Barnack CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of its pupils. School staff, governors and volunteers are expected to demonstrate this commitment in all elements of their work. At Barnack we achieve this through:
Establishing and maintaining an environment where children feel secure and are encouraged to talk and are listened to.
Ensuring that staff are able to identify welfare concerns and take appropriate action to address their concerns.
Ensuring children know that there are adults in the school whom they can approach if they are worried.
Including opportunities in PHSE curriculum for children to develop the skills, they need to recognise and stay safe from abuse.
Recognising that each pupil’s welfare is of paramount importance and that some children may be especially vulnerable to abuse e.g. those with special educational needs, those living in adverse circumstances e.g. those who witness violence.
Rigorous internal systems are in place to ensure safeguarding at a high level. Staff, volunteers and parents should also be aware that anyone can make a referral to the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Safeguarding Board at any time. Further information and contact details can be found here.
Designated safeguarding leads: N.Fowkes (Headteacher), S. Walton (Deputy Head)
Safeguarding Governor: Mrs Katy Snaith
"Safer Internet Day 2020 will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 11th February with the slogan: ‘Together for a better Internet’."
Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved and join a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.
The day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community. It calls upon young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers, and wider, to join together and help to create a better internet.
More information can be found here from Safer Internet Day 2019:
The MOMO challenge
As many of you will be aware there has been a lot of press attention to the current online challenge called the MOMO challenge. Further to the advice, I sent out yesterday please find below some more advice from the Internet Matters website. I think the key advice seems to still be to keep open conversations going with your children and remind them aware of what their online activity is. Help them to know what they need to do if they are worried about anything online.
Updates- Jan 2019
Please find below a link to my letter sent home 31.01.19 and the links to parent guides.
Lots of great video guides for parents (Twitch, FiFA 18, WhatsApp)
If you have any concerns regarding safeguarding while you are in school, or outside of school, we would recommend you seek the support of a member of school staff or one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads. However, there may be an occasion when you feel you cannot speak to someone at school, or you may feel you need to speak to someone urgently.
Below you will find a range of website links for support. It includes where to seek advice from the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Safeguarding Board and useful websites for support with many issues you may face at some point. There is also a selection of websites we recommend our parents use to support their children at home with their Online Safety. Please be aware that these will be updated regularly as there is often new research and guidance- particularly with Online Safety.
Guidance for Parents with regards to Esports
Keeping your data private- an update for parents
NSPCCThe NSPCC website has lots of information to support parents and guides on The Underwear Rule.
NSPCC- Net AwareThe NSPCC has a range of resources to support parents to keep you up-to-date with current Apps
Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command (CEOP)There is a direct link to report child exploitation concerns on our homepage and this link takes you to their main site.
CAMBS and Peterborough safeguarding Board domestic violence guidance.Lots of valuable information relating to support for domestic violence
Women's AidIf you are concerned about domestic violence Women's Aid in Peterborough has a number to call for support
Young MindsInformation for parents if they are concerned about a young persons mental health
NHS supportGetting help from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
Place2BeGuidance and support regarding children's mental health and counseling
Parent ZoneA website full of information about Internet use at home- including links to the Digital Parenting Magazines
Digital Parenting Magazine PDF links
Childnet.comInformation on copyright and understanding what is legal and illegal downloading
Think You KnowA useful website with support for parents
Please have a look at the Useful Information section on our website which has some extra guidance and leaflets regarding Online Safety.
Royal Foundation: Stop. Speak. Support
The Royal Foundation's cyber bullying campaign, Stop. Speak. Support
Internet matters websiteA link to the parents advice page- information on various apps and technology. How to protect your child.
Internet mattersLots of fantastic advice for cyber-bullying: Learn about it, Protect your child, Deal with it, Stories and Resources.