Safeguarding and Online Safety
‘Everyone in the education service shares an objective to help keep children and young people safe by contributing to:
Providing a safe environment for children and young people to learn in education settings; and
Protecting children from maltreatment: preventing impairment of children’s health or development: ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care: and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
South End Junior School, is committed to Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of all of its pupils and is the responsibility of all school staff, governors and volunteers.
South End Junior will therefore:
* Establish and maintain an environment where children feel secure and are encouraged to talk and are listened to.
* Ensure that staff are able to identify welfare concerns and take appropriate action to address their concerns
* Ensure children know that there are adults in the school whom they can approach if they are worried
* Include opportunities in PHSE curriculum for children to develop the skills they need to recognise and stay safe from abuse
* Recognise that each pupil’s welfare is of paramount importance and that some children may be especially vulnerable to abuse e.g. those with special educational needs, those living in adverse circumstances eg those who witness violence.
Our Safeguarding Designated Leads are:
Miss Gurdip Kaur
Headteacher and Lead Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Lisa Gibbs
Assistant Headteacher & Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Amy Izycky
Director of Inclusion & Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
What to do if you have a safeguarding concern
During the school day please contact Miss Kaur
Designated Safeguarding Leader
OUT OF SCHOOL HOURS
Please contact the Multi Assessment safeguarding Hub (MASH)
0300 126 1000
Online safety is an integral part of a child’s SEJ learning journey and is one that wetake very seriously, due to it now being a vital, every day necessity in their lives.
The opportunities and skills that are available online for both educational and social reasons are immense; we ensure that these skills are achieved safely. Through PSHCE and computing, children are taught how to take advantage of these opportunities whilst staying safe. We use resources such as CEOP – The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre – to explore the dangers with children and teach them key rules when online to avoid such dangers. Our staff regularly share and instill Online Safety knowledge and filter this back into year groups through our budding Online Safety ambassadors.
This academic year we have launched our BE SMART campaign, to kick start and refresh the children’s awareness, and highlight the importance, of Online Safety. The focal point of the campaign is a hand print that displays five BE SMART, easy to digest tips for children to refer to. It is also the desktop background to all SEJ computers, (children and staff too) and can also be seen in classrooms and shared areas.
Top Ten Tips to Keep Safe Online
1. Don’t post any personal information online – like your address, email address or mobile number.
2. Think carefully before posting pictures or videos of yourself. Once you’ve put a picture of yourself online, most people can
see it and may be able to download it, it’s not just yours anymore.
3. Keep your privacy settings as high as possible.
4. Never give out your passwords.
5. Don’t befriend people you don’t know.
6. Don’t meet up with people you’ve met online. Speak to your parent or carer about people suggesting you do.
7. Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are.
8. Think carefully about what you say before you post something online.
9. Respect other people’s views, even if you don’t agree with someone else’s views doesn’t mean you need to be rude.
10. If you see something online that makes you feel uncomfortable, unsafe or worried: leave the website, turn off your computer,
if you want to, and tell a trusted adult immediately.
Please click here for advice from CEOP about keeping your children safe online.
As part of South End Junior School’s on-going safeguarding and child protection duties we are fully behind the government’s Prevent Strategy.
From 1 July 2015 all schools are subject to a duty under section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, in the exercise of their functions, to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. This duty is known as the ‘Prevent Duty for Schools’.
At South End we build pupils’ resilience to radicalisation by promoting fundamental British values and enabling our pupils to challenge extremist views. You can read about what we do to promote British values in the relevant section of our website.
The statutory guidance refers to the importance of Prevent awareness training to equip staff to identify children at risk of being drawn into terrorism and to challenge extremist ideas. All staff have also completed the online training on the Prevent Strategy.