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Well-being & Pastoral Care

The Minster Hub acts as a first port of call if you are worried about the well-being of a young person or you need help and support.  Our phone line open on weekdays from 8.00am to 5pm and you can email our dedicated safeguarding address at any time.  
 
During opening hours there is a trained pastoral specialist available.
 
We will also liaise with individual schools to make sure the best person gets back to you with the right help and advice.  
 

Hub reception                   01636 814000

Dedicated email               safeguarding@minster.notts.sch.uk

Free School Meals            freeschoolmeals@minster.notts.sch.uk

 

Online safety 

Significant amounts of time are being spent by children online during the school closures and while this brings benefits, there are also risks.  We want to make sure children stay safe online and parents/carers have a significant role in helping us.  Please find below some sources of guidance to help you look after your children.

Source of advice Link
The NSPCC has wide-ranging advice and guidance including about how to a conversation with your child regarding online safety

Internet matters includes age-specific advice for parents and families

The portal from Think You Know is great for children to visit - sections are directly aimed at them.  It also links straight to the national system for reporting online concerns and abuse.

Childnet has a useful downloadable parent guide along with other wide-ranging advice.

The UK Government also has a guide for parents about safety online for children.

You can also download our Hub Guide to online safety which summarises some key messages and includes a range of links to useful further information.

 

 

 

For information about specific schools please see below:

 

Minster School 

The school is closed to the majority of students at this time, although learning continues remotely supported by teachers.  There is currently no indication when the closure will end but it appears this could be some way into the future.

At such turbulent times there is the need for our students and indeed families to be supported and please be assured, regardless of any closures our pastoral services from school will continue.  Attached below is a document we have also shared with students to remind all about what they can do to find help and how to make contact with the right people.  This may also be helpful for families.

 

Member Schools 

Lowe's Wong Juniors

At this time Mr Follen and Mr Buckley are on call as Safeguarding Leads for our school.  Please use the phone number for the hub as listed above if you need to contact us urgently and we will call you straight back.  Alternatively email office@loweswong-jun.notts.sch.uk and once again we will be back in touch as soon as we can.

As you will be aware your child is able to contact their class teacher direct using Microsoft Teams with any concerns they might have.


Lowe's Wong Infants

Mrs Speed is the Safeguarding Lead for Lowe's Wong Infant School.  If you have any concerns or worries you can contact her directly using her e-mail address head@loweswong-inf.notts.sch.uk which is monitored daily.  Alternatively you can contact Mrs Peacock, who is the Deputy Safeguarding Lead, on  apeacock@loweswong-inf.notts.sch.uk

You may also contact your child's teacher if you prefer, using the school e-mail address sent out with their home learning activities.


Farnsfield St Michael's

During this time of working from the Minster Hub, your child's safety and well-being is still of the utmost importance to us. Mrs Carpenter and Mr Fry are on call as the safeguarding leads from our school. If you have any concerns over a child's welfare then please do contact us at head@st-michaels.notts.sch.uk and rfry@st-michaels.notts.sch.uk or contact the hub directly and they will call us as a matter of urgency. You can also contact the class teachers through their email addresses or on the Microsoft Teams learning platform.


Bleasby

Dear Parents and Carers, 

Mr Samuel Mensah (Headteacher) and Mrs Sarah Smith (Senior Teacher) are the Designated Safeguarding Leads at Bleasby C of E Primary. If you have a safeguarding or welfare concern or question please don’t hesitate to get in touch at head@bleasby.notts.sch.uk or ssmith@bleasby.notts.sch.uk. Also you may speak directly to staff at the hub and they will contact us immediately.


Halam

We are working closely with The Minster School to ensure that your child is happy, safe and well. If you have any concerns or worries about a child's welfare then please do contact either Halam School staff or the Minster School directly. 

Mrs Francis is the Safeguarding Lead for Halam CofE Primary School, you can contact her directly using her e-mail address DSL@Halam.notts.sch.uk

Alternatively you can contact Mrs McGinley, at Head@Halam.notts.sch.uk

If you wish to contact your child's teacher, please leave a message at office@Halam.notts.sch.uk and your child’s teacher will get back to you. All emails are monitored daily.  


Kirklington and Averham Collaboration

Within the Collaboration, Mrs Burn-Smith (K&A), Mrs Howe (A), Mrs Bryant (K) and Mr Smith (K) are all available as DSLs (Safeguarding Leads) for our schools.  Please use the phone number for the Minster Hub as listed above if you need to contact us urgently and we will return your call as soon as possible.  Alternatively, email office@kirklington.notts.sch.uk  or  head@kirklington.notts.sch.uk and we will be back in touch as soon as we can. 

In addition, children are able to contact their teacher directly using the messaging facility in Microsoft Teams. 


Holy Trinity C of E Infant School Safeguarding Arrangements:

Mrs Marie Thompson is the Designated Safeguarding Lead and Mrs Jemma Hughes is the Deputy Safeguarding Lead for Holy Trinity.  If you have any concerns please make the Minster Hub aware on the number listed above and we will get back to you as a matter of urgency.  Alternatively you can contact us on:   head@southwellholytrinity.notts.sch.uk or jhughes@southwellholytrinity.notts.sch.uk


Caunton Dean Hole C of E Primary School Safeguarding Arrangements:

Mrs Marie Thompson is the Designated Safeguarding Lead and Mrs Lisa Leach is the Deputy Safeguarding Lead for Caunton Dean Hole.  If you have any concerns please make the Minster Hub aware on the number listed above and we will get back to you as a matter of urgency.  Alternatively you can contact us on: head@cauntondeanhole.notts.sch.uk or lleach@cauntondeanhole.notts.sch.uk

Chaplain Information 

Our Chaplain Revd Cathy Porter is available for pastoral and spiritual support regardless of the home school of any pupil or family.  She can be contacted at chaplain@minster.notts.sch.uk

Further help for children and families  

The following groups all work within the NHS Trust in Nottinghamshire:
 
Group Contact Details
Parentline 07520 619919 (text only) Confidential texting service to provide parents and carers advice on a range of issues. 

Health For Teens

www.healthforteens.co.uk Supporting young people with their emotional wellbeing

Chat Health

07507 329952 (text only) Confidential texting service for 11 to 19 year olds 

CAMHS crisis team

Tel 01158542299 or 01158440560

CAMHSCrisisTeam@nottshc.nhs.uk

For those experiencing a mental health crisis meaning they are at significant risk of self-harm or of harming others  
 
Local and national organisations offering support to young people and families: 
Group Contact  

www.childline.org.uk    

Tel 0800 1111

Anonymous telephone chat and online support for children with worries or concerns
www.kooth.com Online counselling services available to young people in Nottinghamshire. 
www.youngminds.org.uk Mental health and wellbeing support for young people 
www.thinkuknow.co.uk Education and advice which protects children and gives advice to parents/carers on issues around technology including the internet. 
www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre Report abuse, exploitation or criminal activity taking place online. 

Contacting social care

If you have urgent concerns for a child or suspect that a child has been abused in any way, please call us immediately on 0300 500 80 80 (if you are a member of the public). 

If you require an urgent response outside of working hours (08:30-17:00), contact the Emergency Duty Team (EDT) on 0300 456 4546. In an emergency call 999. To report a crime call 101.

 

Hub Safeguarding Policy