Parent/Carer Information & Support

Parents Sections

In order to support our students and families during these challenging times, the Bexhill Academy website now has a section devoted to Covid-19. This will include updated support materials and letters as they are released. If you require any further information please contact office@bexhillacademy.org

Covid 19 Section

At Bexhill Academy, our students are growing up in an increasingly complex world, living their lives seamlessly on and off line. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks. Bexhill Academy recognises that these challenges and risks have increased as a result of the Covid national lockdown and the increased access to remote learning and social media. The use of the latest technology is actively encouraged at Bexhill Academy to support remote learning, but with this comes a responsibility to protect students, staff and the school community from abuse of the system, both in school and at home.

Online safety is an integral part of safeguarding. Accordingly, the Covid Online Safety Addendum policy is written in line with ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ 2020 (KCSIE) and other statutory documents; it is designed to sit alongside the academy’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and our Online Safety Policy. Despite the changes as a result of the national lockdown, our policies are fundamentally the same with the addendums setting out some of the adjustments we are making in line with the altered arrangements and following advice from government and the local authority. These Addendums will be reviewed regularly as the nature of the pandemic and local or national responses that involve remote education, or government guidance on how we should operate, significantly changes.  These policies can be viewed in the section below.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) will take lead responsibility for any online safety issues and concerns and follow the school’s safeguarding and child protection procedures. Information for parents/carers and students regarding online safety can also be found on our academy website.

Covid 19 Section - Archive of letters

Useful Websites/Information

The following provides useful information and website links covering different categories to support parents/carers and children

Bereavement

Please see our dedicated page: http://www.bexhillacademy.org/parents/support-in-dealing-with-bereavement-and-loss


Child Care and Holiday Provision Providers

Child Exploitation

Child Safety Week 7 June 2021

East Sussex Public Health and partners are working together to reduce and prevent childhood unintentional injuries.  In East Sussex, the rate of hospital admissions due to unintentional and deliberate injuries in children 0-14 years continues to remain significantly higher than the England average, with Hastings and Rother having some of the highest admission rates in the South East. Across East Sussex A&Es, each week, on average, there are 46 attendances for children aged under 5 years as a result of an accident.

Domestic Abuse

Education and Attendance

Extremism and PREVENT

Forced Marriage/FGM/Honour based abuse

Healthy Eating

Housing

BHT Sussex provides advice to families that are getting into rent arrears or are concerned that they may get into rent arrears in the future due to loss of income, employment, or health issues

LGBTQ

Mental Health

On Line Safety

Parent/Carer Support

Physical Activity

Active Sussex have teamed up with REBOOT, providing young people and their families access to local sports and activities, directly into their own homes. They offer a variety of online sessions to suit different interests and abilities that are FREE to access.

Physical Health

Pornography

East Sussex County Council’s specialist family service, SWIFT, have produced two documents related to the use of pornography by young people. The first is an information leaflet for parents/carers, with advice on how to talk to their children about pornography. The second is a leaflet for teenagers.

Safeguarding Children and Adults

Safer Travel

Safety in the Home

A toolkit of resources for parents and carers produced by East Sussex Public Health that focuses on a wide range of topics including accidental poisoning, burns & scalds, fire & electrical safety, choking, and safer sleep. 

SEND and Learning Disabilities

Substance and Alcohol Misuse

Young Carers

Young People and Gambling

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