Health and Safety

Meet our 'Valence Team Around the Family' and keep up to date with our Health and Safety advice and documents.

Valence Team Around the Family

Valence Team Around the Family: We are here to help and support the families of Valence Primary School. Please do not hesitate to contact us or ask at the office for an appointment. We aim to offer support and advice as well as signpost other helpful agencies regarding a wide range of topics including Child Protection, Domestic Violence, Substance Abuse, Financial difficulties, Housing, Punctuality and Attendance.

We look forward to meeting you...

Valence Team Around the Family at Bonham

 

Leigh Seaman
Child Protection,
Young Carer Lead

 

Kat Lilley
Designated Safeguarding
Deputy Lead

Beth Vines
Inclusion, NARP,
Child Protection

Vicky Goode
Parent Support Advisor,
Young Carers Lead

Kat Lilley
Attendance Manager
 

 

Valence Team Around the Family at St. George's

    

Amanda Fogarty
Designated Safeguarding Lead

 

Lesley Mouatt
Attendance Manager

Pam Martin
Counselling,
Behaviour & Nurture

Vicky Goode, Parent Support Advisor

Clare Berry
Inclusion Lead,
Child Protection

Lesley Mouatt, Attendance Manager

Kat Lilley
Inclusion & Nurture

Advisory Documents

 

Young Carers

Young Carers are children and young people under the age of 19, who help to look after or support a member of their family due to one or more of the following: Physical or learning disability, Mental illness, Physical illness, Drug and/or alcohol problems, Autism, Dementia or Long term illness/condition.

The person the Young Carer looks after might be their parent, a sibling, a grandparent or any other person living in the family home. The Young Carer may look after that person by themselves or could help someone else, they may not even have a physical caring role but offer emotional support to their loved one. Many young people don't even realise that they are a Young Carer.

If you feel that a young person in your family home is a Young Carer, please inform the School office or use the contact information below. This will enable us and Carers of Barking and Dagenham to offer support, advice and opportunities for Young Carers to take part in fun and exciting activities.

Website: www.youngcarerscentre.org.uk/node/414 (link opens in new window)

Email: carers@carerscentre.org.uk or Address: 334 Heathway, Dagenham, RM10 8NJ.

If you want to call before making a referral to ask any questions, please feel free to do so on: 0208 593 4422 and ask to speak to a member of the Young Carers Team.

Worries about the World?

Lots of things can make us feel worried. You might hear something on social media or from someone else. Some stuff can be hard to make sense of like politics, climate change, natural disasters and recent events like terrorist attacks.

You might hear words like extremism and radicalisation but what do they mean?

Childlines info and tips will help you understand these things and get support if you’re worried, visit their 'Worries About the World' area to find out more https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/your-feelings/anxiety-stress-panic/worries-about-the-world/ (opens in new window).

Know someone experiencing domestic violence?

1 in 3 people doesn't know how to help someone who is experiencing domestic abuse. The Bright Sky app, which is free to download from the App store and Google Play, provides advice on what to do if someone you know needs help. 

The Bright Sky app is available on the App Store and Google Play. 

E-Safety

Visit our e-Safety page for lots of helpful advice and tools you can use to help keep your child safe whenever and wherever they go online. The links below are also a great starting point for expanding your confidence and knowledge in keeping your child safe online.

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