If you have a concern about a child in school please contact us and ask to speak to:
|Adrian Nash||Head Teacher (Snr Designated Person)|
|Stacey Yates||Assistant Head Teacher (Designated Person)|
|Joanne Hewitt||Deputy Head Teacher (Deputy Designated Person)|
See also our child protection policy and safeguarding pages
Helping a generation of children stay safe
Our Speak out Stay safe programme gives a generation of children the knowledge and understanding they need to stay safe from abuse and neglect.
Pupils are taught to speak out if they are worried, either to a trusted adult or to Childline.
Helplines and reporting
- Children can talk to a ChildLine counsellor 24 hours a day about anything that is worrying them by ringing 0800 11 11 or in an online chat at https://www.childline.org.uk/get-support/1-2-1-counsellor-chat/
- If parents or carers are concerned that their child is being contacted by adults as a result of having sharing sexual imagery they should report to NCA-CEOP at https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
- ChildLine and the Internet Watch Foundation have partnered to help children get sexual or naked images removed from the internet. A young person can get their photo removed by talking to a ChildLine counsellor. More information is available at https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/online-mobile-safety/sexting/
- Where staff members feel unable to raise an issue with their employer, or feel they have a genuine concern that is not being addressed we acknowledge they may wish to consider whistleblowing channels. Likewise If parents and carers are concerned about their child, they can contact the NSPCC Helpline by ringing 0800 028 028 0295, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Advice and information for parents
- The NSPCC has information and advice about sexting available on its website: NSPCC Sexting
- The National Crime Agency/CEOP has produced a film resource for parents and carers to help them prevent their children coming to harm through sharing sexual imagery: THINKUKNOW Nude-selfies-a-parents-guide
- Childnet have information and advice about sexting available on its website: http://www.childnet.com/young-people/secondary/hot-topics/sexting
- Parent Info (http://parentinfo.org/) provides information and advice to parents from expert organisations on topics ranging from sex and relationships, mental health and online safety including sexting.
Resources parents could highlight to their children
- There is information on the ChildLine website for young people about sexting: Childline information for young people
- The Safer Internet Centre has produced resources called ‘Childnet So you got naked online which helps young people to handle incidents of sexting.
- The NSPCC adults helpline: 0808 800 5002 The NSPCC has partnered with O2 to offer direct support to parents and other adults on issues relating to online safety.