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Safeguarding Your Child:

A Resource Guide for Newman Trust Parents

At Newman Catholic Trust, we believe in nurturing every child's potential in a safe and supportive environment. We understand that as parents, you play a crucial role in your child's well-being, and we want to equip you with the knowledge and resources to keep them safe and thriving.

Skills for Life: Our schools actively teach valuable skills through Religious Education, PSHE, and RSE. These programs equip your children with the knowledge to:

  • Identify and manage emotions

  • Build healthy relationships

  • Make responsible choices

  • Stay safe online and in the real world

  • Communicate effectively

  • Seek help when needed

But support extends beyond the classroom. We know that challenges and concerns may arise, and we encourage you to reach out for help when needed. Here are some resources specifically tailored for Bristol families:

Safeguarding and Mental Health Support:

 

Emergency Support:

  • CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) Emergency Helpline: If your child is experiencing a mental health crisis, please call the new CAMHS emergency helpline 24/7 at 0800 9539599. This helpline is available for young people, families, and carers living in Bristol, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire. Highly trained clinicians can provide urgent advice and guidance, and if necessary, support your child in attending hospital.

Additional Resources:

  • Parent Line (07520 619919): This confidential texting service provides advice and support to parents and carers on a range of topics, including child development, parenting, and mental health.

  • Health4Kids (www.healthforkids.co.uk): This NHS website offers information and resources on child health and well-being, including specific guidance for Bristol families.

Remember, you are not alone. If you have any concerns about your child's safety, well-being, or mental health, please don't hesitate to reach out to one of the resources listed above. We are here to support you and your child every step of the way.

Additionally, we encourage you to:

  • Talk openly with your child: Create a safe space where your child feels comfortable sharing their thoughts and feelings with you.

  • Be aware of your child's online activity: Monitor their internet usage and talk to them about online safety.

  • Build strong relationships with your child's teachers and school staff: They can be a valuable source of support and guidance.

  • Trust your instincts: If you feel something is wrong, don't hesitate to seek help.

By working together, we can create a safe and nurturing environment for all children to thrive.

Please note: The specific contact details and resources provided may need to be updated to reflect the actual services available in Bristol. We recommend verifying information directly with the organisations mentioned.

We hope this guide provides you with the resources and support you need to safeguard your child and ensure their well-being. Remember, Newman Catholic Trust is here to support you every step of the way.

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