Keeping Your Child Safe

Keeping Your Child Safe

In our increasingly technological world keeping our young people safe is a key objective for all those involved in their lives.  The internet and social media are a fundamental part of the leisure activities of today’s youth and with high usage comes the increasing likelihood of coming across inappropriate content during a Google search, abusive messaging on Facebook or, in the worst-case scenario, becoming a victim of sexual predators through grooming.

As a parent, you can report serious concerns to your child’s mobile, social networking or games provider, search engines, websites, the police and other authorities so that they can take action.

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The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre is the UK’s lead law enforcement agency for protecting children from sexual abuse. If someone has acted inappropriately towards your child or another young person you know, report it to CEOP.  This may take the form of sexual chat, being asked to do something that makes him/her feel uncomfortable (e.g. sharing intimate photos or webcam footage) or someone being insistent on meeting up.

The CEOP website also has a number of useful video clips and a wealth of other information to help you ensure that your child remains safe using social media. 

Child Protection in School

We take the safeguarding of students as a key priority in school.  The Designated Senior Persons (DSPs) for Child Protection in School are the Headteacher, Mrs Debbie McGloin and Assistant Headteacher, Mr Ian Withers.

The School's policy on Safeguarding and Child Protection can be accessed via the 'Policies' section.