Staying Safe

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At Dean Trust Rose Bridge, we make pupil safety and well-being a priority.  During school’s partial closures Pupil Support Mangers have been, and will continue to make; daily, weekly and twice weekly phone calls to 172 of our most vulnerable pupils to ensure they are safe, well and supported during this challenging time.  In addition to this, other staff have been working hard in order to make welfare and ‘check in’ phone calls to all of our DTRB pupils on a regular basis.

At DTRB we support pupils in numerous ways from daily form time, designated year group Pupil Support Managers, weekly PDC sessions, access to a specialised councillor if needed and targeted support to name but a few.

Our pastoral team within school are highly trained in a variety of different areas in order to be able to support pupils and our families. These include…

  • Self-harm
  • Eating disorders
  • Drawing and talking therapy
  • Lego therapy
  • LGBT support
  • CLA support
  • Anxiety and mental health
  • Attachment awareness and support
  • Online safety

In addition to this, we also liaise with a number of external agencies to enable us to provide effective support to both pupils and their families.

Online sexual abuse is a concern for many parents, carers and young people.  Visit the website below for more information how you can support your child and ensure that they are safe: https://www.parentsprotect.co.uk/sexual-abuse-learning-programme.htm?utm_source=email&utm_medium=ppschools&utm_campaign=16june21&dm_i=48W7,13B8E,6OXD2N,4YX7J,1 

The Police Digital Security Centre (PDSC) have produced a number of handy parent guides to support social media use for pupils. You can see them here: https://www.policedsc.com/security-advice/safeguarding 

We have produced a number of YouTube videos to support pupils’ self-regulation and to equip them with more coping strategies. Head over to our YouTube Channel to see them!

How can you support your child?

You know your child best.  If you have concerns about their safety, mental health and general well-being, you can:

  • Find space to talk and listen without judging, reassuring them  that you will support them.
  • Make use of the available services. Online or telephone support can be readily accessed.
  • Contact your doctor. They can offer you support or refer you to relevant agencies.
  • If you have serious concerns for the safety of your child, take them to A&E.
Additional Support
NSPCC Helpline0808 800 5000 Help@nspcc.org.uk
Childline0800 1111www.childline.org.uk
LGBT Foundation0345 3 30 30 30
Young Carers01942 679352www.walyc.org.uk
Papyrus0800 068 4141 www.papyrus-uk.org
Frank0300 123 6600www.talktofrank.com
Suicide Bereavement Services0161 212 4919www.shiningalightonsuicide.org.uk

A really valuable, user friendly guide to help and support your child during the January lockdown (including lots of FAQs) can be found here: Barnados Page 

Parents may also wish to access independent advice around their children’s mental health and can do this via Young Minds

If you have any concerns or questions that you would like to contact school regarding, please email office@deantrustrosebridge.co.uk or alternatively please contact one of your child’s key members of staff as shown below:

Year 707936 028 288
Year 807729 107 571
Year 907745 782 700
Year 1007395 931 037
Year 1107745 791 236
Designated Safeguarding Lead07387 698 231

Financial Support

If you are in need of any additional financial support, please contact the school. We have provision to provide food hampers (alongside the Manchester United Foundation) and have excellent ties locally with other agencies that can support immediately.

In addition, you can also access additional financial support through the Wigan LA, by following this link: https://apps.wigan.gov.uk/covid19/selfisolationassistance

Applications for Year 7 (September 2022 Intake)

Our Open Evening took place on Thursday 16th September. If you were unable to attend, or wish to visit again during the school day, please contact the school office on 01942 510712 to arrange a tour from a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Please also take the time to watch many of the videos we’ve had produced to support in making this important decision on secondary school application.

Miss Cropper (Head of School) and Mr Walsh (Assistant Headteacher) will be at Ince Community Centre at 9am on Friday 1st October should you have any questions you’d like answering.

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