KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE
All schools are required to ensure they adhere to statutory safeguarding procedures in order to keep children safe in and out of school and to promote their welfare.
Where it is believed that a child is suffering from, or is at risk of significant harm, our school will refer all cases of suspected abuse to Children's Social Care.
In our school, the following people are responsible for ensuring that statutory safeguarding procedures are followed, in order to keep children safe:
Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Julie Goodwin (Headteacher)
Back-Up Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr Richard Crook
Governor with responsibility for Safeguarding: Mr Michael Clack
The following policies are key documents in informing our practice as a school and details what actions school must take when a child has suffered or is likely to suffer harm, including our school Child Protection (Safeguarding)Policy which reflects the changes to 'Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021'
These key policies are freely available from the DfE website and by following the links below:
Online Safety Officers - Mrs Julie Goodwin (Headteacher) and Mr James Davis (School's Computing Curriculum Leader)
Full details of our Online Safety Policy can be found in the Policies section of the school website
As a result of isolation and home learning, our pupils are likely to be spending increased amounts of time on line. We have therefore subscribed to a monthly Online Safety Newsletter for parents. This will be distributed with the school newsletter and will also be posted on the school website. See "Files to Download" below.
When should I report to CEOP?
CEOP help children stay safe online. Has someone acted inappropriately towards you online, or to a child or young person you know? You can report it CEOP by clicking the icon above.
Remember, if you need immediate help, call 999
THINK YOU KNOW - The internet has changed all of our lives, particularly our children’s. For parents and carers this opens up a whole new world of things to be aware of. This site aims to make online parenting simple.
VIDEO GAMES - An often overlooked area of eSafety includes the use of games consoles.
SOCIAL NETWORKS - As anyone can sign up to a social network, it will inevitably attract a small minority of users who want to promote extreme or unsavoury views, or who have abusive or criminal intentions. So, although the vast majority of users are respectable, it's important to take precautions. REMEMBER CHILDREN UNDER 13 SHOULD NOT HAVE FACEBOOK ACCOUNTS!
MOBILE PHONES - Be aware of the potential mobile and internet safety risks your children might face whilst using a mobile phone.