Designated Safeguarding Leads
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 Child Protection and Safeguarding policy and Digital safeguarding policy.
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.
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.
At Brinsworth Howarth Primary School we take Digital Safety very seriously. We ensure that it is integrated into all areas of Computing being taught within school, so that children can see the real life dangers involved with using digital devices. The strong message being that digital safety is an issue at home as well as in school. E-Safety agreements have been discussed with each class and posters are displayed in each classroom, the children and parents are expected to sign an online safety agreement and these are referred to regularly whenever the internet is being used in class.
As well as this, the school also holds an annual "Online Safety Week". During this week, children have the opportunity to do a range of activities aimed at opening the children's eyes to a wide range of issues. They learn about how to deal with any online safety issues that they may come across. The children are involved in discussing and debating internet usage at home and how to be more responsible when using digital devices.
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.
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/
Brinsworth Howarth Primary School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its 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 1 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.