Safeguarding & Child Protection
At Stradbroke, we take seriously the responsibilities to safeguard and protect the interests of all children. It is recognised that dealing with the safety and protection of children is demanding and difficult, so we are aware we must follow appropriate guidance and support.
We have set out our approach to Safeguarding and Child Protection in the following documents:
Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy 2021
E-Safety at Stradbroke Primary
Keeping Children Safe Online
With the use of digital devices continuing to rise and with children finding more opportunities than ever to use the internet, here at Stradbroke, we take E-Safety seriously. We ensure that E-Safety is integrated into all areas of Computing being taught within school, so that children can see the real life dangers involved with using digital devices. The strong message being that E-Safety is an issue at home as well as in school. E-Safety posters are displayed in each classroom, the children are expected to sign an E-Safety agreement and these are referred to regularly whenever the internet is being used in class.
As well as this, the school also holds an annual “E-Safety Week”, with the most recent week occurring back in the Spring Term of 2016. During this week, each class embarked on a wide range of activities aimed at opening the children’s eyes to a wide range of E-Safety issues. Also, each child was given the opportunity to learn about how to report and deal with any E-Safety issues that they may come across. The children particularly enjoyed being involved in discussing and debating internet usage at home, where children were encouraged to think about their responsibilities when using their digital devices (including online gaming).
We have found that by promoting the importance of E-Safety in this manner, it has provided the children with a valuable insight and educated them about the potential risks of using social media, online gaming and the internet. We have also used this as an opportunity to give children tips and solutions about how we can use the internet safely. This bespoke approach has certainly sparked a lot of healthy discussions and put the emphasis on the children to take more responsibility for their own safety.
Our E-safeguarding Policy is avalable to download.
E-Safety Guidance and CEOP
Staff at Stradbroke Primary are committed to teaching our pupils about internet safety and being responsible internet users.
As part of the National Crime Agency, CEOP (The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) gives great advice to parents and children about staying safe online.
Their dedicated website, Think You Know, allows worries about online activity to be explored and their ‘Click CEOP‘ button can be used to report concerns.
Useful Documents and Links
Stay safe from harm – Childline leaflet and telephone number for children.
Keeping Children Safe – A leaflet/guide for parents and carers.
What to do if you are concerned about a child or young person – Sheffield Safeguarding Children Board publication.
Working Together to Safeguard Children – Important information for parents/carers.
Sheffield Safeguarding Children Service
NSPCC – The Underwear Rule
The NSPCC wants to help parents and carers talk to their children about staying safe. The Underwear Rule is just one way that – together – we can prevent child abuse.
The Talking Pants Parents’ Guide tells you all about it. There’s a Learn the Underwear Rule guide for children, too.