Our commitment to our students’ health & wellbeing
Aim: We consider the health, safety and wellbeing of our students to be of the utmost importance and strive to promote the welfare of our students, believing ‘Every Child Matters’ and supporting them and enabling them to keep themselves and others safe.
Student’s Mentors are the first port of call should you have a concern, you can also contact the Principal. If you have any concerns of a safeguarding nature please contact our Designated Safeguarding Lead, Elaine King, who is available to support and offer help when students are experiencing issues both in and out of school through providing a welcoming and supportive environment.
Mrs King liaises with a number of outside agencies who are further able to support our students including PCAMHS, CAMHS, Health and Social Care and Early Intervention Services.
01295 251451 Ext. 221
Confidentiality: All issues raised are treated with confidentiality, unless there is a risk of significant harm in which case referrals are made to partner agencies for their support.
Our School Nurse is also available to help and support students. Find out more here.
Young Carers Project
At Wykham Park Academy we are committed to supporting all our students and we often find that the more we know about our students the easier it is to ensure they receive the correct kind of support. Therefore knowing if our students have caring responsibilities at home, due to parental or sibling disability or long-term illness enables us to put in place extra systems to monitor them and ensure that their education is not adversely affected.
If you feel that your child has caring responsibilities within the home, we would be grateful if you could let us know, so that we can work with you to ensure the best outcomes for your child. Obviously any information you share with us will be kept confidential and only shared with other agencies with your permission. Should you wish to discuss this, please contact Elaine King who will be happy to offer further support, guidance and clarification.
Text SHOUT to 85258 in the UK to text with a trained Crisis Volunteer.
In a crisis? Anxious? Worried? Stressed? Get 24/7 help from their team of Crisis Volunteers.
Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.
Shout is powered by a team of volunteers, who are at the heart of the service. We take people from crisis to calm every single day. Find out more: Shout website
Parents Against Child Exploitation Support for parents and carers whose children are being exploited by offenders outside of the family: https://paceuk.info/
Coerced online child sexual abuse – Help for parents (UK Safer Internet Centre)
The UKSIC report that more than a quarter of girls who took part in their survey have had some kind of experience of receiving a request for nude or semi-nude photos or videos.
Children can be groomed, coerced or encouraged into sexual activities online. Any child with unsupervised access to the internet is potentially at risk.
To help parents understand this difficult topic and talk to their children, the UKSIC has produced a checklist and resources about online sexual abuse.
Find the information here: https://saferinternet.org.uk/online-issue/coerced-online-child-sexualabuse
Anti-Bullying Week – Support for parents/carers