Safeguarding

At Bishop Stopford’s School we believe that every adult who comes into contact with our children has a duty to understand and perform relevant duties regarding safeguarding.

Safeguarding during the Coronavirus Situation

Our approach to safeguarding remains the same during this unprecedented situation.  Students should still feel safe even when working remotely from home.

The links below remain extremely useful to parents, carers and students and may be accessed easily if you have any concerns.

Safeguarding and Acceptable Use Policies

Thinkuknow provides advice from the National Crime Agency (NCA) on staying safe online

Parent info is a collaboration between Parentzone and the NCA providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations

Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support

Internet matters provides age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world

London Grid for Learning has support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online

Net-aware has support for parents and carers from the NSPCC, including a guide to social networks, apps and games

Let’s Talk About It has advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation

 

Reporting abuse online

http://www.ceop.police.uk/Safety-Centre/

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

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Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Our approach to safeguarding is child-centred. This means that we always consider what is in the best interests of the child.

Everyone who comes into contact with children has a role to play in:

  • identifying concerns
  • sharing information
  • taking prompt action

Our staff are in a position to identify concerns early, provide help for children, and prevent concerns from escalating.

We all have a responsibility to provide a safe environment in which children can learn and all staff should be prepared to identify children who may benefit from early intervention.

Please find below some links to useful websites providing invaluable information for parents on a range of topics related to safeguarding.

Safeguarding Websites:

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/
www.childline.org.uk/

E-Safety

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

https://www.childnet.com/

Anti-Bullying

https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/tools-information/advice-parents

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-is-child-abuse/types-of-abuse/bullying-and-cyberbullying/

Police Safety

https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/what-we-do/our-work/tackling-criminal-exploitation-and-county-lines/county-lines-resources

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/reporting-abuse/dedicated-helplines/protecting-children-from-radicalisation/