Safeguarding

Worried About a Child?

If you are worried about a child’s safety or well-being, you can speak to a member of the Pupil Support Team at school. Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Miss Stephenson (Pupil Support Manager), and our Backup Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Smith (SENDCO).

An alternative way or reporting a concern about a child is to anonymously contact the NSPCC, by phoning 0808 800 5000 or clicking the button below.

Meet our Pupil Support Team!

Miss K Stephenson– Pupil Support Manager (Designated Safeguarding Lead)

Mrs A Smith– SENDCO (Backup Safeguarding Lead)

Mrs P Burgmans– Year 1 and 2 Learning Mentor

Mrs E Finch– Year 3 and 4 Learning Mentor

Mrs L Hopps– Year 5 and 6 Learning Mentor

Andrew Jarman- Safeguarding Link Governor

Mental Health

At Ryelands, we are committed to supporting the mental health of children and their families. If you, your child or someone else you know is struggling with their mental health, please speak to a member of the Pupil Support Team as soon as you can, and we will do what we can to support.

If you are a child who is struggling, you can also call Child Line on 0800 1111, or text YM to 85258 to access Young Mind’s free, confidential text service.

If you are an adult who is struggling, you can also call the Samaritans on 116 123, or text SHOUT to 85258 to access free, confidential text service.

Early Help

Many families experience problems that can make it difficult to make ends meet. If you are having financial difficulties, please speak to a member of the pupil support team. We can help with food bank referrals, and signpost to services who can offer advice on things like debt and budgeting. Don’t let things get to crisis point- speak to us as soon as possible.

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