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At Cumberland Community School, we take our duty very seriously towards all students entrusted to our care and seek to provide a school environment where all children are safe, secure, valued, respected, and listened to.
All safeguarding concerns can be reported directly to the school by following the link below
Alternatively you can speak directly to a member of our safeguarding team using the links below
Designated Safeguarding Professionals:
Chair of the LSB Details
Ms Meena Anand
C/O Forest Gate Community School
London E7 9BB
Chair of Community Schools Trust Details
Mr Chris Rutt
C/O Forest Gate Community School
London E7 9BB
For all urgent enquiries please contact Kayleigh Burke, Headteachers PA on 020 7474 7513 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
CCS Safeguarding Documents
CCS Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy
Keeping Children Safe online
The online world is integral to how children stay in touch with their friends, and access to the internet is now available like never before.
However, there are inherent risks associated with new technologies and it is essential for young people and their parents/carers to understand how to reduce these risks.
Below are a number of links to different websites which give advice to parents/carers and young people on how to stay safe online. Please take some time to look through them.
NSPCC Net AwareNSPCC have launched their Net Aware app to give parents the tools and knowledge to access advice on the go. This is the only guide for parents where social networking sites and apps aimed at children are rated by parents, helping them make an informed decision about which is most appropriate for their child at different ages.
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre is part of UK law enforcement.
A non-profit organisation working with others to “help make the Internet a great and safe place for children”.
Facebook's own page explaining its privacy settings to users.
Get Safe Online
A UK based Website offering factual and easy-to-understand information on online safety.
A Guide to Internet safety and safe surfing. The information on the site is targeted at all different age ranges as well as advice for parents / carers and teachers The site is run by CEOP.
UK Safer Internet Centre
A partnership of three leading organisations: Childnet International, Internet Watch Foundation and SWGfL, working together to make the internet a great and safe place for children and young people
Family Support and Early Help
Newham Parenting Support
The service is a strength based programme working with a variety of families where there is a child with emotional, social and or behavioural difficulties.
A monthly newsletter providing information and updates for families in Newham
Newham Parent Connect Newsletter
Newham offers a range of programmes, workshops and online resources for parents to access for free.
Mermaids supports transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse children and young people until their 20th birthday, as well as their families and professionals involved in their care.
SHINE - Sexual Health Advice and Support
Shine offer clinic sessions for young people aged 21 and under.
Clinics are discreet, confidential and services are completely free. All sessions are walk-in and wait only, so there is no need to book an appointment in advance. Clinics are open after school and college, to ensure that they are as accessible as possible for young people
Newham Safeguarding Children Partnership
The job of Newham Safeguarding Children Partnership is to make sure agencies are working together to safeguard children and young people and make them safe
AAA work with children and young people providing a range of interventions, support and activities delivered from neighbourhood play hubs in the London Borough of Newham.
Anti Bullying Alliance
ABA is a coalition of organisations and individuals,including Cumberland Community School, who work together to help stop bullying and create safer environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn. For more information about Anti Bullying at CCS, following link below for our dedicated page.
REIN work with young people to deliver an activities programmes througout the year.
Tackling Child Abuse (HM Government/DfE)
A government campaign called 'Together we can tackle child abuse'. Aimed at everyone in the community, it includes videos explaining physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, neglect and online abuse.
It reminds us what changes in appearance, behaviour or communication look out for. and has a search engine to find out where to report abuse.
Mental health support and safety
You can call us and ask to speak to your allocated clinician or duty clinician if your allocated clinician is not available.
Monday-Friday, 10am-10am; Saturday/Sunday and bank holidays 2pm-10pm.
0800 068 41 41A specialist telephone service staffed by trained professionals who give non judgemental support, practical advice and information to young people up to the age of 35 who are worried about how they are feeling or anyone who is concerned about a young person.
Newham Crisis Helpline
020 7771 5888Call this number if you feel your mental health is deteriorating or if you are in distress and you need to contact a qualified mental health professional out of office hours.
Talk to a counsellor for free anytime. You can also login for 1-2-1 chat or email via their website.
YoungMinds Crisis Messenger
A free crisis messenger service across the UK. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need support, you can text YM to 85258
Talk to a trained volunteer anytime for free, non-judgemental support.
Healios For help with accessing mental health, autism and ADHD support.
NHS Direct can help if you have an urgent medical problem and you're not sure what to do.
Accident and Emergency (A&E)
If you feel you cannot keep yourself safe, it is best to attend your local A&E so they can help keep you safe.
Educate Against Hate
Advice and trusted resources for schools and parents to safeguard students from radicalisation, build resilience to all types of extremism and promote shared values.
Operation Encompass and Domestic Abuse
Operation Encompass is a national scheme that operates jointly between schools and all police forces. It aims to ensure that all children experiencing domestic abuse receive timely support from their school.
Criminal and Child Exploitation
Every Child Protect Against Trafficking works with young people aged 15-25 years old, who may have been trafficked.
Fearless is a site where you can access non-judgemental information and advice about crime and criminality. It also provides you with a safe place to report information about crime - 100% anonymously.
Legislation and Guidance
The Cumberland Community school also works in accordance with the following legislation and guidance
London child protection procedures
Working Together to Safeguard Children (HMG, 2018)
Counter-Terrorism and Security Act (HMG, 2015)
The Prevent duty Departmental advice for schools and childcare providers (DfE 2015)
Prevent Duty Guidance for Further Education Establishments in England and Wales (HMG 2015)
Serious Crime Act 2015 (Home Office, 2015)
Education (Pupil Registration) Regulations 2006
General Data Protection Regulations 2018 (GDPR) What to do if you're worried a child is being abused (HMG, 2015)
Searching, screening and confiscation (DfE, 2018)
Children and Social Work Act 2017
The Homelessness Reduction Act 2017
Preventing and Tackling Bullying (DfE, 2017),
Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003 (S. 74 - Serious Crime Act 2015)
Sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges (DfE, 2017)
Information Sharing Advice for practitioners providing safeguarding services to children, young people, parents and carers. (DfE July 2018)
Advice on Whistleblowing in Maintained Schools (DfE 2014)
Advice for Ukrainian Families - Поради для українських сімей
School Places and Childcare - Шкільні місця та догляд за дітьми
Please find below a link with information for Ukrainian families on applying for a school place and accessing childcare. The article is available in both English and Ukrainian.
Нижче наведено посилання з інформацією для українських сімей про те, як подати заявку на навчання в школі та отримати доступ до дитячого закладу. Стаття доступна як англійською, так і українською мовами
How to apply for a school place - Подання заяви на отримання місця у школі
Local Support Services - Місцеві служби підтримки
See below for up to date information on support services available in Newham for all new arrivals along with contact details for the Welcome Newham Team
Нижче ви знайдете найновішу інформацію про служби підтримки, доступні в Ньюхемі для всіх новоприбулих, а також контактну інформацію для команди Welcome Newham
To email the Welcome Newham click here
To speak to the Welcome Newham team click here
Mental Health Support - Підтримка психічного здоров'я
This resource explains, in an overview, the effects of trauma (directly related to the Russian invasion of Ukraine), how to recognise it and what families can do.
Цей ресурс пояснює в огляді наслідки травми (безпосередньо пов’язаної з російським вторгненням в Україну), як її розпізнати та що можуть зробити сім’ї.