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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 Statement for - Heronswood Primary School and Pre-School

 

Heronswood Primary School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all our children in school. We believe that pupils have a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment which includes the right to protection from all types of abuse; where staff are vigilant for signs of any pupil in distress and are confident about applying the/our safeguarding processes to avert and alleviate any such problems.

Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm – safe from bullying, safe from people who could abuse, safe from discrimination or harassment – and that we all feel safe in our environment.

If you are ever concerned about the safety or well‐being of someone at our school please talk to one of the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead s (DSL’s).  Mrs Pierpoint, Mrs Dobson or Miss Whelan.

Remember safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.

 

Mrs Pierpoint
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Dobson
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Miss Whelan
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

 

  

 

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