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Safeguarding

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Mrs Crawford
Designated Safeguarding Lead

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Mrs Cook
Deputy Safeguarding Lead

 

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Mrs Markell
Deputy Safeguarding Lead

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Miss Radford
Deputy Safeguarding Lead

All the governors and staff at Brinsworth Howarth Primary School share an objective to help keep the children safe by contributing to:

  • Providing a safe environment for them to learn

  • Identifying children who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm and taking appropriate action, with the aim of making sure that they are kept safe both at home and in the education setting.

 

To achieve this objective, we:

  • Aim to prevent unsuitable people from working with the children

  • Promote safe practice and challenge any poor or unsafe practice

  • Identify instances where there are grounds for concern about a child’s welfare and initiate or take appropriate action to keep them safe

  • Contribute to effective partnership working between all those involved in providing services for our children

 

For further information about how we keep children safe in our setting, please read the school's Safeguarding Policy Incorporating Child Protection. 

Safeguarding Policy 

Incorporating Child Protection

We follow the guidance set out by the Rotherham Safeguarding Children's board and the safeguarding team within the trust. Please see the information on Safeguarding Children's Board

All of our staff have read and abide by the following guidance.

Keeping Children Safe in Educaiton

2023

Rotherham Safeguarding Children's Board - Child Abuse

Are you worried?

Are you worried that a child you know is suffering from abuse? Please read the guidance below for more information. If you are at all worried, please come and speak to a member of staff in school or follow the reporting information below.

Domestic Abuse  - Ask for ANI

Ask for ANI (Action Needed Immediately) is a codeword scheme that provides a safe, discreet and confidential way for victims of domestic abuse to access immediate help from their local pharmacy or jobcentre. The website contains a postcode checker to help people find their nearest pharmacy/jobcentre. 

Ask for ANI is delivered in partnership with Safe Spaces, a safe and confidential room where victims can take some time to reflect, access information on specialist support services, or call friends or family. Safe Spaces are available anywhere Ask for ANI is offered.

Ask for ANI

Safe Spaces

Digital safety

At Brinsworth Howarth Primary School we encourage children to be safe and responsible when using online resources and promote the positive use of digital technology.

We ask for parents and carers to support our school in this by encouraging responsible use at home and by becoming more aware of the emerging issues online and any current concerns.

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Guides

Parent Online Safety Resource

We have provided some links to websites where parents/carers and staff can visit to access resources and materials suitable for all primary age ranges.

 https://www.childnet.com/resources/smartie-the-penguin/ (aimed at 3 - 7 years olds)

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/4_7/   (a quiz based website where children can acquire badges as they work through each section)

https://www.internetmatters.org/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/findoutmore/stay-safe-facts

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/articles/a-parents-guide-to-privacy-settings/ - Parent/carer guide to privacy settings

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/articles/gaming/ - What parents/carers need to know about gaming

https://saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/safer-internet-day-2024/parents-and-carers - Help and Advice for parents/carers 

Safer Internet Day 2023

On Tuesday 7th February 2023, we celebrated the annual 'Safer Internet Day'. The theme for the day was 'Making space for conversations about life online'. The children were involved in discussing and debating internet usage at home and at school, and learnt how to be more responsible when using digital devices. The children were be involved in a variety of activities which brought online safety to the forefront of their minds, however this is something that is continually raised amongst the children throughout our Computing curriculum.

The day is celebrated globally in various different ways and is a positive way of sharing vital and important messages.

Our staff work to ensure our pupils understand internet safety and how to be responsible internet users.

As part of the National Crime Agency, CEOP (The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) gives great advice to parents and children about staying safe online.

Age Ratings

Supporting Children's Mental Health

Online Bullying

Children may want to access the following websites which have further information about keeping safe online:

​The following is a link to the Rotherham Power website. There is lots of information for pupils and parents and some fabulous guides to keeping children safe when using particular apps and social media sites. http://www.rotherhampower.co.uk/

 

We have added lots of information documents below which detail how to keep your children safer online. Please look at them for specific information on APPs and programmes which your children may be using. Please also find a link to a website which will keep you, as a parent, more guidance on how to protect your child's privacy online. https://www.comparitech.com/blog/vpn-privacy/protecting-childrens-privacy/

 

​If you do have any concerns about what your child may be watching or playing online, a member of staff will be happy to talk about this and give advice on how to keep children safer online. 

Prevent

Brinsworth Howarth Primary School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all it's pupils. As a school we recognise that safeguarding against radicalisation is no different from safeguarding against any other vulnerability.

All staff are expected to uphold and promote the fundamental principles of British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

On 1st July 2015, the Prevent duty (section 26) of The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 came into force. This duty places the responsibility on local authorities to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.

As part of Brinsworth Howarth Primary School’s commitment to safeguarding and child protection we fully support the government's Prevent Strategy.

Keeping your child safe

The NSPCC wants to help parents and carers talk to their children about keeping themselves safe. Children should learn that there are parts of the body that are private and The Underwear Rule is just one way that - together - we can help prevent child abuse.

The Talking Pants Parents' Guide tells you all about it. On the website there is a Learn the Underwear Rule guide for children, too.

Operation Encompass

Domestic abuse is a crime and occurs across all of society, it can happen to anyone. It can include physical violence, sexual assault and rape, verbal abuse, humiliation, not allowing people to see family and friends, threats to take away children, stalking, and denial of medical care and threat of deportation.

We want parents to be aware that we are a school that participates in operation encompass.

Operation Encompass is a partnership between South Yorkshire Police and Education, has been designed to provide support for any child in school who may be affected by a domestic abuse incident where the police have attended.

A key safeguarding member of staff in school will be informed when a domestic abuse incident has been recorded within the previous 24 hours or over the weekend. This will enable school to monitor children possibly affected and, where required, support if necessary. This will remain confidential; no information about specific incidents is shared with school. The school will, however, be able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children who have been involved in, affected by, or witnessed a domestic abuse incident. More information can be found here: https://www.operationencompass.org/

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