations/

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

Everton in the community – ‘Blue Family’ support  programme

‘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):

  • Emergency food vouchers
  • Support with food pick-ups/drop offs due to self-isolation
  • Assistance for prescription purchases and delivery
  • Mobile phone credit for those isolated and with limited support networks
  • Support with gas and/or electricity vouchers for those facing increased fuel bills
  • Mental health support and advice
  • Signposting to other services of support

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.

Knowsley Council Early Help Hub

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/

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