Safeguarding

Safeguarding and Other Key Contacts

If you think that you, or a child or young person, is in IMMEDIATE DANGER telephone 999

If you have any concerns that are not an immediate threat to life your first point of contact is speak to Nadine Wedgewood (Safeguarding Lead), you can contact Nadine on 01782 212807 during school hours. You can also contact her by email on nadine@alphalearningstaffordshire.co.uk however due to teaching and other commitments you may not get a reply until the next working day so it is best to call if you require a quick response.

If Nadine is not available, you can discuss your concerns with Danielle Chell (Deputy Safeguarding Lead) on 01782 212807.

If you wish to make a referral that does not relate to Alpha Learning, then please find local authority contact details below for both Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire.

Stoke-on-Trent Safeguarding Referral Team:

Phone 01782 235100

Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 5:00pm Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm

Emergency Duty Team (Out of hours)

Telephone: 01782 234234

Staffordshire County Council’s First Response Service:

Phone: 0800 1313 126

Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 5:00pm Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm

Emergency Duty Service: (Out of Hours)

Telephone: 0345 604 2886 Mobile: 07815 492613

Other Key Contacts

In case you are struggling and wish to speak to someone whilst away from school, you can contact:

Your Doctor
Samaritans www.samaritans.org
Young Minds www.youngminds.org.uk
MIND www.mind.org.uk
NSPCC www.nspcc.org.uk
Childline www.childline.org.uk

Nude Photos

Under-18s who want nude pictures or videos of themselves removed from the internet can now report the images through on the Childline website, follow this link. Childline – Report Nude Photo.

The service from the Internet Watch Foundation and Childline aims to help children who have been groomed, or whose partners have posted photos of them online.

Young people can report the images anonymously, as long as they verify their age, or they can leave their details and get support from Childline.  Anyone who makes a report should expect to receive feedback on the outcome in one working day.

If the content has not yet appeared online but a person is worried it might, the charity can create a digital fingerprint for the picture known as a hash, which will be shared with tech companies and law enforcement around the world to help prevent it from being uploaded and shared.