Safeguarding

Welcome to the Gospel Oak School Safeguarding Hub 

The Gospel Oak School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its students and will fulfill their local and national responsibilities. 

Gospel Oak School– Early Help Offer 

The Sharp System 

The SHARP System 

Safeguarding and Well-Being remains a number one priority at the Academy. I am delighted to launch a new resource, information and reporting system we have created that is bespoke to the school, students and families in our community. 

Please go to www.rsa.thesharpsystem.com 

You can use Sharp to report a concern directly to the safeguarding team this is place to do it! Anything you share will be treated with respect, dignity, confidentiality and by trained staff from the academy. Please let us know how you are doing! 

This is a CONFIDENTIAL way to stop YOU or a FRIEND or SOMEONE you have seen SUFFERING. 

Anyone can make a report students, parents or anyone with a concern about a child at the Gospel Oak School 

The London Grid for Learning (LgfL) have an excellent range of resources and information for all elements of Online Safety, including Terrorism, Extremism and Radicalisation and have some useful information regarding Coronavirus and Safeguarding (https://coronavirus.lgfl.net/home). 

Here is their information page for school closures/remote learning (https://coronavirus.lgfl.net/safeguarding). 

LgfL have a short video for ‘Prevent – How Can I address Online Radicalisation’ which looks at guidelines, legislation and practices and also links to fake news (https://lgfl.planetestream.com/View.aspx?ID=3346~4q~qNPaeqUP). 

Parents/Carers 

Need support, got a question or concern email our friendly, professional and experienced safeguarding team – safeguarding@rsaacademy.org 

Parent Resources/Support Provisions 

Coronavirus – get emergency help from the council 

If urgent complete an online form  www.sandwell.gov.uk/info/200354/coronavirus_advice/4458/emergency_help_from_the_council or call 0121 569 2266 for emergency help. 

Sandwell Covid School & Family Support Services: 

Click here for more details 

How to keep young people safe online while at home due to Coronavirus schools’ closure and social distancing 

Click here to view 

Coronavirus information and guidance from Sandwell MBC 

http://www.sandwell.gov.uk/coronavirus 

CAMHS Resources 

https://www.camhs-resources.co.uk/downloads

Domestic abuse support in the West Midlands 

Click here to access 

CEOP – Child Exploitation and Online Protection – ceop.police.uk/ 

NHS – Fast medical help when it is not an emergency call 111 

Police  – non urgent incidents that require police support call 101 in an emergency call 999 

WMNow – Live police and emergency services updates in your area. 

Samaritans – someone to listen without judgement or advice. Call – 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org 

Familylives.org – A confidential helpline offering support on parenting and family matters. Call – 0808 800 222 

Mind.org.uk – Mental health charity offering support and guidance. Call 0300 123 3393 9am – 5pm. 

Careforthefamily.org – Parental, marriage and bereavement support. Call 02920810800. Available Monday 10:00 to 17:00, Tuesday – Thursday 9:00 to 17:00 and  Friday – 9:00 to 16:30 

Relate.org.uk – Relationship and family support with counsellor online. 

Black Country women’s aid – for those living with Domestic Abuse  blackcountrywomensaid.co.uk/ or call on 0121 553 0090 

Sandwell MASH – 01215563100 

Self Harm Support for Young People 

Click here to view 

Social Media Safety Guidelines 

Click here to view 

Money Mules – Parent Advice 

Click here to view 

Students 

Need support, got a question or concern email our friendly, professional and experienced safeguarding team – safeguarding@rsaacademy.org 

Student Resources/Support Advice 

Sandwell Beam 

An emotional health and well-being service for 5 to 18 year olds. 

Contact: askbeam@childrenssociety.org.uk 

Click to view their flyer 

Meaningful May 

Click to view 

School Nurse Services (Chat Health): ChatHealth, a confidential text messaging service that enables children and young people (11 year old plus) to contact their local Public Health nursing (school nursing) team and is available on 07480 635486 

Kooth: Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people (11-19 years plus) available at all timeson kooth.com and includes accessing online counselling support (Monday – Friday: 12pm – 10pm, Saturday – Sunday: 6pm – 10pm) 

Sandwell Beam Drop in-service – An Emotional Health and Wellbeing Service for young people (anyone under 19): Twitter @beamsandwell 

Health ForTeens Website: For general health advice https://www.healthforteens.co.uk/ 

DECCA: Sandwell Drug and Alcohol Services are still available as and when needed. Please phone 0121 5692201 or email decca_team@sandwellchildrenstrust.org.uk 

Brook (Sexual Health Support: 11 years old plus): Are contacting young people directly to discuss the appropriate mode of support for their personal circumstance. 

Childline: Website is operating https://www.childline.org.uk/ and the counselling service is still available; please call 0800 1111 

Papyrus (Youth Suicide Prevention charity): Still operating. Please call 0800 0684141 or email pat@papyrus-uk.org 

WMNow – Live police and emergency services updates in your area. 

A parents guide to cyberbullying 

Click here to view 

A parents guide to cybersecurity 

Click here to view 

A parents guide to Facebook 

Click here to view 

A parents guide to Sexting 

Click here to view 

A parents guide to Snap Chat 

Click here to view 

Facebook Checklist Guidelines 

Click here to view