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Newbury Park Primary School

Safeguarding Guidance

School Safeguarding Statement

At Newbury Park Primary School we respect and value all children and are committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all our pupils so they can learn, in a relaxed and secure atmosphere. We believe every pupil should be able to participate in all school activities in an enjoyable and safe environment and be protected from harm. This is the responsibility of every adult employed by, or invited to deliver services at Newbury Park Primary School. We recognise our responsibility to safeguard all who access school and promote the welfare of all our pupils by protecting them from physical, sexual and emotional abuse, neglect and bullying.

All schools must have a Designated Officer to deal with any child protection issues.

Our Officer is Deputy Head Teacher  – Ms Ann Moyle.

In her absence the following staff are fully trained  to deal with Child Protection issues:

Roddy Fairclough   –  Head Teacher

All members of the Senior Leadership Team 

You can find important information about safeguarding by clicking on the links below:

Child Protection Policy & Procedures 2020

Keeping children safe in education 2020

nspcc guide - parent information - underwear rule

Keeping children and young people safe against radicalisation and extremism - Advice to parents

NSPCC Guide - Doing more to protect children against radicalisation

Educate against hate - information for parents

E Safety

E safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Newbury Park Primary School. In school, children are taught to stay safe and behave appropriately online. Please use the links below so we can deliver a consistent esafety message together.

 We recently surveyed children about their internet habits. We found out that:

  • Children use same devices as older siblings and their parents. Children see their older siblings as a safety mechanism.
  • As children get older they talk to parents more about their internet use, although younger children still access apps like TikTok and Snapchat (age 13 - see parental control attachment). 
  • ​Minecraft, Roblox and Fortnite (age 12- see parental control attachment) are the three most popular games.
  •   About 30% of children could not tell us the rules they have about using the internet.
  •  Most children said they would tell their parents if they were sad/upset/frightened online.

Often parents ask us how to talk to children about their on line habits. The questions below are good for starting that conversation:​

  • Ask your child what apps/games they are on at the moment. They might not show you everything so ask them to show you their device. Have this conversation regularly so you are up to date with what they are doing.
  • Ask which websites they are enjoying and why. Take an interest in a positive way.
  • Ask 'How does this game /app work? Show me how to play it?' It might highlight something they don’t recognise as a danger. If they don’t want to share their activities with you question why.
  • Ask ‘Do you know what your personal information is?’ Children may not understand how personal information can be shared. They need to know how photos and personal information can be quickly shared online.
  • Ask ‘Do you have any online friends?’ Children may not fully understand the difference between a friend and stranger.
  • 'Do you know your limits?’ Talk to them about healthy habits.

Please click on the link below for information on how to help your family stay safe and smart online:

https://beinternetawesome.withgoogle.com/en_us/families

Also see attached documents (Starting a Conversation and Creating an Environment for Talking)

 Starting a Conversation

Creating an Environment for Talking

Please visit:

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/talking-child-online-safety/

To report  criminal content go to:

https://www.iwf.org.uk/ 

https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

 Contact O2/ NSPCC/ your internet provider to learn how to set parental controls and for advice.

Other useful links:

Childnet.com

Thinkuknow

Internetmatters

GCF Global - Teaching Kids about Internet Safety

NSPCC - Net Aware - guide to social networks

NSPCC keeping children safe - share aware

BBC - ownit - information about keeping safe

Thinkuknow - Protecting children