Safeguarding

Safeguarding

Keeping your children safe is our highest priority here at Boringdon Primary. The health, safety and well-being of every child is at the forefront of everything we do.

Each school has a named Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) – ours is the Headteacher, Mr Jason Scales. We have three deputies (DDSL) all of whom are part of the School’s Leadership Team They are the Deputy Head (Mr John Secker), one of our Assistant Heads (Mrs Sarah Thomas) and the SENCO (Mrs Helen Connett). All are specially trained in Child Protection procedures.  Our Trust Governor with the responsibility for Safeguarding is Mr Adam Croney and WeST Director for Inclusions is Mr Richard Woodland.

All staff receive annual safeguarding training enhanced with regular updates through the year. We follow clear safeguarding policies and practices and all staff are required to adhere to the Safeguarding Code of Conduct. The code is designed to give clear guidance on the standards of behaviour all school staff are expected to observe at all times. We follow Safer Recruitment Guidelines when appointing new staff, volunteers and Governors.

 

Useful Safeguarding Websites

Plymouth Safeguarding Children Partnership  http://www.plymouthscb.co.uk/

Plymouth Online Directory (information regarding safeguarding Children) https://www.plymouthonlinedirectory.com/article/2796/COVID-19-Safeguarding-Children-and-Young-People

NSPCC General (Helpline number General 0808 8005000 Sexual Harassment in Schools 0800 136663)  https://www.nspcc.org.uk/

National Online Safety Guides for families https://nationalonlinesafety.com/guides

 

Operation Encompass

Being part of this project means that our school will receive a notification from the police before the start of the next school day when a child or young person in our school has been involved or exposed to a domestic abuse incident the previous evening. Click on the following links for information.

https://www.operationencompass.org/

Safeguarding Policies
 

E Safety for parents

On this page you will find useful information and guidance to help you keep your children safe when they are using the internet. Remember this does not just apply to using a computer as many gaming machines and mobile phones allow access to the internet.

 Know what your children are doing online and who they are talking to. Ask them to teach you to use any applications you have never used. Keeping the computer in a family room means that you can share your child’s online experience – and that they are less likely to act inappropriately (i.e. via webcam).

  • Help your children to understand that they should never give out personal details to online friends — personal information includes their messenger ID, email address, mobile number and any pictures of themselves, their family or friends. If your child publishes a picture or video online, anyone can change it or share it. Remind them that anyone may be looking at their images and one day a future employer could!
  • If your child receives spam/junk email & texts, remind them never to believe them, reply to them or use them. It’s not a good idea for your child to open files that are from people they don’t know. They won’t know what they contain — it could be a virus, or worse — an inappropriate image or film. Help your child to understand that some people lie online and therefore it’s better to keep online mates online. They should never meet up with any strangers without an adult they trust.
  • Always keep communication open for a child to know that it’s never too late to tell someone if something makes them feel uncomfortable.
  • Teach young people how to block someone online and how to report them if they feel uncomfortable.

The websites below all have resources which you might find helpful: -

The National Online Safety Guides for families https://nationalonlinesafety.com/guides

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

Childnet https://www.childnet.com/

Thinkuknow https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

Get Net Wise http://www.getnetwise.org/

UK Safer Internet Centre https://saferinternet.org.uk/guide-and-resource/parents-and-carers