We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice.
The school also works closely with Operation Encompass to secures better outcomes for children.
The following sites provide help and advice for parents and carers:
Devon & Torbay Safeguarding Children Boards
A site to help inform parents about abuse and how to help prevent it.
Help keep your child safe – join thousands of parents talking PANTS
Practical advice for parents and carers to help safeguard their children.
Information not just for children but for adults and families. It has links to advice and help for all issues eg domestic violence, alcohol and drugs, mental health, missing persons etc.
Internet safety advice and useful links;
Advice and to report a problem regarding sexual exploitation online
Comprehensive safety advice for both children and parents
Advice about helping children stay safe on social networks with a whole section on different sites – remember, social networking doesn’t just mean things like Facebook, it can also be part of what children do on sites like Club Penguin, Moshi Monsters and Minecraft
This site has some good “explainers” and “how-tos”
Check how appropriate and/or good particular websites, games and apps are
Good basic tips and advice on cyberbullying
NSPCC safeguarding video for parents to help keep children safe from Youth produced sexual imagary.
Sexting - NSPCC advice on how to talk to children about the risks of sexting - and what you can do to protect them.
"Don't Panic" - Real world advice and help - Own It - BBC
We would encourage all parents and carers to visit The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre at www.ceop.police.uk who are an organisation that works across the UK tackling child sex abuse and providing advice for parents, young people and professionals.
Their website is packed with advice, help or the facility to report activity for parents and children from 5 to 17 years old. Keeping our children safe on the internet is extremely important and through their work using cartoons, activities and providing advice together we can all make a difference.
This is also very informative websites for keeping up to date with the latest APPs: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/
This website will help with setting up parental filters: https://www.internetmatters.org/parental-controls/
Office of the Children’s Rights Director - keeping children safe: https://drive.google.com/file/d/Keeping_Children_Safe
Office of the Children’s Rights Director - Young Person’s Guide to Working Together to Safeguard Children safe: https://drive.google.com/file/d/Working_Together_Guide
- Childnet: https://www.childnet.com/teachers-and-professionals/staff-led-online-safety
- NCA-CEOP Thinkuknow: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/
- Netware by NSPCC and O2: https://www.net-aware.org.uk
- Parent Info by NCA-CEOP and Parent Zone: http://parentinfo.org
- Parent Zone: http://parentzone.org.uk/
- Share Aware by NSPCC and O2: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventingabuse/keeping-children-safe/share-aware
- UK Safer Internet Centre: http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-and-resources/parents-and-carers
- Vodafone Digital Parenting resources: http://www.vodafonedigitalparenting.co.uk
For help and advice on a wide range of issues you can call:
CBBC Stay Safe: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/findoutmore/stay-safe-facts
Childnet has developed guidance for parents and carers to begin a conversation about online safety, as well as guidance on keeping under-fives safe online
Parent Info is a collaboration between Parent Zone and NCA-CEOP - support and guidance for parents and carers related to the digital world from leading experts and organisations
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) - guidance for parents and carers to help keep children safe online
UK Safer Internet Centre - tips and advice for parents and carers to keep children safe online - you can also report any harmful content found online through the UK Safer Internet Centre
Inclusive Digital Safety Hub and Online Safety Hub, created by South West Grid for Learning in partnership with Internet Matters - support and tailored advice for young people with additional learning needs and their parents or carers
Parents’ Guide to Age Ratings explains how the British Board of Film Classification rates content, and gives parents advice on choosing online content well