We have been made aware of the following incident:
Police are urging parents to make sure they know who their children are talking to on line. Youngsters aged between 9 and 11 have been targeted using the ooVoo app which is a mutliple user chat service.
What you can do to keep your child safe:
SET PARENTAL SETTINGS: These are designed to control what a child can view, not what they can send so police are asking parents to be extra vigilant.
PRIVACY SETTINGS: These restrict who can see what is being posted by your child.
Share Aware campaign overview
To kids, online life is real life. And, just like in real life, kids need help to stay safe online.
Share Aware is an NSPCC and O2 campaign to help parents have regular and informed conversations with their child about online safety. We're aiming to get every family in the UK chatting about their kids' online world, just like they would about their day at school.
We tell children that’s it’s good to share, but online it’s different and sometimes it can be dangerous. Through our straight-forward, step-by-step advice and Icebreaker email series, we’ll show parents how to untangle the web and teach children how to make the right decisions online, even when parents aren’t there.
- Our new TV ad – Safety advice from a 10 year old.
- Icebreakers email series – We’ve teamed up with O2 to create a bespoke email series full of tips and information on different issues eg cyberbullying and inappropriate content, with activities parents can complete with their child.
- Mumsnet partnership– Join our Twitter Q&A at 12.30pm on 16th May using #ShareAware, alongside a Mumsnet Facebook live.
- Family agreements – We have created a downloadable family agreements document for families to complete and fill in together.
- Share Aware homepage - Read our step-by-step guide to being Share Aware and our TEAM (Talk, Explore, Manage, Agree) framework on how to stay safe online in four simple steps.
- Net Aware- Our guide to the most popular social networks sites, apps and games that children use. New sites site such as, Kiwi and Pokemon Gohave been added this year, along with a breaking news page and top tips from O2 Gurus both iOS and Android.
- Teaching resources – Download Share Aware teaching resources for use in the classroom.
- Specialised advice - Advisors at our O2 & NSPCC Online Safety Helpline – 0808 800 5002 – are here to help with any questions, or anyone can make an appointment with a Guru in store.
Click on the links below for more safeguarding information
Prevent For Schools (KCSIE Paragraph 29 and page 15)
Female Genital Mutilation: Guidelines to Protect Children and Women (KCSIE Paragraph 18, 29 and page 14)
DfE Bullying Guidance (KCSIE paragraph 29)
Theatre Education at Springbank - Keeping Children Safe Online
Our Governor for safeguarding is our Vice Chair, Sara Dunn, she is responsible for ensuring the school discharges its duties in relation to safeguarding appropriately (Paragraph 45/46 of Keeping Children Safe in Education 2016)
Our Chair of Governors is Claire Carroll
(KCSIE paragraph 5 and 36 + Annexe B) Our Designated Person's for safeguarding are:
Julie Vaccari Head Teacher (Responsibilities of the Designated Person 15.11.16)
Adam Lumley Assistant Head Teacher (Responsibilities of the Designated Person 11.02.16)
Dawn Wigley Safeguarding Officer (Responsibilities of the Designated Person 11.02.16)
Lee Aubrey Anti-Bullying Co-ordinator and PSHE lead.
(KCSIE paragraph 47/48) Our Designated Teacher's for Looked After Children are Caroline James and Marie Shaw
Health and Safety Team
Julie Vaccari - Ergonomics, accreditation
Laura Holmes - Schools Health and Safety contact
Adam Lumley - Risk assessment, Health and Safety Representative
Kerry Williams - Staff Welfare
Sara Dunn - Link Governor
Tracey Oldham - Day to day management of Health and Safety
Ady Gotheridge - Day to day managment of Health and Safety
As part of our safeguarding children procedures, may we please ask that you do not use your mobile phone during your time in school, or on any outings or school events. Thank you.
Here you will be able to find all our policies on Safeguarding (Paragraph 10 of Keeping Children Safe in Education July 2015)
- Confidential Reporting Whistleblowing Policy
- Child Protection Policy to Safeguard and Promote the Welfare of Children
- Springbank Esafety Policy
- LA Adopted Medicine Policy
- Creating a Safeguarding Culture Statement
- DFE School Attendance Guidance
- Acceptable Use of ICT Policy
- Anti-Bullying Policy
- Personal and Intimate Care Policy
- Use of Cameras and Mobile Phones Policy
- Handover Policy
- Discipline and Behaviour Policy
- Physical Violence Policy
- Physical Intervention and Positive Handling
- Multi Agency Statutory Guidance on FGM
- What to do if you are worried a child is being abused