‘Therefore encourage one another and build each other up.’
Tenbury Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
At Tenbury, we believe that safeguarding is everyone's responsibility. Mrs Kerri Phelps (Headteacher) is our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL). Mrs Caroline Baker (Early Years Co-ordinator) is our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and Mr Mark Yarnold is our governor with responsibility for safeguarding. All staff receive annual safeguarding training through our DSL, as well as regular updates throughout the year. Any new staff receive safeguarding training delivered by the DSL, as part of their induction to school. In addition, all staff in school, whatever their role, receive safeguarding training by an external provider, every three years.
Our school has been given the opportunity to take part in national project, which is being run locally in partnership with Worcestershire Children First and West Mercia Police
Operation Encompass is a process whereby the police and county council will inform a member of staff if a child or young person has experienced any domestic incident. This will be done prior to the start of the next school day. Information sharing between professional agencies allows school staff to provide emotional and practical support to their pupils experiencing domestic abuse.
Tenbury CE Primary Academy Early Help Offer
Providing early help to our children and families at Tenbury Primary means we are more effective in promoting support as soon as we can. Early help means providing support as soon as a problem emerges, at any point in a child's life, beginning with the Foundation Stage.
We endeavour to create a school ethos that promotes trust between all adults and children, so that all children know they are able to talk to someone if they have any concerns or worries.
At Tenbury Primary we are here to work closely with you and other professionals, to ensure you have the required level of support needed. Please see below for the early help support we are able to offer all of our children and families in order to ensure they get the right help at the right time, before issues get worse:
New mental health website for children is launched in Worcestershire
Designed in collaboration with mental health professionals from child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) and young people, the site acts as a one stop shop for children, young people, families and professionals who are seeking advice and support about mental health. The new site can be accessed at https://camhs.hacw.nhs.uk/
Elaine Cook-Tippins, CAMHS service manager said: “The new site provides helpful information such as practical tips to support children and young people’s mental health, self-help resources, and information on local CAMHS NHS services.
Government 'Stop Abuse Together' Campaign
It’s estimated that one in ten children in England and Wales will experience sexual abuse before they turn sixteen. That’s equivalent to three in every classroom. Most children won’t tell anyone at the time of their abuse. That’s why it’s important to know how to spot the signs and where you can go for support if you’re concerned. Learn more by visiting: stopabusetogether.campaign.gov.uk.
There are things you can do to help keep the children in your life safe from abuse. Learning to spot the signs, having regular conversations with your child and knowing when it’s right to reach out for more support, can help keep them safe. If you feel something’s not right, you can reach out for support by calling the NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000. No matter what’s happened, there’s always someone who will listen to you and take what you say seriously.
All children have a right to be safe from sexual abuse, and we all have a role to play in keeping them safe. Let’s stop abuse together.