Keeping Children Safe In Education
This page will help you with concerns you may have about children in education, with helpful information and websites from various different informative organisations.
- COVID-19 School Return
- Online Safety
- Child Sexual Exploitation
- Children with SEND
- Domestic Violence
- Radicalisation & Extremism
- Female Genital Mutilation
Parent Info provides information to parents and carers about their children’s well being and resilience. Check out their website at: http://parentinfo.org/ or scroll down for further information about specific topics.
The internet is an amazing source of information. Children can play, learn, create and connect – opening up a whole world of exciting possibilities. But how do you keep track of what they’re doing and make sure they’re staying safe?
For information on the risks that come with using the internet, check out this guide by the government for parents and carers on child safety online: Child Safety Online (PDF)
For more information about online safety and what you can do to help your child:
Child safety on YouTube – Parent fact sheet
www.nspcc.org.uk– Keeping Children Safe in Education
www.thinkuknow.co.uk – Protecting Your Children From Online Abuse
For more information including setting parental controls or reporting online abuse:
www.nspcc.org.uk – Parental Controls
www.ceop.police.uk – Reporting Online Abuse
For a copy of our school Online Policy click here or ask our school office for a hard copy.
Bullying can take many forms, from teasing and spreading rumours, to pushing someone around and causing physical harm. It often happens in front of other people.
Bullying includes name calling, mocking, kicking, taking or messing around with people’s belongings, writing or drawing offensive graffiti, gossiping, excluding people from groups, and threatening others.
For the signs, symptoms & the effects of bullying, check out the NSPCC webpage for more information: https://www.nspcc.org.uk
For advice on what to do if you suspect a child is being bullied, click on the links below;
For a copy of our school Anti-Bullying Policy (PDF) click here; Anti-bullying policy or alternatively you can ask for a hard copy from our school office.
Child Sexual Exploitation
Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is a form of child abuse. It occurs where anyone under the age of 18 is persuaded, coerced or forced into sexual activity in exchange for, amongst other things, money, drugs/alcohol, gifts, affection or status.
If you are worried about CSE, there are many informative websites & services available to support you. For more information on what CSE is and the signs and symptoms, check out the webpages below:
Parent Info is a collaboration between CEOP and Parent Zone. They provide information, resources and training for parents and carers about their children’s wellbeing and resilience. For more information check out their website at: http://parentinfo.org/
Victim Support is an independent charity and you can contact them for support regardless of whether you’ve contacted the police, and no matter how long ago the crime took place. You can find more information at https://www.victimsupport.org.uk
Children and young people with SEN all have learning difficulties or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn than most children and young people of the same age. These children and young people may need extra or different help from that given to others. For information about what SEND means, check out the guide below;
For Lambeth advice on SEND, guides for parents or applying for support, click on the links below:
Lambeth local offer provides information about provision for children and young people with SEND and support for their families. To see what they offer in the local community, check out the link below:
Domestic abuse is any type of controlling, bullying, threatening or violent behaviour between people in a relationship. But it isn’t just physical violence – domestic abuse includes emotional, physical, sexual, financial or psychological abuse.Domestic abuse can seriously harm children and young people. Witnessing domestic abuse is child abuse.
What are the signs of child abuse?
For information on what domestic abuse is and how it can affect children, click on the link below:
For further information, or if you are worried about a child & want to speak to someone, click on the link below:
This site has been created by the Department for Education and the Home Office, and helps answer many of the questions surrounding extremism. Follow the link below and take a look for yourself:
For further information and support, check out the links below:
Contact details and helplines:
Parentline: 0808 800 2222
NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
Female Genital Mutilation
FGM is abuse, and it is illegal in the UK; even if you are a UK national or permanent UK resident and get taken abroad to have FGM, anyone found guilty of the offence faces a maximum penalty of 14 years in prison. Statistics show that FGM is still on-going in England.
For more facts and statistics regarding FGM & contact information, check out the links below: