Keeping children safe is at the heart of everything we do in school. We teach a PSHE curriculum aimed at teaching children how to keep themselves safe (mentally and physically) and our staff receive regular training and updates on current safeguarding practices. If you have concerns about the safety or wellbeing of a pupil at our school, please contact the school's designated safeguarding lead, Mrs Orviss email@example.com
The telephone number for referrals to the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Partnership is: 0300 1312131
If you are experiencing online bullying or something else online has worried you please speak to an adult you trust, or you can talk to Childline at any time on 0800 1111 or at www.childline.org.uk
The Childline and Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) tool which helps children and young people to report a nude image or video of themselves. The IWF can then take steps to remove it from the Internet. More information from the IWF can be found HERE and the Childline reporting tool, ‘Report Remove’, can be found HERE.
CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind.
This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real world’, or both. The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice
on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a report. You can visit the CEOP Safety
Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button below.
Other sources of information for parents:
The school participates in Operation Encompass, a police and school early intervention safeguarding information sharing partnership which supports children experiencing domestic abuse and violence. The school has a Key Adult (the school's designated safeguarding lead) who will be notified if the police have attended a domestic violence or abuse incident. All police forces in England and Wales are part of Operation Encompass and cross border incidents are usually communicated. The information that the police will share with the school will include:
- the context of the domestic violence and abuse incident;
- information about whether the child was at the premises / in the area where the incident occurred and, if in the home, where the child was;
- time of the incident;
- the adults involved in the incident;
- the voice of the child - including their demeanour.
For more information about Operation Encompass click here.