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Safeguarding Statement

All the governors and staff at Laughton Junior and Infant 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. We follow the guidance set out by the Rotherham Safeguarding Children's board. Please see the information on Safeguarding Children's Board

Online safety

At Laughton Junior and Infant School we take Online 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 Online 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.

Their dedicated website, Think You Know, allows worries about online activity to be explored and their 'Click CEOP' button can be used to report concerns.

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

ThinkUknow

Childnet

Chatdanger

CBBC Stay Safe

Internet matters

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/

Please find attached a copy of an e-safety letter which will give you some support around keeping your children safe online.

Year 5 and 6 had an e-safety assembly with our local Police Community Support Officer on 7th February 2017.

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.

Useful websites

You may find the following website links useful

NSPCC

Childline

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.