We take child protection and the safeguarding of students, families and staff very serious. The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Victoria Rashleigh and the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Kelly Knight and Frances Stepney.
All can be contacted on 01935 814582.
Please note that should your parents wish to find out more about Safeguarding they can access useful advice and documents on the DSCB web-siteKeeping Children Safe in Education (pt 1) Child Protection & Safeguarding
The Lucy Faithful Foundation has produced an excellent guide for parents of children or young people who have ‘got into trouble online’.
It covers three main areas:
Clearly written it explains lots of things that many parents won’t be aware of or have thought about, and provides sound reassurance as well as advice and guidance about how to deal with what are likely to be challenging and difficult situations for a family. It provides links to all sorts of additional resources and includes a Family Safety Plan for families to use as a tool themselves.
The NWG Network charity has launched its ‘Say Something’ campaign which has been developed with young people and aims to safeguard vulnerable children and young people by empowering them to identify early indicators of child sexual exploitation (CSE).
Say Something offers a free 24 hour anonymous phone and SMS helpline:
116 000 to disclose information and seek support.
Keeping safe online and with new technology (such as just about every kind of new phone coming on the market), otherwise known as e-safety, is becoming increasingly important. Know IT All for Parents is a great website for information about all aspects of what your child may or may not be up to!
Also available is this Guide for Parents, Carers and Teachers about Social Networking Sites, available as a pdf download and the BSL SMART Rules page is good too.
Other sources of advice, information and support are available in the links menu in the sidebar.
CEOP works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account. CEOP protects children from harm online and offline, both directly and in partnership with local and international agencies.