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Safeguarding at Rosehill School

 

Safeguarding is everybody’s business. Rosehill School is committed to ensuring that all our children and young people are safe and feel safe; that children, parents/ carers and staff are able to talk about any safeguarding concerns and feel assured that they will be listened to; and that all staff and volunteers 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.

 

Rosehill’s Child Safeguarding Policy reflects current legislation, accepted best practice and complies with the government guidance: Working Together to Safeguard Children, March 2015 and Keeping Children Safe in Education, September 2016. (Appendix A: Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015 & Keeping Children Safe in Education 2016 Statutory duties that apply to schools and Appendix E: Further Information for Vulnerable Groups i.e. Preventing Radicalism).

 

If you have any concerns about any children in school please contact one of our Safeguarding DSL Team members:

 

Rosehill School Designated Safeguarding Leads

Cheryl Steele - Acting Headteacher

Charlotte Turner - Safeguarding Lead  

Claire Waldrom - Acting Deputy Headteacher

Kathryn Barnicott - Acting Assistant Head

We take advice from the Nottingham City Safeguarding Childrens Board and current DFE guidance;

 

Nottingham City Safeguarding Childrens Board - http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/ncscb

Keeping Children Safe in Education, September 2016 - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/keeping-children-safe-in-education--2

NSPCC - http://www.nspcc.org.uk/

Staying Safe Online

 

If you are worried or concerned about your child staying safe online it can help to find information and support that you can trust. Parents have checked and tested the websites and phone numbers below to make sure they are helpful and easy to use. As well as the websites and phone numbers below, parents and carers can always get help from Nottingham City Council by calling 0115 8764800. In an emergency always call the police on 999.

 

Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) agency

 

CEOP help young people or parents/carers to report any concerns they may have about something that has happened when they are on-line. If you are worried about something that has happened to your child, or someone you know, you can use this link www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre

 

Department for Education (DfE) Information

 

The DfE have launched ‘Parent Info’ providing a range of advice about caring for children, including advice about on-line safety www.parentinfo.org

 

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)

 

The NSPCC has also produced advice and information about a number of different issues. For more information visit their website Here

 

Parent Zone

 

Parent zone is a company devoted to helping families navigate the challenges of the digital age. They provide a useful free magazine called Digital Parenting www.parentzone.org.uk   

 

Centre on Media and Child Health

 

The Centre on Media and Child Health has produced a wide range of advice and information for parents/carers in relation to the impact of media on children’s health and development www.cmch.tv/parents

 

How to set Parental Controls

 

For tips and advice on how to use parental controls please click Here

 

Specific issues - Below is information about specific topics of online safety for young people:

 

Social Media

 

The government have produced a leaflet for parents and carers whose children use social media. Click here to see the leaflet.

 

Sexting

 

Sexting is when a young person sends sexually explicit material to another person. This could include photographs of themselves or others. This can make them vulnerable and could be a crime. The NSPCC website contains useful information here. CEOP has produced a useful video here.

 

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)

 

Research demonstrates that young people can become involved with CSE perpetrators by being contacted through the internet. CSE perpetrators often use images they have copied from other sites to pretend they are young people themselves. There is a free on-line learning course which has been designed specifically for parents and carers by a national charity called Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation (PACE) which has a simple registration process. Click here for more information.

 

Cyber Bullying

 

Cyber bullying is something that young people have told us they are particularly worried about. A number of websites have good information about this topic:

 

o Information on the NSPCC is here.

o Information from Internet Matters is here.

o Information from Childline is here.

 

Here are some other resources that are also available:

 

Anti Bullying This is a site which provided information for parents and carers about support with Bullying and additional services available

Think You Know This provides you information about what’s good, what’s not good and what you can do about it

Parenting is a Digital Age PitDA is part of a new programme called Digital Families that will help families to flourish in a digital age.

Common Sense Media Find out which games, films and programmes are suitable for your child

MakeWaves This is the programme we use in school to model and teach pupils how to behave in a social media environment

Ofcom Information, reports, research and findings about keeping children safe

Keeping your child safe online – A check list for parents and carers

UK Safer Internet Centre – Information and online Resources

Child Sexual Exploitation

 

Keeping our children safe is a high priority and we are proud to be working with our partners across the city and county to raise awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation. Please take a few minutes to look at support available to combat this issue:

 

Police website: https://www.nottinghamshire.police.uk/advice/cse

 

Nottingham City Council - details of helplines to call and advice on how to stay safe: http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/children-and-families/safeguarding-children-board/information-for-children-and-young-people-parents-and-carers/

 

Thank you - Rosehill Designated Safeguarding Leads


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