Information on who to contact regarding safeguarding/child protection/emotional well being issues out of school hours and during school holidays can be found below:-
If you are concerned about the safety or well-being of a child the safeguarding team brings together professionals from partner agencies to deal with safeguarding/child protection concerns.
During office hours – 0300 111 8007 option 1
Emergency social team out of office hours – 03456042886
Website – https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/Care-for-children-and-families/Childprotection/First-Response.aspx
A free private and confidential service to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issues they are going through.
Telephone – 0800 1111
website – https://www.childline.org.uk/get-support/contacting-childline/
NSPCC (National society for the prevention of cruelty to children)
A leading children’s charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK.
Telephone – 0808 8005000
website – https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-you-can-do/report-abuse/
Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
If you feel unable to cope, are worried about your own mental health or someone you care for, help is available. Call your local NHS urgent mental health helpline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Helpline numbers and websites
Staffordshire Mental Health Helpline - a confidential emotional support helpline run by Brighter Futures, offering a safe place to talk if you’re feeling worried, stressed or low, or if you're concerned about someone else.
o Call 0808 800 2234
o Text 0786 002 2821,
o email firstname.lastname@example.org
o online chat at www.brighter-futures.org.uk.
o call 116 123.