The role of different agencies involved in safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and how their work impacts on that of schools are as follows: EMERGENCY SERVICES
POLICE- there to make children safe and they do this by giving the children talks on safety. FIRE SERVICES- When the fire service enters a child’s life to discuss the meaning’s and what/not to do in case of a fire or use a fire alarm actions they would need to safely evacuate a home school, building e.g. plan of escape, crawl along the floor etc. The schools benefit by having safer children with specialist knowledge. SOCIAL SERVICES- To support the children and staff by having 1 to 1 advice, they have many interests in child safety from health and wellbeing, disabled people, home and community and parents all different areas, in which social services can be involved. CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES- is a government and/or a non profit organisation designed to better the wellbeing of individuals who come from unfortunate situations such as abusive or neglectful homes. CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES (camhs) - to help and support children and young people and their families. In Cahms they specialise in providing help and treatment for children with emotional, behavioural and mental health difficulties. CHILDLINE- 08001111 for a child or young person to either ring or put a message on their message board, get help and advice about a wide range of issues or talk to a counsellor online. WALKWISE- is a scheme were they train children and young people the importance of road safety, they wear high visibility jackets and take the children out to teach them road safety i.e. STOP, LOOK AND LISTEN. CYCLE PROFICIENCY-cycle training in safety. Cycle road safety organisations to help children and young people the importance of road safety.
All of the above are great support networks for schools as communication and support is essential for the Education and Safety of the...
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