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Safeguarding & Keeping Safe
KEEPING OUR CHILDREN SAFE AT TANKERSLEY ST PETER’S C.E. (AIDED) PRIMARY SCHOOL
Our safeguarding statement
‘’Tankersley St Peters C of E Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all stakeholders including staff, volunteers, governors and visitors to share this commitment.
We will ensure that children are effectively safeguarded from potential risk of harm. Their safety is the highest priority in all aspects of the school’s work.
Our approach is child-centred. Our overall aim is that all stakeholders feel able to report any safeguarding concerns, safe in the knowledge that effective action will be taken as appropriate.’
Are you protecting your child online? Would you like more support?
The online world is posing an ever-increasing risk to our children, so it is important that we all take an active role in teaching children about online dangers. Learning how to act safely when using the internet is an incredibly important part of protecting children at school and at home.We are therefore delighted to announce that Tankersley St Peters have shown our commitment to protecting our pupils online by working with National Online Safety, providing resources for all parents and carers.
The resources include Parents & Carers courses, online video resources and guide sheets on sites and social media that children may come into contact with e.g. Tik Tok, What’s App, Snapchat, Minecraft, Roblox and much more. These guides will help you to help your child to stay safe and avoid issues. See an example attached
There are also a wealth of training videos for parents covering a huge range of topics, including:
To create your account, please follow:-
and complete your details. When you’re set up, you’ll be able to set ‘Parent/Carer’ as your user type
Note - You can also access National Online Safety online via any device- including via our brand-new smartphone app. To download the app, please go to:
Alternatively, search for ‘National Online Safety’ in the App Store/Google Play Store.
Answers to frequently asked questions and customer service can be accessed at https://helpdesk.thenationalcollege.co.uk/helpcentre .
We look forward to working in partnership with you and your interest in the portal will also help the school to achieve accredited status for it’s work in protecting children online.
Mrs Proctor-Blain and the staff at Tankersley St Peters
Safety advice for parents
click on any of the links below for advice about any particular platform
What is Lurking Trolls?
Beware of Lurking Trolls is a campaign designed to help protect children from online harm. It centres around a storybook Peril of the Possessed Pets and is used in primary schools with children aged 7 to 11 years. The links below will take you to their information pages...
Understanding digital resilience
The internet can be a great place for children to learn, have fun and connect with friends, so our aim is to make the time they spend online a safer experience. We want to help build digital resilience in children, which means that they:
Understand there are some risks online, and that these come in different forms
Know where to turn for help when they encounter risks, or when something difficult or unpleasant happens
Can learn and recover from their experiences.
Please refer to our SAFEGUARDING AND CHILD PROTECTION POLICY
Our Safeguarding Governor is Kath Wasden – email address firstname.lastname@example.org
How to report a child protection or safeguarding concern
- If a child is in immediate danger call 999.
- If you have a safeguarding concern, speak to our Child Protection Leads above in the first instance. Do this immediately. Do not leave a concern.
- Staff MUST report any concerns on the schools Child Protection Online Management System. (CPOMS) and alert one of the Child Protection leads.
- Visitors and volunteers to school should report any concerns use the Cause for Concern forms located in the staffroom and alert one of the Child Protection Leads.
- Our Child Protection Leads will ensure concerns are actioned and will contact relevant agencies if needed.
- Social Care - If you are worried about a child’s safety and need help from social care, call the social care screening team 01226 772423 (AFTER 5PM – Call the duty team on 01226 787789
- Safeguarding Unit If you have a safeguarding concern - call the Local Designated Safeguarding Officer (LADO) on 01226 772400
List of useful websites:
PURPLE MASH has a range of activities and presentations that can easily be set as a 2Do J
BBC advice and tips for staying safe online