Safeguarding2018-09-24T04:53:53+00:00

Life is full of surprises, and not always good ones – for that reason we have a dedicated team of designated safeguarding officers to provide support for any unforeseen circumstances that may occur during your time at Remit.

The Remit Group aims to create and maintain a safe learning environment where all learners, colleagues and partners feel safe, secure and valued and know they will be listened to and taken seriously. Everyone has a role to play in safeguarding young people, ‘at risk’ adults and maintaining a secure and supportive environment. This includes protection from any physical, on-line or extremist threat or action.

For any support or help that is not covered by contact with your regular Remit staff member or the learning support team the safeguarding team are here to help.  Anyone who has any concerns for their own, or someone else’s wellbeing can contact one of our specially trained safeguarding team on our dedicated Hotline 0115 975 9554 or email safeguarding@remit.co.uk

We work extensively with a wide range of specialist organisations to ensure the best possible advice and support is offered. Below are a sample of some of the useful information links available.

NetAware
Your guide to the Social Networks. Stay up to date and stay safe in today’s digital world:
https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

PACE- Parents against child sexual exploitation.
PACE works alongside parents and carers of children who are at risk of being sexually exploited by perpetrators external to the family:
http://www.itsnotokay.co.uk/parents/pace/

Self Harm
There are many reasons why children and young people try to hurt themselves. It is important to spot signs as soon as possible and do everything we can to help:
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/self-harm/

Online Safety
The internet is amazing. The digital world is changing all the time, the link below givesyou tools and advice to help keep your children safe online:
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/self-harm/

We also have a dedicated E-Safety information page on our website: http://www.altrinchamcollege.com/page/?title=Online+and+eSafety+Advice&pid=330

Sexting
How to talk about the risks of sexting:
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/sexting/

Counter Terrorism/Radicalisation: 

  • Police anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321

Mental Health

  • Mencap
    www.mencap.org.uk
    0300 333 1111 (Monday–Friday 9am–5pm)
    (The UK’s largest organisation concerned with people with learning disabilities, their families and carers)
  • MIND
    www.mind.org.uk
    0845 766 0613
    (Provides information on a range of topics, information & support)

Eating Disorders

  • Eating Disorders Support
    www.eatingdisorderssupport.co.uk
    01494 793 223 (Anytime of day)
    (Confidential helpline to provide information and support to those suffering with an eating disorder)
  • BEAT–Beating Eating Disorders
    www.b-eat.co.uk
    0845 634 1414 (Monday–Friday 10.30am–8.30pm & Saturday 1pm–4.30pm)
    (Confidential helpline service offering information & support for carers, family & friends)

Bereavement

  • The Compassionate Friends
    www.tcf.org.uk
    0845 123 2304 (Open everyday from 10am4pm & 7pm–10pm)
    (Offers support & information to those supporting bereaved families or those who have recently suffered a loss)

Sexual Health

  • Sexual Health Information Line
    0800 567 123
    (Free & confidential helpline with advice about HIV, AIDS, Sexual Health, and Sexually transmitted infections)

Sexual Violence

  • Rape Crisis
    www.rapecrisis.org.uk
    Freephone: 0808 802 9999 (122.30pm & 7pm–9.30pm every day of the year)
    (Provides professional support to survivors of sexual violence)

Domestic Abuse

  • National Domestic Violence Helpline
    www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk
    Free phone Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (24 hrs seven days a week)
    (Run in partnership with Women’s Aid & Refuge, offers supports and help for women experiencing domestic violence)
  • Refuge
    www.refuge.org.uk
    Freephone Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (24hrs a day seven days a week)
  • Men’s Advice Line
    www.mensadviceline.org.uk
    Freephone Helpline: 0808 801 0327 (Mon–Fri 101 & 25)
    (Provides advice & support for men in abusive relationships)

Debt

  • Consumer Credit Counselling Service
    www.cccs.co.uk
    Free phone: 0800 138 111 (8am8pm Monday–Friday)
    (Assists people in financial difficulty by providing free impartial and realistic advice)
  • National Debtline
    www.nationaldebtline.co.uk
    Freephone: 0808 808 4000 (9am9pm Mon-Fri & 9.30am1pm Saturday)

Emotional Support

  • Samaritans
    www.samaritans.org
    08457 90 90 90 (24 hours a day)(Provides confidential emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair)

Homelessness

  • Missing People
    www.missingpeople.org.uk
    0808 800 70 70 Text: 80234 (24hrs a day)
    (Confidential helpline offering support to families of missing people. Allows missing people to leave safe & well messages for family confidentiality)
  • Shelter
    www.shelter.org.uk
    0808 800 4444
    (Provides advice, information and advocacy to people in housing need)

Bullying

  • Bullying UK
    www.bullying.co.uk
    (UK’s leading anti bullying charity providing information and advice on a variety of bullying issues)
  • Childline
    www.childline.org.uk
    0800 1111
    (Counselling service for  children & young people. Offering free & confidential advice on all issues which put children at risk)

Substance Misuse

  • Frank
    www.talktofrank.com
    0800 77 66 00 (24hrs a day seven days a week 365 days a year)
    Text: 82111
    (Provides free confidential information about drugs)
  • National Drugs Helpline
    Freephone: 0800 776 600 (24hrs a day seven days a week)
    (Confidential telephone service offering advice & information for those who are concerned or have questions about drugs)
  • Narcotics Anonymous
    www.ukna.org
    0300 999 1212
  • Adfam National
    www.adfam.org.uk
    0207 553 7640
    (Helpline offering confidential advice, information and details of self-help groups for families and friends of drug users)

Alcohol

  • Al-Anon Family Groups UK
    www.al-anonuk.org.uk
    Confidential Helpline: 0207 403 0888 (10am10pm 365 days a year)
    (Provides help for families of those with a drink problem)

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