We have a duty of care to ensure that every child reaches their full potential and are safe and happy at all times. Two- way communication is vital in order for us to work in partnership with families.
Our Safeguarding team consists of:
Mrs Kate Bargh, Executive Head teacher and Strategic Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Lisa O’Brien, Head of School and Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Helen Jones, Assistant Head teacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead
Miss Michelle Smith, Assistant Head teacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead
Miss Jackie Faulkner, Care, Support and Guidance Manager and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mr Kelvin Stephens, Technology Lead and Online Safety Lead
Online safety is taught explicitly across school and we run regular workshops for parents. In addition we strongly recommend the ‘Safer Schools App’ – please see the link below. Suspected cases of online grooming can be reported to CEOP. Please see our Online Safety web page for further information.
Clever Never Goes
There is a new campaign at the moment to promote the message ‘Clever never goes’ rather than ‘Stranger danger’. This is because often abductions are with known people. The idea is that the children learn that they must never go anywhere with someone if it is unexpected or has not been arranged. Please see the link below for further details: http://clevernevergoes.org/
Children are taught how to keep themselves safe from an early age. We teach the ‘Pants’ programme to ensure that children understand that ‘Pants are Private’.
Our children know that they can talk to any adult in school if they are worried about anything, or post a message in a ‘Care and Share’ box. They can also call Childline on: 0800 1111.
Safer Schools App
The Safer Schools App is designed for parents/carers, school staff and pupils. It helps support and protect children by educating and empowering them both at school and at home. Adult users receive tailored content specific to their role and pupils receive different content depending on their year group.
Tailored to Groups. The app provides information and guidance on a range of topics to help keep children in your care safer online. Advice covers topics such as bullying, gaming, inappropriate images, social media and much more.
Instant Alerts. You will also receive updates from the h2b Safer team on keeping children and young people safe. Please do make sure you have push notifications enabled to stay up-to-date.
Download for Free. To access the app, visit www.zurichsaferschools.co.uk. On this website you will find links to download the app, how to register and how to reset your password.
Registering on the App. Learn more about how to register using the access code here - http://zurichsaferschools.co.uk/getting-started/registering/
Please Note: If your child is Key Stage 1 the Safer Schools app is designed for you to log in and use together with your child. Your child in Key Stage 1 does not need create an account.
For more details, please see the letter sent home or speak to Mr Stephens
If you have concerns about a child you can call the MASH* team for advice on 0300 555 2866. (*Multi agency safeguarding hub).