Information on the latest virtual support available for children and young people with Special Educational Needs/Disabilities (SEND) and their families during the COVID-19 lockdown is available online.
Support is free of charge and is available to young people and their families who live in Staffordshire. Details of new support are regularly added and so please check this website for the latest updates.
NSPCC – Help for adults concerned about a child: 0808 800 5000
If students and parents with ongoing or emerging Mental Health concerns need to seek help or guidance, then the following links and numbers may be of use:
Childline number: 0800 1111
http://combinedwellbeing.org.uk/ is a brand new comprehensive Mental Health website from the NHS with advice and resources for young people and their parents.
ChatHealth is a text messaging service for young people and parents to get advice and support about health related issues.
ChatHealth for young people: 07520 615 721
ChatHealth for parents: 07520 615 722
Thanks to a partner agency in Staffordshire we can share an “all in one place” list of support services locally.
For a comprehensive list of online services available during social distancing restrictions please click here.
For concerns regarding the safeguarding and welfare of our children during these closures, please use the following contacts if needed:-
Staffordshire First Response: 0800 1313126
(An emergency helpline dedicated to safeguarding children in Staffordshire)
Speak Up Space is a point of contact for young people if they need support:
Young people can have an online chat about anything that is affecting their mental health and/or emotional well-being.
To access their instant messaging service simply visit www.speakupspace.co.uk
Parent Support – Offering advice, guidance, resources, interventions and signposting to parents and caregivers.
If you would like the opportunity to speak to a practitioner and discuss any concerns or worries, then please call 01782 262100 and select option 2, making sure that you leave your contact details and availability. They will call you back to arrange support at a convenient time for you.
Young Person’s Support Line: 0800 0051 445
Our careers advisor from Entrust, Alexandra Kenneth, is available to offer careers support to any young person in Y10, Y11 or 6th Form who would like to talk to her via telephone or text on 07921 277443 or by e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs J Reader
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead : Mrs J Talks
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead : Mr M Taylor
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead : Mr S Wallinger
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead : Mrs T Lewis
Pease use email@example.com and direct your enquiry to the appropriate named person, should you need to share a concern with us.