As part of our work on safeguarding and anti-bullying, we aim to help our children to understand the importance of being safe when using different communication technology such as the internet, Xbox online and social media networks.
We look at how to keep ourselves safe in the digital world and would strongly recommend that parents spend time viewing https://nationalonlinesafety.com/resources/platform-guides/ . This website provides excellent advice and activities for parents and children to work on together. In addition we recommend that you look at http://www.theparentzone.co.uk/ and www.thinkuknow.co.uk for further information.
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection team (CEOP) is an ever increasingly important part of this work. In assemblies we flag up CEOP. The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre is the organisation to report any suspected online criminal behaviour in order to safeguard children and families. Use this link to visit the page or report abuse http://ceop.police.uk/
Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)
To support children’s understanding on how help keep themselves safe in this difficult area of learning , in a variety of contexts, we use the special resources developed for year 5 and 6 children through the work of the charity Barnardos.
The charity has worked alongside the police and victims of child sexual exploitation to develop appropriate resources for children of primary age for the following areas.
- Developing healthy relationships
- Keeping safe
- Being online
We recommend that parents look at the videos and resources at the following website.
Safeguarding sites for children
The following websites are helpful for parents to share with children in order to understand how to keep safe in a range of contexts.
Kidsmart is an award winning practical internet safety programme website for schools, young people, parents, and agencies, produced by the children’s internet charity Childnet International.
CBBC – The BBC have set up this great site to help you to stay safe online. There are videos, games and interactive activities to try!
What to do if you have any concerns
Should you have any concerns about the well being of children or any matter regarding safeguarding you can contact our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).
Katherine Muncaster is our DSL and he can be contacted via email email@example.com or the school telephone number (0161 432 4941).
If it is urgent and Mrs Muncaster is unavailable Mr Blackburn and Miss Diana Vose are also a trained DSL and can be contacted at school on the above telephone number.
In addition should any parent wish to make a referral or seek advice from social services, please contact the following numbers.
Social Care 0161 217 6028 – you may need to speak to the Senior Practitioner/Duty Social Worker
The Senior Advisor for Safeguarding in Education 0161 474 5657
The Safeguarding Unit 0161 474 5657.