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Kingshill Church School is committed to safeguarding and fully recognises the responsibilities and the duty placed upon it to have arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of all students at the School.The school is secure during the school day, so all visitors are asked to report to the main entrance. Please be mindful that for everybody’s safety, identification procedures will be carried out; a copy of which are displayed by the office for your information.

All members of staff are vetted against national safeguarding procedures before being allowed to work in school. At least one member of every interview panel has undertaken safer recruitment training to ensure that best practices and all necessary checks are carried out.

The designated Safeguarding Leads for our school are Mrs Jan Thomson and Mrs Julia Smith (who is also the designated Child Protection Officer).

Safeguarding Key Personnel

Safeguarding Policy

Please take time to read the MAT Safeguarding Policy

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Here are some quick tips for all your child’s internet accounts:

  • Set their privacy settings to medium/high on all accounts
  • Teach them to not share personal information (their full name or address, their school, parents name)
  • Be on age appropriate sites; the internet can not verify age
  • Do not accept friend requests from people you do not know
  • Never share your password with friends
  • Know all your child’s passwords while they are young and understand all the apps they are using
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education is a document which all schools use as a guide to safeguarding

Useful Links:

educateagainsthate.com – This website gives parents, teachers and school leaders practical advice on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation.

The Prevent duty Departmental advice for schools and childcare providers

net-aware.org.uk/networks/oovoo/

Stay Safe Online

Cyberbullying Overview

NSPCC Preventing abuse/keeping children safe/online safety

www.thinkuknow.co.uk

www.childnet.com

www.childline.org.uk

Vodafone Digital Parenting

North Somerset Safeguarding Children Board
The website provides a range of information for professionals, parents, children and young people in relation to safeguarding children in North Somerset.

Advice for parents on cyberbullying
This advice is for parents and carers about cyberbullying. It provides advice and information about how they can protect their child from cyberbullying and how to tackle it if it happens.

Speak out. Stay safe..

The NSPCC guide uses the rules of PANTs to teach children that their body belongs to them and them alone. You can find out more and download the free resources at nspcc.org.uk/pants.

PANTs means:

Privates are private

Always remember your body belongs to you

No means no

Talk about secrets that upset you

Speak up, someone can help

The NSPCC’s work in schools will help encourage conversations about staying safe – and they have a number of child-friendly materials to lp you carry on the conversation afterwards.

If you’d like to know more about the NSPCC’s work, or take a look at the wide range of information and advice which is available for parents and carers, please visit their website nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe.

NSPCC Share Aware :

NSPCC – Share Aware Campaign – The new NSPCC campaign was developed due to their own research finding that parents’ quite often feel confused by the internet – out of their depth, and out of control. Share Aware is for parents of children aged 8-12 and is designed to help to reassure and give parents everything they need to keep their children safe.

The design is straightforward: No-nonsense advice that will help to untangle the web, showing parents how they can be just as great a parent online as they are the rest of the time.

The campaign breaks down into 5 sections:

Net Aware – a no-nonsense guide to the social networks, sites and apps children use

Share Aware – parent’s guide on how to talk to children about staying safe online

Talking Tips – tips on how to start a conversation with your child about online safety

Online Safety Advice – for parents about keeping their child safer online

Online Course – Introductory training for anyone who works with children