As a school, we are committed to child protection and safeguarding. As a school, we are committed to child protection and safeguarding. This page provides information of our Child Protection policies and makes clear all the procedures that we follow. We are continually updating our policies so please check for updates.
ONLINE SAFETY AT HOME
These are sites parents may find very useful if you have any concerns, queries or need tips regarding children’s online safety.
- Thinkuknow provides advice from the National Crime Agency (NCA) on staying safe online
- Parent info is a collaboration between Parentzone and the NCA providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations
- Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support
- Internet matters provides age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world
- London Grid for Learning has support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online
- Net-aware has support for parents and carers from the NSPCC, including a guide to social networks, apps and games
- Let’s Talk About It has advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation
- UK Safer Internet Centre has tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online, including parental controls offered by home internet providers and safety tools on social networks and other online services
OUR CHILDREN’S SAFEGUARDING BOARD: THE SHIELD CHILDREN
We take children’s behaviour and safety utterly seriously. We have established our Children’s Safeguarding Board, who call themselves the Shield Children. Their rationale:
‘We have researched other Children’s Safeguarding Board’s and found they have different names. As a result, we have come up with a new name for our Board which is ‘Shield Children’. This idea came from children holding shields protecting from things that might be mean.
Also we have decided on a new Motto. It took a lot of discussion and inspiration but at last we came up with, ‘Safety is the key between you and me’. The idea is that the keys are from our school logo which are the keys that Jesus gave to Saint Peter (the keys to heaven).’
MONTHLY GOSPEL VALUES
Our School Council have decided that they would like to dedicated each month to one of our Gospel Values, which form part of our overarching vision, behaviour policy and curriculum rationale. This also helps keep children safe, by learning how to be good, kind citizens.
During Anti-Bullying Week in November our Children’s Safeguarding Board delivered an assembly to the whole school. We also distributed ‘A parent’s guide to Bullying’, a leaflet which was purchased by our PTFA. Please click on the link below to view the letter that went out to parents.
We take seriously our duties to assist parents and help them with on line safeguarding resources. Parents, please note the web page Parent Info which a comprehensive, free resource for schools and parents is covering a range of safeguarding topics and information about apps and when they are updated etc. The content is updated by CEOP (Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre) and can be found at http://parentinfo.org/
A huge thank you to parents who attended out Internet Safety session with PC Ridgewell on Tuesday 12th September.
If you missed it, the presentation can be found here:
Child Protection Policies and Procedures