Children supported by the children’s social care system
Students with a social worker (those with a child protection plan or child in need plan, and looked after children) are now expected to attend school unless the student/household is shielding or clinically vulnerable. We will continue to inform and work with social workers and families, where students (with a social worker) do not attend school.
Children with education health and care (EHC) plans
Students who have an EHCP are also expected to attend school, where it is determined (following risk assessment) that their needs can be safely or more safely met in school. We will continue to work with local authorities and parents/carers to respond flexibly to each individual’s needs.
If you are concerned about a student’s well-being or if you are aware of a family in a very fragile position, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include the following fundamental details:
- Your name and contact details
- The individual or families name, age and address (if known)
- Exact details of the concern, providing as much information as is possible (ideally in bullet point form)
We will endeavour to respond to your e-mail within 48 working hours.
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Online Safety Support
- BBC Own It – support for young people to take control of their online life, including help and advice, skills and inspiration on topics such as friendships and bullying, safety and self-esteem. https://www.bbc.com/ownit
- Childline – includes information for pupils on sexting, gaming, grooming, bullying, porn, relationships. https://www.childline.org.uk/
- UK Safer Internet Centre – to report and remove harmful online content. https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/
- CEOP – for advice on making a report about online abuse. https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
- Internet Matters – a not-for-profit organisation set up to empower parents and carers to keep children safe in the digital world. Their support for parents includes a range of downloadable guides covering subjects such as transition to secondary school, Vlogging & livestreaming, online gaming and cyberbullying. https://www.internetmatters.org/
- NSPCC – includes a range of resources to help parents keep children safe when they’re using the internet, social networks, apps, games and more. https://www.nspcc.org.uk/
- Parent Info – from CEOP and Parent Zone, Parent Info is a website for parents covering all of the issues amplified by the internet. It is a free service which helps schools engage parents with expert safety advice, endorsed by the National Crime Agency’s CEOP command. This website provides expert information across a range of online harms. https://parentinfo.org/
- Parent Zone – offers a range of resources for families, to help them meet the challenges of the digital age, including parent guides on the latest digital trends and platforms. https://parentzone.org.uk/parents
- ThinkuKnow – provides advice from the National Crime Agency on staying safe online. https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
- Childnet – offers a toolkit to support parents/carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life. https://www.childnet.com/
Students are provided with weekly tips on how to manage their wellbeing through physical activity via @RutlishSport, and the KS3 Rutlish Weekly. Students can also find helpful resources on the Fronter Wellbeing page.
Should parents have any worries or concerns about their child or their own wellbeing, please contact the school for support.
Support in a crisis 24/7 – Text P2B to 85258