Child Protection, Bullying & Internet Safety
The safeguarding lead person at St Werburgh’s is Mrs Alton the Headteacher. Mrs Barradell, the Learning Mentor, also deals with safeguarding issues. All staff have a responsibility to ensure that the children are kept as safe as possible. Should you have any concerns about the welfare, health or safety of a child please contact the Headteacher, Learning Mentor or a member of the senior leadership team.
For our up to date child protection and safeguarding policy, click here, or see our policies section. This complies with the Statutory Framework and Key Statutory and Non-statutory Guidance: Working Together to Safeguard Children (2015).
Every year, we participate in Anti Bullying week and through PHSE lessons we raise awareness of bullying. Please see our anti bullying policy here.
Our staff code of conduct is also available here.
Internet safety is a priority at St Weburgh’s. The internet is not going to go away so teaching the children about how to use it safely and properly is a key responsibility for us. It is therefore important that we work together as a school community to ensure that our children are kept safe. We all took part in Safer Internet Day 2017 in February. For details of our internet safety policy, click here.
CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION
If you have concerns about a child or have questions about child sexual exploitation, please click here. Please also talk to our safeguarding leads in school and we will help.
Advice for Parents!
It is important that you are aware of what young people are able to do and what they can access on the Internet. You are able to set parental controls to track what your children do and to limit what they can access. Our governing body and safeguarding team recently had safeguarding and child protection training.
CEOP The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre is part of UK policing and is dedicated to keeping children and young people safe online. You can click on the link below to find out more about CEOP. There are links to activities for children, advice to parents and a direct link to report any concerns you have.
CYBERBULLYING The government has published an advice leaflet for parents and carers on CYBERBULLYING, which you can download below. Please also find our cyber bullying policy attached here.
If you would like any further information please go to the NSPCC website where you will find the NSPCC Campaign and resources for parents. What you need to know to help your children stay safe when using Social Media Sites such as Youtube, Facebook and Twitter.