Every person who works with our children understand their responsibility in keeping children safe and should be confident in how they will do that.
Our school community has a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children who are our pupils. This means that we have Safeguarding and Child Protection policies and procedures in place, which we refer to in our prospectus. All staff, including our volunteers and supply staff, must ensure that they are aware of our procedures.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will always ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with their parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that this is not in the child’s best interests or a child is at significant risk or in immediate danger.
• protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
• preventing harm to children’s health or development
• ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
• taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.
Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. This includes child protection procedures which detail how to respond to concerns about a child.
If you have any concerns regarding the welfare of a pupil, please report it to a designated Safeguarding Leader (DSL) Mr Roe or Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leaders (DDSL) Mrs Besharati and Mrs Boxall.
Click here to read our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy.
Click here for the latest guidance on ‘Sexting in schools’ from ‘UKCCIS’ .
Please click here for the February 2019 update of ‘Working together to safeguard children’
As part of Grassington Primary School’s ongoing safeguarding and child protection duties we are fully behind the government’s Prevent Strategy. All staff have received ‘Prevent’ training and understand about and how to deal with any issues they may see inside or outside school.
Please click here for a link to the official government document.
One of our key priorities is teaching children to keep themselves safe. This is done through the curriculum all year round.
Our teaching includes:
For more details, see below:
Crucial Crew – https://northyorkshire.police.uk/what-we-do/public-safety-and-welfare/crucial-crew/
NSPCC workshops –
E-safety is an integral part of children’s education in today’s digital world and is embedded in their learning at school. We also want to help our parents and children improve their own understanding of e-safety issues so they can learn to use the internet and all digital media in a safe and secure way.
You can download the DfE advice for parents on cyberbullying here
You can access the DfE online parents support website called Parent Info here
As a parent you’ll know how important the internet is to children – they use it to learn, play, socialise and express themselves. It’s a highly creative place of amazing opportunities. But the technology children use every day can seem a bit daunting and you might worry about the risks your child can face online – such as bullying, contact from strangers or the possibility of them seeing illegal or inappropriate content.
Talking to your child about how they use the internet will help you start to protect your children online and decrease the risks they face. Here are some conversation starter ideas from www.childnet.com
It’s important to remember that the legal age to have an account on most social media – Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, Snapchat – is 13 years old.
As part of your child’s curriculum and the development of computer skills, we provide access to the internet only in teacher supervised lessons. We strongly believe that the use of the web and email is hugely worthwhile and an essential tool for children as they grow up in the modern world. But because there are always concerns about children having access to undesirable materials, we have taken positive steps to deal with this risk in school. Our school internet access provider operates a filtering system that restricts access to inappropriate materials.
At the start of the school year, each class discusses how we can all stay safe online and the dangers we may face on the internet. We then ask every child in KS2 to sign an Acceptable Use Agreement so that we know they have read and understood our school’s rules on staying safe. We also have an Acceptable Use Agreement for our younger children.