At Christopher Reeves Primary School, we take our responsibilities to safeguard children very seriously. We are committed to ensuring that all our children and young people feel safe; that children, parents/carers and staff are able to talk about safeguarding concerns and feel assured that they will be listened to; and that all staff are aware of, and implement safeguarding procedures and guidance including what to do if they suspect a child or young person may be experiencing, or be at risk of harm. The welfare of our pupils is paramount.
The Designated Safeguarding Leads
If you are concerned about any member of our community, please do not hesitate to contact the designated safeguarding leads as follows:
The Designated Senior Person for Child Protection / Safeguarding is:
Mrs Sarah Bush – Tel: 01933 353531
The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is:
Mrs Nic Clark – Tel: 01933 353531
The Governor for Child Protection / Safeguarding is:
Mrs Fiona Rickard – Tel: 01933 353531
When the school has concerns about a child, the Designated Safeguarding Lead will decide what steps should be taken and should advise the Head Teacher, as appropriate.
We live in a time when the internet, social media and apps are commonplace and used by many people. We need to ensure that our children are able to access age appropriate experiences but in a way which safeguards them from harm or being exposed to inappropriate or unacceptable things.
Children need to be taught how to access websites, chat based games etc, and use them responsibly. Children also need to be able to identify when something happens which is concerning and be confident to share their worries with an adult.
At Christopher Reeves Church of England Primary School we use materials from a variety of internet sites to support the work we do with the children. These sites have information for children, parents, staff and families which is very useful to share with your children to support their safe use of the Internet.
Online Safety Tips for Parents
Internet Matters have put together a guide for parents on how children can be supported to stay safe online. You can download the guide HERE
Child Sexual Exploitation
The NWG (National Working Group for Sexually Exploited Children and Young People) have released a helpful resource aimed at building skills and confidence and increasing awareness and knowledge about child exploitation. The resource 'How Can I Help My Child?' offers free, accessible and handy resources that are easy to understand, particularly in this time of increased vulnerability.
The leaflet explains what forms sexual abuse online can take and helps adults to understand why young people may be at greater risk of harm and why they may not tell. Critically, the leaflet also gives advice on what to do if parents believe their child has been harmed, some dos and don’ts and where to go for help. Please find the leaflet below in the attachments.
Useful Internet sites for searching:
Swiggle is a child-friendly search engine from the Online Safety experts at SWGfL. Designed to make searching the internet for images or content more than just a bit hit and miss. Swiggle can help you with your first steps on the road to better online searching.
Swiggle can be used on computers in school, and at home.
Find out more here: https://swiggle.org.uk
Kiddle is another ‘child-friendly’ search engine from America.
Please find the latest edition of DITTO E-safety magazine here:
Please note – there are a lot of children talking about playing ‘Fortnite’ at home. Be advised that this is has a PEGI rating if 12 years and is not suitable for children under the age of 12 due to the violence within the game.
Please check your child’s usage of the internet and take action accordingly.
Domestic Abuse Notification Scheme
The scheme acts as a school notification service where incidents of domestic abuse have been reported in the previous 24 hours to Bedfordshire Police from households where children reside and are on the school roll.