Sutton Valence Primary School, North Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 3HT, United Kingdom
"The constant quest for knowledge, learning and adventure..."
We aim to ensure that children are effectively safeguarded from the potential risk of harm and that the safety and well-being of the children is of the highest priority in all aspects of the school’s work. In addition we aim to maintain an ethos whereby staff, pupils, parents and governors feel able to articulate concerns comfortably, safe in the knowledge that effective action will be taken as appropriate. This Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy applies to all adults, including volunteers, working in or on behalf of the School and it is expected that everyone working in or for our School shares the responsibility to keep children safe from harm and abuse. See also the Guidance-for-safer-working-practice-working-in-education policy.
Parents should be aware that the school will take any reasonable action to ensure the safety of the pupils. In cases where the school has a reason to be concerned that a child maybe subject to ill treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse, staff have no alternative than to follow the Local Authority Child Protection procedures and inform the Children’s Services Department of their concern.
At school, we often explore ways to enjoy exploring online safely and responsibly. Next term our local PCSO Officer Sue Kemsley will be coming in to visit us during our E-Saftey and Anti-Bullying Week. She will visit all classes but will focus on Year 5 and Year 6. After school she will then hold a meeting for Parents. More details to follow.
Why not explore some of the resources used in school with your child at home:
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Earlier this year the NSPPC launched the Net Aware website, a parent's guide to social networking. It provides parents with a guide to the social media apps and sites including sign-up age, reporting and blocking features and how to change privacy settings.
Click here for the link
For advice on how to help your children/family at home with technology and how to keep them safe please visit : Vodafone
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