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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 and the safeguarding team within the trust. Please see the information on Safeguarding Children's Board

File icon: pdf KeepingChildrenSafeinEducation-KCSIEUpdateSeptember2018-EduCareWhitepaper1_2 [pdf 250KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Keeping_children_safe_in_education_part_1_Sept_2018 [pdf 306KB] Click to download

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.

Digital safety

At Laughton Junior and Infant 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 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

 http://www.childnet.com/young-people/secondary.

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. 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/

Please have a look at the link below which gives information on Tik tok (formally Musical.ly).

Safety and safeguarding leaflets

File icon: pdf Letter_e-safety 2017 [pdf 166KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Omegle Parents' Guide [pdf 522KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Parents Guide for Instagram Updated 2014 [pdf 605KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Parents Guide for Oovoo Updated [pdf 207KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Parents Guide for Snapchat Updated 2015 [pdf 411KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Parents Guide for Whatsapp Updated [pdf 158KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Parents Guide To Ask.fm Updated 2015 [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Parents Guide to Cyber Security Updated [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Parents Guide to Cyberbullying [pdf 494KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Thinkuknow Parent's Guide to Facebook [pdf 462KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Thinkuknow Parent's Guide to Musical.ly [pdf 410KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Text speak - Acronyms [pdf 38KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Trolling-Poster [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf TikTok [pdf 298KB] Click to download

Useful websites

You may find the following website links useful

NSPCC

Childline

Prevent

Laughton Junior and Infant 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 Laughton Junior and Infant 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.