At Milton Hall Primary School and Nursery, Safeguarding and Child Protection is paramount and we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this dedication.
We believe that all 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 processes to avert and alleviate any such problems. All staff are trained annually on Safeguarding procedures and are made aware of important documentation including the School's Safeguarding Policy and 'Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2019'. The training also includes raising awareness of and providing information about 'A Child Missing in Education, Child Sexual Exploitation and Female Genital Mutilation'. We actively support the Government's PREVENT agenda to counter radicalisation and extremism.
Milton Hall aims to ensure that:
Milton Hall believes that Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility and as such, our school aims to create the safest environment within which every pupil has the opportunity to strive and reach their full potential. We recognise the importance of us ensuring our pupils know how to seek support, feel that they will be listened to and appropriate action taken. Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm and that we all feel safe in our environment.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns are discussed with a parent/carer first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.
Our Designated Lead for Safeguarding is Mrs Laura Blackaby, Deputy Designated Leads are Mr Andy Douglas and Mr Tom Spence, Designated Safeguarding Governor is Mr Dave Taylor.
As a result of these necessary measures, almost all of us are likely to be spending more time online, including children. This guidance contains resources for parents and carers to help keep their children safe online.
The following information links are from this government site:
These resources will support you to talk to your child about a range of online safety issues, set up home filtering in a child-friendly way and set up age-appropriate parental controls on digital devices:
· Thinkuknow by the National Crime Agency - Child Exploitation and Online Protection command (NCA-CEOP) - resources for parents and carers and children of all ages to help keep children safe online
· Parent Info is a collaboration between Parent Zone and NCA-CEOP - support and guidance for parents and carers related to the digital world from leading experts and organisations
· National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) - guidance for parents and carers to help keep children safe online
· UK Safer Internet Centre - tips and advice for parents and carers to keep children safe online - you can also report any harmful content found online through the UK Safer Internet Centre
· Inclusive Digital Safety Hub and Online Safety Hub, created by South West Grid for Learning in partnership with Internet Matters - support and tailored advice for young people with additional learning needs and their parents or carers
· Parents’ Guide to Age Ratings explains how the British Board of Film Classification rates content, and gives parents advice on choosing online content well
Parent information is a free information service offering parents help and advice for families in a digital world.
Its newsfeed function provides easy access to up-to-date articles with advice across topics such as:
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