Regents Park is committed to an ongoing culture of supporting, informing and keeping children safe. Please see the information below and the attached links to parent information and advice and guidance from the safe4me.co.uk website on a range of safeguarding topics.
Peer on Peer/Child on Child Sexual Abuse & Harassment:
Regents Park Community College recognises that children can harm children. Peer on peer abuse must not be considered “banter” or be ignored as “jokes” and “kids being kids”. In line with the recently updated Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance, Regents Park aims to inform and support children and families against this abuse.
Teen Relationships and Abuse:
Whilst it is normal for children to explore relationships with others as they grow older, Regents Park recognises that these relationships may not always be healthy and that abuse in child relationships can occur.
The information provided in the link below gives parents, carers and guardians advice and support relating to teenage relationship abuse. The link and support is sourced from safe4me.co.uk as part of their commitment to working in partnership to keep children and young people safe.
Many children now have access to a range of personal technology devices. Many of these devices now include cameras and the ability to connect to the internet and social media. Whilst this in itself is not unhealthy it has opened the door for an increase in “Sexting” or “Youth Produced Sexual Imagery”.
Regents Park takes care to educate and inform young people on the safe use of their technology and works with students to prevent and resolve issues where “Sexting” has occurred.
The information provided in the link below gives parents, carers and guardians advice and support regarding the issue of ‘sexting’ as part of our commitment to working in partnership to keep children and young people safe. It is sourced from safe4me.co.uk
National Online Safety – Sexting Advice for parents and carers:
Self Harm - A Support Guide For Parents and Carers
Regents Park Community College recognises self harm can be a response that students have taken in attempting to cope with an issue. We will endeavour to support all students and their families with this difficult subject alongside other mental health issues.
Please see the guide that had been issued from the Southampton Mental Health Forum that aims to inform and support parents and carers about Self Harm. It has been produced by the university of Oxford and was developed from talking to parents and carers of young people. It is aimed at helping parents, carers, other family members and friends cope when a young person is self-harming. It includes information on the nature and causes of self-harm, how to support a young person when facing this problem and what help is available.
Should you wish to speak with someone from school regarding self harm, please phone and ask to speak to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (Mr D Strange or Mrs E Cosford).