Nothing is more important to us than the safety and welfare of our pupils. We take rigorous steps to ensure that children stay safe and do not come to any harm. We work closely with Parents/Carers and a range of professional external agencies in order to secure this.
If you have any concerns, no matter how small they may seem, about the safety or welfare of any child, please contact the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mr A. Buckeridge (Headteacher); or the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads; Mrs C. Jackson (Deputy Headteacher), Mrs D. Smith (SENDCo).
Our Governors responsible for Safeguarding are Julie Servaes and Etelka Moon.
NSPCC Net Aware
A practical guide to social networks, apps and online games.
For further Safeguarding details please visit/contact:
- NSPCC child protection helpline: 0808 800 5000
- Children’s social care
- To report a serious safeguarding concern directly you can contact the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub MASH: 0345 1551071
- Childline: 0800 1111
- Stop It Now! (for child sexual abuse): 0808 1000 900
- In an emergency, please call: 999
Please visit the Policies page for the details of our Child Protection and Safeguarding policy and safeguarding statement.
Online Safety (also called ‘internet safety’ or ‘E-safety’) is often defined as the safe and responsible use of technology. This includes the use of the internet and also other means of communication using electronic media (e.g. text messages, gaming devices, social media etc.).
Online safety is as much about behaviour as it is electronic security. Online safety in this context is classified into three areas of risk:
- Content: being exposed to illegal, inappropriate or harmful material
- Contact: being subjected to harmful online interaction with other users
- Conduct: personal online behaviour that increases the likelihood of, or causes, harm
At East-the-Water Primary School we take Internet e-safety extremely seriously. Internet safety lessons are built into PSHE lessons in every year group, teaching all pupils about how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.
We have extensive security measures in place in school to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any incidents are recorded and managed through a robust process. By doing this, we are able to understand how our pupils use the internet and offer targeted support for classes, individuals and parents.
We understand that parents and carers can be valuable educators for children on many issues that arise online. As such, we place them at the heart of our strategy. We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the Online Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents know the risks and speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.