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At Heronswood we take the safeguarding of all children very seriously.  If we feel a child is at risk of significant harm, it is our duty to act and to inform the relevant people.  This might be Social Care, the Police, the School Nurse, NSPCC, Early Help or other partner agencies. 

  

 

 Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility; staff in school, parents, family members, friends and members of the public. If you are concerned about a child, remember it is your responsibility to report it straight away.

 

Safeguarding is a term which is broader than ‘child protection’ and relates to the action taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. Safeguarding is defined in Working Together to Safeguard Children 2013 as: 

  • - protecting children from maltreatment
  • - preventing impairment of children’s health and development
  • - ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care and
  • - taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes 

 

 

Please click on the links below for further information on how to keep children safe.

 

     
 
 

 

 

 E-safety

 

Children and young people go online to connect with friends, and make new ones, to browse the internet for information, chat with others and play games. They may:

  • search for information or content on search engines like Google and Bing
  • share images and watch videos through websites or mobile apps like Instagram, Pinterest, Vine and YouTube
  • use social networking websites like Facebook and Twitter
  • write or reply to messages on forums and message boards
  • play games alone or with others through websites, apps or game consoles
  • chat with other people through online games, BBM (Blackberry Messenger), game consoles, webcams, social networks and tools like Whatsapp


When online, children and young people can learn new things, get help with homework, express themselves creatively and connect with friends and family.

There are also risks, but by understanding and talking about the dangers you can help keep your child safe online.


For parents/carers:

 E-Safety - Advice for Parents


https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

https://www.fosi.org/



For children:

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/5_7/hectorsworld/ (ages 5-7)

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/cybercafe/ (ages 8-10)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/stay-safe