Safeguarding

Our school takes safeguarding children seriously; providing a safe and secure culture where all voices are heard and listened to. 

Aims:
  • Appropriate action is taken in a timely manner to safeguard and promote children’s welfare
  • All staff are aware of their statutory responsibilities with respect to safeguarding
  • Staff are properly trained in recognising and reporting safeguarding issues

All children have the right to be protected from harm; it is every adult’s responsibility to ensure that children are safe and feel safe in every school across the Trust.

It is our vision that no child should suffer harm, either at home or within our Trust. Child protection and safeguarding a child’s welfare is paramount and we will ensure that sufficient resources are made available from our pastoral teams to ensure the best possible outcome for the children.

We are determined that all children will thrive with ongoing advocacy, planning, support, and commitment no matter what a child’s background is.

Designated Safeguarding Lead

H Mourne – Deputy Headteacher Inclusion

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads

C Ferla - Headteacher

C Beresford – Deputy Headteacher Curriculum

N Heffernan – Wellbeing Coach

Nominated Safeguarding Lead for Trustees

Sue Butterfill

The following websites and guides provide parents and carers with information about various social media sites and how to keep your children safe online. Updated information for parents regarding online safety is sent out via our weekly newsletter and shown below:

Top Tips for Parents and Educators Encouraging Open Conversations at Home

What Parent & Carers need to know about Tekken 8

Top Tips For Supporting Children Who Are Experiencing Bullying

What Parent & Carers need to know about Monkey

What Parents & Carers need to know about Persuasive Design Online

What Children & Young People need to know about Free Speech vs Hate Speech

Smartphone Safety Tips for Young People

Top Tips for Managing Screen Time

12 Top Tips for Children and Young People to enjoy a Tech-Free Christmas

What Parent & Carers need to know about Disney+

What Parent & Carers need to know about Group Chats

What Parent & Carers need to know about Smart Tvs

What Parent & Carers need to know about Microtransactions

What Parent & Carers need to know about Five Nights at Freddy's

What Parent & Carers need to know about EA Sports FC 24

Supporting Children to deal with upsetting content

What Parent & Carers need to know about Among Us

Top Tips For Setting Boundaries Around Gaming

What Parent & Carers need to know about Whatsapp

Setting Boundaries Around Gaming

What Parent & Carers need to know about Rumble.

What Parent & Carers need to know about AMINO

What Parent & Carers need to know about ANIME

What Parent & Carers need to know about Money Muling

What Parent & Carers need to know about OMETV

What Parents & Carers need to know about Influencers

Helping Young People Manage Device and Stress Anxiety

Strong Passwords

What Parents and Carers need to know about iPads

What Parents and Carers need to know about Spotify

Positive Gaming

Open Discussions About Digital Lives

Youtube

Whatsapp

Twitter

Trolling and Online Abuse

Tik Tok

Squid Games

Snapchat

Rocket League

Roblox

Privacy Controls for Android

Privacy Controls for iPhone

Playstation 5

Minecraft

Instagram

Free Speech vs Hate Speech

Facebook

Cyberbullying

Call of Duty Black Ops

Among Us

Websites

PlayStation 5 Parental Controls Overview

How to Set Up Parental Controls on Roblox

How to Enable Parental Controls On Youtube

Keeping children safe online | NSPCC

Internet Safety Guide for Kids | SafeWise

Online safety - BBC Teach

Staying safe online | Childline

Internet safety for children | Keep your child safe online - CBeebies - BBC

Childnet — Online safety for young people

 FGM: Organisations offering advice and support - Womankind Worldwide

 Home - Mind

 Home - Women's Aid (womensaid.org.uk)

 Home - Refuge

 Homepage - Mankind

Guides

7 Conversation Topics on Internet Safety

Facebook Messenger Parent Guide 13+

Facebook Parent Guide 13+

Fortnite Parent Guide

Live Streaming Parents Guide

PUBG Player Unknowns Battlefield Parents Guide 16+

Snapchat Parents Guide 13+

Twitter Parent Guide 13+

WhatsApp Parents Guide 16+

Link:  Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy
Social Media

Please note most social media sites are age restricted. The most common ones are shown below but please check what your child is accessing by doing a google search to better understand the restrictions and how to protect your child.

WhatsApp age 16+

Twitter age 13+

 

YouTube age 13+

Instagram age 13+

Snapchat age 18+

Discord age 13+

TikTok age 13+

 

If you are worried about the way someone has been communicating with you or your child online?  You can make a report to one of CEOP's Child Protection Advisors. 

The website below also has a range of information about keeping yourself or a child you know safe from child sexual exploitation.

https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/