How to keep children safe

Below you will find web links and all relevant information relating to child protection at Beckers Green Primary School. 

If you are worried about the safety of a child in the community there are various options.

You can ask Mrs Smyth or Mrs Carvalho for advice - they may be able to help or will refer you to one of the below agencies.

If you feel the child is at immediate risk of serious harm you should phone the police on 999

If not you can report your concerns to the NSPCC using the helpline 0800 800 5000 or online reporting through their website 

You can also phone Essex social care on 0345 603 7627

If you had concerns that a child has been radicalised you can report on the Act Early website -

If you are a child and you need to speak to somebody to help you keep safe then you should phone childline on 0800 1111

If you need advice regarding domestic abuse please call the Freephone national Domestic Abuse Helpline run by Refuge on 0808 2000 247

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If you are concerned about your child's mental health you can speak to a member of the CAMHS team on 0800 953 0222.  Emergency out of hours number 0800 995 1000.  or email

Parents or professionals can refer to this service.

Who are THEY?

The Southend, Essex and Thurrock Children's and Adolescent's Mental Health Service (SET CAMHS) provides advice and support to children, young people and families who are in need of support with their emotional wellbeing or mental health difficulties.

The service covers Southend, Essex and Thurrock and is open to young people between the ages of 0-18, or up to 25 for those with special educational needs.

Any child or young person experiencing mental health difficulties as well as any parent, guardian or professional can access the service for help and guidance.

There are lots of ways to access the service.

  • A child or young person can contact us directly

  • Any parent/guardian or professional such as a teacher, school nurse or GP can contact us on the behalf of the young person

When the service can help?

Everyone goes through ups and downs, but sometimes feelings or behaviours can start to get in the way of day-to-day living. When this happens, it might be time to seek some help.

We can support people with a range of mental health difficulties faced by young people, which can include:

  • Low mood
  • Anxiety
  • Obsessional thoughts
  • Sleep problems
  • Body image and eating difficulties
  • Behavioural and emotional difficulties
  • Trauma and loss
  • Parenting and family difficulties

These are some of the things we can help you with. If we feel SET CAMHS is not right to help your particular need, then we can put you in contact with a number of different organisations who might be more appropriate.

Kooth is a free online counselling service in Essex available to young people over the age of 10.