Our overall aim at Rosehill School is to ensure that children and young people are effectively safeguarded from any potential risk of harm and that the safety and wellbeing of the children and young people is of the highest priority in all aspects of the school’s work. We ensure that all members of the school community are aware of their responsibilities in relation to safeguarding and child protection and fully support the school’s commitment to safeguarding and child protection.
Safeguarding is everybody’s business!
We ensure 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.
If you have any concerns about any children in school please contact one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads:
Rosehill School Designated Safeguarding Leads
Cheryl Steele - Headteacher
Claire Waldrom - Deputy Headteacher
Tamara Riddell - Assistant Head, Upper School Department Lead
Charlotte Turner - Designated Safeguarding Lead and Parent Liaison
Adele Harvey - Middle School Department Lead
Katie Stevenson - Primary Department Lead
Rebecca Lynch - Primary Department Lead
We take advice from the Nottingham City Safeguarding Children Partnership and current DFE guidance. Rosehill School's Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy reflects current legislation, best practice and complies with the government guidance:
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 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.
Keeping our children safe is a high priority at Rosehill School and we are proud to be working with our partners across the Nottingham to raise awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation.
Please take a few minutes to look at support available to combat this issue:
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 https://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. Click here more information.
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 https://parentzone.org.uk/home
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 https://cmch.tv/parents/
How to set Parental Controls
For tips and advice on how to use parental controls please click Here
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.
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 Child line is here.
Children Missing from Education
Please refer to the following link - Children Missing from Education Policy here.
Here are some other resources that are also available:
Anti Bullying This is a site with 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
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