At Whitkirk Primary School, the safety and well being of our pupils is at the centre of everything we do. Our school and academy have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children. This means that we have a Child Protection Policy and Procedures in place. All staff including our volunteers and supply staff are CRB/DBS checked. Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will always ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with their parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that this is not in the child’s best interests.

Our Designated Safeguarding Leader is Mrs Downes. The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer is Miss Quarmby.
Ms Fletcher is a Designated Safeguarding Officer. Mr Dawson, our Headteacher, is a Designated Safeguarding Officer. 

 

Our Safeguarding Governor is Maggie Moyles.

 

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The Department for Education has commissioned the NSPCC to establish a dedicated independent helpline for people who have experienced sexual abuse in educational setting. 

The helpline went live on 1 April, and will provide both children and adults who have experienced sexual abuse in schools with support and advice, including onward action such as contacting the police if they wish to. The helpline will also provide support to parents and professionals. Anyone who gets in touch through this dedicated helpline will also be signposted to other relevant support services available, including Childline, which provides ongoing support and counselling to children and young people.

The dedicated and confidential NSPCC helpline – Report Abuse in Education can be reached on 0800 136 663 or by email at help@nspcc.org.uk.

The NSPCC have introduced a new Report Remove tool whereby children, young people and adults can report nude images of them that are circulating social media and ensure they are taken down. I know this is a significant issue for some of our CYP and schools  so would advise that the information is disseminated across your organisation and added onto your website so that children, parents and staff are all aware of this.

The tool can be accessed here.

 

Online Safety:

E-safety is an integral part of children’s education in today’s digital world and is embedded in their learning at school. We also want to help our parents and children improve their own understanding of e-safety issues so they can learn to use the internet and all digital media in a safe and secure way.

Please read our Online Safety policy here.

We would highly recommend visiting https://parentinfo.org/ which offers help and advice for families in the digital world that we live in. 

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Children – Stay Safe Online

Do you know the main ways to stay safe online? These links will lead you to websites and games that you may have already used in class. They’re a good way to remind you of the different ways to stay safe online.

CBBC

CBBC have some great games and videos. Test your internet safety knowledge with Hacker. listen to some Stay Safe songs with Helen Skelton.

Think U Know? (CEOP)

From the CEOP’s site. Excellent resource for children, teachers and parent/carers, which is divided into sections for each. Lots of information, games and resources on this site about internet and mobile phone safety issues.

ChildLine

You can talk to ChildLine online or by phone whenever you need to. Whatever your worry: it’s better out than in.

Netsmartz Kids

Learn with Clicky through games and videos about how to make yourself safe online.

 

Instagram for Parents/ Carers

TikTok for Parents/Carers

 

Prevent Stategy:

Prevent is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist or extremist causes.  From July 2015, all schools have a duty to safeguard children from radicalisation and extremism.

Below is a link to the most recent advice from Leeds City Website. The information provided on the site will provide people with knowledge of Prevent in Leeds, how to notice the signs of radicalisation and where to go for support. There are also links to very useful documents as well as information on the Channel programme that we hope people find useful.

https://www.leeds.gov.uk/residents/neighbourhoods-and-community/prevent

 

Related Documents:

KCSIE_2021_Part_One_September

Final Safeguarding Child Protection LA Model Policy 2021-22 (1)

COVID-19 Schools Jan21 SG policy addendum – UPDATED May 2021

RKLT Safeguarding Trust Policy Final March 2021 with new Leeds Policy Sep 2021

RKLT Whistleblowing Policy

 

 

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