Safeguarding and Online Safety
Current safeguarding issues as set out in part 1 of Keeping Children Safe in Education
- Bullying including cyberbullying
- Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
- Children missing in education
- Faith Abuse
- Private Fostering
- Domestic violence/abuse
- Children missing from home or Care
- Fabricated or induced illness
- Forced marriage
- Gang youth violence
- Child sexual exploitation (CSE)
- Gender based violence/violence against women and girls (VAWG)
- Mental health
- Preventing radicalisation
- Relationship abuse
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Kelly Stokes
Technology is moving and changing faster than most of us can keep up with. Parents often worry that they don't understand current technology as well as their child, and therefore don't know what to look out for and what safety measures are important. A good source of information and advice is:
As a school we take online safety very seriously, appropriate filters are used to limit pupils access to inappropriate materials without hindering their ability to learn about the world they live in. Children are taught about online safety as part of PSHE/ICT lessons and in assemblies so they are better prepared to face the online world knowing how to protect themselves and others.
What is Online Safety?
Online safety, it is not just about keeping safe on the internet but also keeping safe on all electronic devices such as mobile phones, game consoles, television etc. Online-Safety means knowing about potential threats when you are online; knowing what you can and cannot (legally) do when you are online; and knowing how to protect yourself from some of the risks that are involved in using the internet. Online-Safety covers 'All fixed and mobile technologies that children and young people may encounter, now and in the future, which allow them access to content and communications that could raise issues or pose risks to their wellbeing and safety'.