How To Keep Children Safe…

Safeguarding your children is of the utmost importance to all schools.  We work closely with outside agencies whenever there are concerns and we follow strict protocols for reporting Safeguarding issues.  The links below will guide you to websites providing excellent information about how safeguarding matters are handled in Devon.

For support and advice, click here for Devon’s Safeguarding Board’s website,
or the three categories below.

Children and Young People

Parents and Carers

Staff and volunteers

If you have a serious concern, call the Devon Safeguarding Hub on 0345 155 1071

 

How to Keep Children Safe Online:  E-Safety…

Helping our pupils understand how to stay safe online forms part of our safeguarding obligation towards children.  Children are expected to follow our SMART rules in school, at home and whilst mobile to make sure they stay safe online.

KidSMART

Keep Smart!

S. Keep Safe… Don’t give out personal information.
M. Don’t Meet Up…Never meet up with an online friend.
A. Accepting things… Don’t open mail, texts or photos from people you don’t know.
R. Reliable… Beware – people might not be who they say they are.
T. Tell Someone… Always tell an adult if you feel uncomfortable or worried.

 

We’ve provided some links below to websites and resources which we think are useful to parents when navigating the wide world of e-safety and all that it means in todays online world.

Below are a series of links to online resources you may find useful as parents:

Prevent Duty…

The Prevent duty states that all schools have to have due regard to preventing people being drawn into terrorism.

In order to protect our children we, and you, must be alert to any reason for concern in the child’s life at home or elsewhere. This includes an awareness of the expression of extremist views. The government has defined extremism in the Prevent strategy as: “vocal or active opposition to fundamental British Values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs.”

British Values are a set of four values introduced to help keep children safe and promote their welfare and they are firmly embedded in the work that we carry out at school.

  • Democracy: making decisions together, for example giving opportunities to develop enquiring minds in an atmosphere where questions are valued.
  • Rule of law: understanding that rules matter, as cited in our PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Emotional) and our SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural) programmes of study, and also our SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) programme, that all helps our children to understand and create rules and codes of behaviour.
  • Individual liberty: freedom for all, for example reflecting on their differences and understanding that we are free to have opinions that may be different to others.
  • Mutual respect and tolerance: treat others as you want to be treated, for example sharing and respecting other’s opinions.

This prevention forms part of our safeguarding of the children in our school and our school policy on safeguarding can be found on our Policies and Useful Documents page.

You can also find advice on the Devon and Cornwall Police website

If you would like to discuss any of this, please come and talk to Mr Thomas.