We take safeguarding very seriously.
All staff and visitors are prohibited from having personal mobile phones on when near any pupil. All phones must be switched off and put away at all times.
All staff and visitors must wear an ID badge at all times.
Our school premises are secure and all visitors must sign in and show proof of identity.
We follow stringent safer recruitment procedures and all staff have enhanced DBS checks to ensure that they are suitable to work with vulnerable children and young adults. All staff receive regular training.
The school work closely with other agencies to ensure that pupils and families needs are met.
if you have any concerns regarding the safety of a young person please contact Starting Point on 01629 533190 Starting Point Poster
We have produced a guide for parents (Please click on the link below):
Website for guidance on Prevent duty for staff and parents
The following documents must be understood by all staff, governors and volunteers:
Information and guidance on how to keep your child safe online can be found on the new Parentinfo wesite: http://parentinfo.org
Childline app ‘For Me’ seeks to help young people directly on their smartphones
The app was designed by four young apprentices in the hope of utilising technology to support young people
NSPCC’s Childline app is said to be the first to provide counselling to young people directly through their smartphone.
Invented by four teenagers who wanted to use technology to address the urgent need for confidential support among young people, the ‘For Me’ app is free to download in the UK and Channel Islands and has been specifically designed for discreet usage.
“Our initial ideas for the app came about during a school lesson. I hope it will really make a difference to people our age who are struggling,” said Laura Hindle, co-creator of the app.
The app utilises all of Childline’s online services – from the 1-2-1 chat function with a counsellor, the ‘Ask Sam’ problem pages and entrance to a private locker, in which is a daily mood tracker and personal journal.
Childline was created by Dame Esther Rantzen 30 years ago and was reliant upon the use of public telephone boxes across the country to provide a safe way for children to communicate with support services. With technological developments, the methods of communication have widened the availability of support services. Last year, 1.8 million sessions on the Childline website were conducted via mobile devices.
Two websites , again free to use and download:
Disrespect Nobody- https://www.disrespectnobody.co.uk/