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
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 aware of what their online activity is. Help them to know what they need to do if they are worried about anything online.
Please find below a link to my letter sent home 31.01.19 and the links to parent guides.
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 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.