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Safeguarding

Safeguarding and Family Support Team

Mrs S Kershaw (Assistant Head/Safeguarding Lead) and 
Miss H Bates (Family Support Worker/Deputy Safeguarding Lead)
Mrs G Jones (Deputy Head/Deputy Safeguarding Lead)
Mr P McGuigan (Safeguarding Director)

are available in school to help and support parents, carers and families.

Contact number is 01793 723833.

 


If you are worried about a child....

you can call Family Contact Point on 01793 466903 or the Emergency Duty team on 436699 and discuss your concerns. If necessary you can do this without giving your name.

You can also report concerns online at: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-you-can-do/report-abuse

NSPCC helpline: Parents and carers can contact the NSPCC helpline whenever they’re worried about a child by calling 0808 800 5000, emailing help@nspcc.org.uk, texting 88858* or contacting us online at nspcc.org.uk/ helpline. The helpline is free, available 24/7 and calls can be made anonymously.

Safeguarding tips for parents:

Top Tips for keeping your child safe when using the internet

The Underwear rule - Talk pants and keep your child safe

NSPCC Preventing abuse - helping you keep children safe

Thinkuknow - Protecting your children from abuse online

Safer Internet Use - There is guidance here for keeping your family safe when using the internet

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Online Safety - 'Think you know' Protecting your child from abuse online

Anti-bullying parent tool

Seven Fields School Safeguarding procedures

If anybody (staff, pupil, parent or visitor) in school has a safeguarding concern about a child, they are asked to report this concern to the Designated Safeguarding Lead or deputy- see above. The school's Designated Safeguarding Lead and/or deputy have a responsibility to follow-up that concern. In many cases we will contact the parents or carers first to discuss the concern. In some cases it is necessary to discuss our concerns with our colleagues at Family Contact Point to seek further advice from appropriate agencies. The concern will be recorded in a named individual safeguarding file together with the action taken and outcome. On some occasions parents or carers will be invited into school to discuss the concerns further and to explore what support is available. Sometimes parents will be contacted by other agencies such as Children's Services for further clarification. All safeguarding files are confidential and stored safely in locked cabinets.

 

Online Safety Helpline:

The NSPCC have joined forces with O2 to provide adults with the skills and tools to help keep children safe online. This helpline provides practical, technical advice including parental controls on electronic devices, adjusting privacy settings, understanding social networks, and information about online gaming. Call the Online Safety Helpline on 0808 800 5002

 

Share Aware Campaign

Share Aware overview

Share Aware, from NSPCC and O2, gives parents all the tools they need to have regular and informed conversations with their child about staying safe online. Under 20% of parents discuss online safety regularly with their children but we want to get every family talking about their child’s life online, just as they would their day at school.

Parents can sign up to the Icebreaker email series and become an expert in their child’s online world in 6 weeks, follow our four simple steps to keeping kids safe online, watch our film ‘Safety advice from a 10 year old’ or visit Net Aware – our guide to your child’s social networks apps and games.

The internet is a great place for kids to be, being Share Aware makes it safer.

 

Suggested Tweets (We are asking people to tweet between 9am and 12 on launch morning, Tuesday 16th

Just like in real life, kids need our help to stay safe online. Teach your child to be #ShareAware with @NSPCC and @O2 https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/share-aware/
Teach your child to be #ShareAware online, with step-by-step advice from @NSPCC https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/share-aware/

 

Useful Links

* Our new TV ad – Safety advice from a 10 year old.

* Family agreements – We have created a downloadable family agreements document for families to complete and fill in together.

* Share Aware homepage - Read our step-by-step guide to being Share Aware and our TEAM (Talk, Explore, Manage, Agree) framework on how to stay safe online in four simple steps.

* Net Aware - Our guide to the most popular social networks sites, apps and games that children use. New sites site such as Musical.ly, Kiwi and Pokemon Go have been added this year, along with a breaking news page and top tips from O2 Gurus on blocking, private account settings or in-app purchases. The new Net Aware can be downloaded on both iOS and Android.

Information regarding MOMO

 

Free security software designed for home computers:

K9 Web Protection

 

Safeguarding