- Having an up to date Safeguarding and Child Protection policy.
- Having an up to date Low Level Concerns policy.
- Having an up to date E-Safety policy.
- Having a Designated Safeguarding Lead (Mrs Katy Baker), two Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (Mrs Ellie Dean and Mrs Donna Newton) and one identified Safeguarding Governor (Mr Dan Forrester), as well as having a Level 2 Safeguarding trained Home School Liaison Officer.
- Completing the safer recruitment and checking procedures necessary to ensure all staff have the suitability to work with children and young people.
- Having an open-door policy where concerns can be shared in confidence.
- Having a safeguarding culture that is embedded through ongoing CPD ensuring all our staff have up to date safeguarding and child protection training.
- Sharing information with appropriate agencies if we have concerns. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents and carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
- We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
Mrs Katy Baker – Designated Safeguarding Lead, Interim Deputy Headteacher
Mrs Ellie Dean – Deputy Designated Support Lead, Interim Headteacher
Mrs Donna Newton – Deputy Designated Support Lead, WPRB Manager
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What to do if you have a concern about a child or young person
- Our Safeguarding Team.
- The Children’s Safeguarding Team on 01472 326292 option 2
- Report a concern online via North East Lincolnshire’s Safeguarding Children website here: https://www.safernel.co.uk/report-a-concern/.
- Contact the police on 101, or 999 if in an emergency
In simple terms, online safety refers to the act of staying safe online. It is also commonly known as internet safety, e-safety and cyber safety. It encompasses all technological devices which have access to the internet from PCs and laptops to smartphones and tablets.
Being safe online means individuals are protecting themselves and others from online harms and risks which may jeopardise their personal information, lead to unsafe communications or even effect their mental health and wellbeing.
In an ever-changing world, being online is an integral part of children and young people’s lives. The internet and online technology provides new opportunities for young people’s learning and growth, but it can also expose them to new types of risks. Therefore ensuring children’s safety on safety online has never been more important.
E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Western Primary School . We have extensive security measures in place in school, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. E-Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online. It is constantly re-enforced throughout all aspects of school life.
We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the E-Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online and help prevent children accessing inappropriate material at home by way of filters and parental controls.
Online Safety Resources:
Operation Encompass and Domestic Abuse
Operation Encompass is a a new project ran in partnership with Humberside Police. The project aims to support children who are affected by Domestic Abuse.