Safeguarding and Online Safety
Our school is committed to safeguarding children and promoting children’s welfare and expects all staff, governors, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment and maintain a vigilant and safe environment. Everyone has a responsibility to act without delay to protect children by reporting anything that might suggest a child is being abused or neglected. We would expect you to also report to the Head Teacher or Designated Safeguarding Lead (Mrs Stokes) any behaviours of any adults working in the school that may concern you. By signing our visitors book you are agreeing to follow the school’s safeguarding advice to visitors and where appropriate the code of conduct for staff and volunteers.
See, Hear, Respond
See Hear Respond is a partnership to help children, young people and families cope with the Covid-19 crisis. To get help, please follow the link below.
Pupil Safety and Dark Nights
Next Saturday night we will be setting the clocks back an hour and summer time ends. Road traffic collisions increase by 20% in the fortnight after the time change. Sadly, some of those collisions will involve child pedestrians and cyclists. Children under-16 are one of the most vulnerable groups of road users.
The latest available government statistics (2015)* show that 58% of children who die or are seriously injured in a road collision are involved in incidents between 3 and 7pm. From next Sunday, much of those will happen in darkness.
Please access the resources below - they will help remind children, about road safety and safe cycling.
Teaching Road Safety: A Guide for Parents https://www.rospa.com/media/documents/road-safety/teaching-road-safety-a-guide-for-parents.pdf
Road safety teaching resources for children https://www.think.gov.uk/education-resources/
Be Bright, Be Seen Poster https://6282.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/Be_Bright_Be_Seen-A5-Flyer.pdf
Keeping children safe during lockdown and beyond - Parents’ pack https://www.capt.org.uk/Handlers/Download.ashx?IDMF=44e36e43-bd5e-4dd0-acae-e040f37fe2ef
Safeguarding and Online Safety Websites
- Baby & Toddler Safety https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/baby-toddler-safety/
- Connecting Safely Online - https://www.internetmatters.org/connecting-safely-online/
- Online Safety at Home Activities https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/professionals/our-views/onlinesafetyathome-resources/
- Positive Cyber Choices https://parentinfo.org/article/help-your-child-make-positive-cyber-choices
- Better Internet for Kids https://www.betterinternetforkids.eu/web/portal/home
- Being a Parent/Carer in a digital age can be challenging https://www.keepitrealonline.govt.nz/
- Webinars for Parents/Carers - https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-we-do/about-us/partners/nspcc-o2-online-safety-partnership/
- Common Sense Media - Ratings and Reviews Before you Watch https://www.commonsensemedia.org/
- Child Criminal Exploitation - https://www.merseyside.police.uk/police-forces/merseyside-police/areas/campaigns/campaigns/2018/eyes-open/
- Take Control Online - OWN IT https://www.bbc.com/ownit
- Parents VS Kids Online Safety Quiz https://www.o2.co.uk/help/nspcc/parents-vs-kids
- Keeping Deaf Children Safe Online https://www.ndcs.org.uk/documents-and-resources/protecting-deaf-children-from-bullying-for-primary-and-secondary-schools/
- Keeping Children Safe Away From Home https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/staying-safe-away-from-home/
- Parent Zone
- Educate Against Hate https://educateagainsthate.com/parents/
- Internet Safety https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
- Staying Safe Online for Children https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
- Internet Parental Controls https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers/parental-controls-offered-your-home-internet-provider
- Digital Parenting
- NSPCC - https://www.nspcc.org.uk/
- Banardo's: Real Love Rocks http://www.barnardosrealloverocks.org.uk/
- Liverpool Early Help Directory http://ehd.liverpool.gov.uk/kb5/liverpool/fsd/home.page
- Safeguarding Resources Hub
- Liverpool Safeguarding Children's Board https://liverpoolscb.org.uk/lscb/parents-carers/parents-carers
- Online Safety Books
- Think! Child Road Safety
- E-Safety Magazine
- NSPCC: Pants
- At What Age Can...? Parent Info
- NSPCC: Online Safety
- Disrespect NoBody
- Anti-Bullying Support List
- Department for Education: 'Tackle Child Abuse' Campaign
- NSPCC: Gangs & Young People
- Ditto: e-Safety Magazine
- Phone Brain: Under 7's- Advice on in-app game purchases
- Bullying- Kidscape
- Bullying- Young Minds
- Anti-Bullying Alliance
- Diana Award- Anti-Bulllying Campaign
- Bullying UK
Concerned About a Child?
If you think a child is in immediate danger, call the police without delay. We're all responsible for reporting concerns about a child's welfare; the links below provide a guide to reporting your concerns about a child
Safeguarding Documents - guidance for use in school
Safeguarding Documents - guidance for families
- Safe Apps That We Use In School
- Social Media Guide
- Think B4U Click - It's Cool To Be Kind
- Guidance for children & families about unwanted online messages
- Covid 19 Digital Effects on Children
- Digital 5 a Day
- Early Years Online Safety Considerations for Managers
- Education for a Connected World
- Online Safety 2020 Planner
Our School Safeguarding Team
Designated Safeguarding Lead
0151 525 8489
Designated Safeguarding Lead
0151 525 8489
Deputy Safeguarding Lead
0151 525 8489
0151 525 8489
As a school, we are always looking for ways to develop and improve. We have created a short online survey that gives you the chance to tell us what you think about our school; from the quality of teaching to dealing with bullying. The survey can be completed at any time and as many times as you like across the school year.
We will use the information you provide to inform and make decisions about what we provide and future action planning.
Parent View is an online questionnaire that allows parents and carers to give their views about their child’s school at any time. It is also the main mechanism for parents to give their views about their child’s school to inspectors at the time of a school inspection.
The questionnaire can be accessed directly from the Parent View site.
Safeguarding in Sports
Achieving the Safeguarding Code will recognise clubs or providers who have reached and maintained excellent safeguarding standards. It will empower parents and carers to make informed decisions when selecting a club or provider for their child. Please see the link below for further details.
NSPCC Film Night
We held a film night to raise money for the NSPCC. Our aim was to raise funds that can go towards providing children and families in distress a place to turn to, a 24-hour helpline and give children the knowledge and understanding they need to protect themselves.
Speak Out, Stay Safe
The NSPCC came into school to talk to children about ways to keep safe. The programme gives a generation of children the knowledge and understanding they need to stay safe from abuse and neglect.
Pupils are taught to speak out if they are worried to a trusted adult. At home, talk about adults we can trust and who children can speak to if they are worried.
If you have any questions or would like any further support, please see your child’s class teacher or Mrs Stokes.
We have enjoyed a visit from Merseyside Police today! Police officers George and Ben arrived in their police car and invited the children to take a look inside and explore the tools they use.
The children explored ways we can keep safe, in the car, at home, in school and out and about. George and Ben discussed ways the police help to keep children and their families safe and what they should do in an emergency.
We really are thankful for the time given as we know it is precious! A big thank you from Mrs Stokes class.
Parent Online Safety Workshop
On the 30th November, we had an online safety workshop. If you would like any further information about keeping your child safe online, please do not hesitate to speak to a member of staff.