Sutton Valence Primary School takes its responsibilities for safeguarding very seriously.
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.
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. See also the Guidance-for-safer-working-practice-working-in-education policy.
Operation Encompass is a police and education early information sharing partnership enabling schools to offer immediate support for children and young people experiencing domestic abuse. Information is shared by the police with a school's trained Designated Safeguarding Lead prior to the start of the next school day after officers have attended a domestic abuse incident thus enabling appropriate support to be given, dependent on the needs and wishes of the child.
To find out more about Operation Encompass, please visit the website by clicking here.
Children experiencing domestic abuse are negatively impacted by this exposure; domestic abuse has been identified as an Adverse Childhood Experience and can lead to emotional, physical and psychological harm. Operation Encompass aims to mitigate this harm by enabling immediate support, making a child's day better and giving them a better tomorrow.
Operation Encompass believes that children are victims of domestic abuse in their own right and should be acknowledged as such.
At school, we teach ways to enjoy exploring online safely and responsibly. Our annual eSafety Week for this academic year took place week commencing 4th February 2019.
Please click here for a useful document related to eSafety called "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Mobile World"
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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