Safeguarding and Safety
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children.
To ensure we fulfil this responsibility at Offord Primary School, all professionals are trained to ensure their approach is child-centred; what is in the best interest of the child at all times. No single professional can have a full picture of a child’s needs and circumstances. If children and families are to receive the right help at the right time everyone who comes into contact with them has a role to play in identifying concerns and the sharing of information, on a 'need to know' basis. The Safeguarding team will ensure the information is collated and dealt with appropriately.
The Safeguarding team at Offord Primary School is:
Kate Ruddock, Headteacher, Designated Safeguarding Lead
Sharon Taylor, Safeguarding Lead
Rita Rose, Governor responsible for Safeguarding
In an increasingly digital world it’s important that our students, parents and carers feel that their information is protected and safe. This is why the Trust has a robust Data Protection Policy, which can be viewed here.
With technology developing at a rapid speed our children are increasingly vulnerable as younger and younger they can access the internet in an ever growing number of ways.
Whilst we teach the children how to keep safe on line, it is important that parents and carers know the dangers and also teach them e-safety at home.
If you want further information about how to keep your child safe online please look at the following links. These will provide you with a wealth of information and enable you to report any undesirable sites you find.
The Breck Foundation is a self-funding charity which raises awareness about ‘playing safe’ while using the internet. www.breckfoundation.org
The following websites also help parents and children understand the risks associated with internet use with some aimed at different age groups.
Internet Watch Foundation
Let's Keep Kids Safe Online
If you see something on the net which concerns you one click reporting with CEOPS is easy. https://www.ceop.police.uk/ceop-reporting/
You can also contact Childline on 0800 1111.
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