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Safeguarding

Safeguarding Information and Advice

Mr B Stevens
Mrs C Metcalfe

Designated Safeguard Lead - Mr B Stevens

Deputy Safeguard Lead - Mrs C Metcalfe

  • Ensures all safeguarding and child protection procedures are in place and updated as appropriate

  • Ensures all staff are aware of safeguarding policies and procedures

  • Provides advice and support to staff on child welfare, safeguarding and child protection matters

  • Promotes supportive engagement with parents and/or carers in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, including where families may be facing challenging circumstances

  • Provides pastoral and well-being support to vulnerable students

  • Is responsible for coordinating arrangements for monitoring and supporting students who have been identified as being in need of protection

For Policies and Statutory Documents click here.

 

Reporting Concerns

Please report any safeguarding concerns by using the form at the bottom of this page or call 01482 217898 and ask for the Safeguarding Lead.

Parent Safeguarding Resource Hub

 

Online Safety

With children likely spending more time online, now is a good time to remind parents of the risks certain websites, apps and social media can pose, so that you are aware of the steps you can take to protect your child.

The link below offers guidance on how to prevent against radicalisation online, as well as highlighting which socialising apps could pose dangers to children. Please take the time to read through and take care monitoring your child’s online activities.

Parent Guardian Online Radicalisation Information and Support

 

Resources

Prevent Strategy

Help Your Children Stay Safe Online Parent Fact Sheet

Staying Safe Online

Popular Apps Guidance

 

What is ‘online grooming’?

Online grooming is where someone befriends a child online and builds up their trust with the intention of exploiting them and causing them harm. Please read through the full bulletin for how to spot grooming, and what to do if you are concerned that a child may be at risk of grooming: Online Grooming Bulletin

External Links

More support can be found on the below sites.

NSPCC – The NSPCC helpline can be found here, along with lots of support for keeping children safe during lockdown www.nspcc.org.uk

CEOP -Child Exploitation and Online Protection can offer help if you are concerned about online abuse www.ceop.police.uk

CHILDNET – Aim to make the internet a safer place for children. Their site contains parent support, activities for students, and video lessons www.childnet.com

UK SAFER INTERNET CENTRE: Here you can find online safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online www.saferinternet.org.uk

THINKUKNOW: Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline www.thinkuknow.co.uk

KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE IN EDUCATION: Keeping Children Safe in Education

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