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