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**Keeping Safe during the Covid 19 Pandemic!**

 

Please scroll down for useful information regarding food, finances, mental health and well-being. Ways to ensure you keep your children safe online and lots of useful helplines and websites for issues related to housing, domestic violence and much more.

We are always here to talk if you need us.

 

If you have any worries or concerns regarding food, money, your mental health and well-being or concerns regarding your child please contact us on this number:

 

07562439840

 

or alternatively email

 

enquiries@laneendprimary.org.uk

 

Please note any issues or support relating to home learning please make contact using the parents email address which you will find on your child's class page under the home learning section.

Food access during lockdown

Food Voucher Scheme

 

The government are set to launch a food voucher scheme for those children entitled to free school meals whilst schools are closed. As soon as we know more and the scheme is up and running we will be in contact with relevant families. Click on the link below for more information.

 

Mental Well-being - Keep Talking!!!

Kooth - Free online counselling for young people

Houseparty App - Know the risks for your children!

 

5 Top Tips for Parents and Carers

  1. Encourage young people to only chat with people they know in real life and to use private mode (this locks all rooms they are in).
  2. Make sure young people ‘lock their room’ to prevent uninvited guests from joining.
  3. Try using Houseparty together to get an idea of how it works – you might even enjoy it.
  4. Encourage kindness and respect online – to help create a safer internet for everyone.
  5. Make sure young people understand the risks of image sharing and screenshots online.

Domestic violence and abuse and Coronavirus

 

We know this is a difficult and worrying time for everyone, especially for adults and children living with domestic abuse and the professionals working hard to support them.

There is support available to help you through this time. You can still:

  • call the police on 999 in an emergency (press 55 after the emergency number if you're in danger and not able to speak for help)
  • find accommodation from Leeds Housing Options or Leeds Domestic Violence Service if you are a victim of domestic abuse and need to escape
  • find a safe place to stay with social distancing in place to protect you
  • telephone or webchat for support

 

 

Leeds Domestic Violence Service (LDVS)

LDVS are working hard to continue to operate all our services. 

We offer emergency accommodation, support, advice and advocacy to women, men and families across Leeds.

We provide support to anyone experiencing domestic violence abuse and encourage people from the LGBT+ communities to access our support too.

 

Online chat service

An online chat service is available Monday to Friday from 1pm till 3pm. Please go to the Leeds Women's Aid homepage to access a confidential live online live chat for support and help.

 

Leeds Housing Options (LHO)

LHO are still available to do telephone assessments and phone contact for any emergency housing needs. Please speak our team if you do not feel safe at home and need support.

  • Phone: 0113 222 4412 (Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5pm, except Wednesday 9:30am to 5pm) 

 

National domestic abuse helpline

This helpline is for women and girls and is available 24 hours per day.

 

Women’s Aid Federation England

Access our live chat on our website where you can speak to an adviser from Women's Aid.

 

Men's Advice Line

This is a service for men experiencing domestic abuse.

 

Karma Nirvana

We provide support to victims of honour based abuse, forced marriage or domestic abuse.

 

Respect Phoneline

You can call the Respect Phoneline if you're worried about violence or abuse towards your partner or ex partner. Your behaviour may have been made worse because of self-isolation, financial worries or other changes in your situation.

Our team will listen and give advice, provide you with information and help you to change your behaviour.

White Ribbon Campaign

We engage with men and boys to raise awareness, influence change and provide resources to help end male violence against women.

Find out how you can help change the behaviour of men and boys you know and read our coronavirus survival kit.

Statement of Safeguarding

 

Lane End Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children. To achieve our commitment, we will ensure continuous development and improvement of robust safeguarding processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our staff, governors and volunteers.

 

At Lane End, we promote a love of learning within a safe and happy school, in which every person matters. This is best achieved when we all work together to support the development of the whole child. We pride ourselves on knowing not just about our children’s learning, but about them and their families as individuals and valued members of our school and local community.

 

The Senior Designated Safeguarding lead person at Lane End Primary School is Mrs A Britton (Headteacher). The Designated Safeguarding Team consists of Mrs A Britton, Mrs D Sammon, Mrs K Sadler, Mrs K Dellow and Mr L Tabiner.

The designated Safeguarding Governor is Mrs V Gabriel

 

All adults who work in school have a responsibility to read and understand all safeguarding policies and to act within accordance of the school’s Safeguarding and Child Protection policy at all times.

 

You can find this policy (Safeguarding and Child Protection) on our school website under the tab

Key Information – Policies

Visitors in School

 

All visitors in school sign in at the school office and are given an identify badge. School staff will challenge any visitor in school not wearing an identity badge.

 

On signing in visitors are expected to read and agree to out safeguarding policy and information.

Photographs and Videos

 

Whilst lots of parents and carers really enjoy seeing photos and videos of their children’s school life we are very mindful of our duty of care towards all our pupils. We take the issue of safeguarding very seriously and this includes the use of photographic and video images.

 

Any photographs or videos taken by parents, carers and relatives at school star of the week assembly, productions, sports days or other events are for the enjoyment of individual families. They must not be used in any way that could potentially place a child at risk. This would include publishing images in any form of print or on the internet including social networking sites. This is emphasised before concerts and shows and during such school events.

 

Occasionally, the local press will be invited to take photographs of school events and special achievements. We like to use photographs of our children on our website, in school documents, for parent information meetings, newsletters and on our display screens around the school. If you do not wish photographs of your child to be used for these purposes, then please contact the school office.

Advice for Children

 

If someone is hurting you, doing things to you against your will or being mean to you, tell someone: your parents, your friends, trusted teachers or other staff at school. You should also speak to us if you are worried about someone else – a child or an adult.

 

 

At Lane End Primary School, the staff with special training to help you to be safe are: Mrs Britton, Mr Tabiner, Mrs Sammon, Mrs Dellow and Mrs Sadler. You don’t have to speak to those members of staff; any adult in school will be able to help you.

 

If you don’t wish to speak to someone in school, you have other choices. You can phone childLine day or night.

 

If you are being bullied online, or if you have any concerns about things on the internet, speak to a trusted adult, call the police or use this link:

 

Useful Websites and Links

MindMate
Internet SafetyOnline Safety

Online Safety

Online Safety - Parent's Guides

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