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Our Safeguarding Team

Mrs Aggreh is our Safeguarding Lead
​Mrs Holland is our named Safeguarding Governor


Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES)

Adverse childhood experiences research tells us that early childhood experiences, particularly adverse ones - such as poverty, deprivation, physical or sexual abuse, having a parent or carer with a mental health problem, witnessing domestic conflict or violence - have an impact on mental health. The greater the number of adverse childhood experiences (ACES) a child faces before the age of 18, the greater their chance of poorer outcomes in adulthood. More information here.


Helpful Resources for Parents

The government has launched a campaign called 'Together we can tackle child abuse'. The resources, aimed at everyone in the community, include four very short videos explaining physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, neglect and online abuse. 
The simple mnemonic, ABC, is used to remind people that they should look out for changes in appearance, behaviour or communication. The webpage has a search engine to find out where to report abuse.
For more information, google ‘together we can tackle child abuse'.

Other useful websites:

The NSPCC website has lots of advice around the following safeguarding areas: self harm, online safety, talking about drugs and alcohol, talking about difficult topics, talking PANTS with your child and dealing with divorce and separation, click here

Pantosaurus -  click here

Red cross wellbeing support, click here

Online Safeguarding

Advice for pupils:

  • Always be careful when you are using the internet. It can help you to keep in touch with your friends and help your education, but it can also cause harm; to you and to others.
  • Remember help is always available at school if you are having any problems online.
  • Don’t be afraid to talk to your teacher or another adult at school.

Potential online risks can include:

  • Access and exposure to inappropriate /disturbing images and content
  • Access and exposure to racist or hate material
  • Sexual grooming, luring, abuse, and exploitation by/with strangers
  • Sharing personal information with strangers that could identify and locate a child offline
  • Online bullying (cyberbullying) by peers and people they consider their ‘friends’
  • Being encouraged to take part in violent behaviour such as ‘happy slapping’
  • Sending or receiving sexually explicit films, images, or messages of themselves or others (this is known as sexting when sent by mobile phone)
  • Glorifying activities such as drug-taking or excessive drinking
  • Physical harm to young people in making video content, such as enacting and imitating stunts and risk-taking activities
  • Leaving and running away from home as a result of contacts made online.

Advice for parents and carers:

There are several ways to help keep children and young people safe online:

  • Educate yourself and children and young people know about the dangers online
  • Tell them what they should do if anything goes wrong online or upsets them i.e. tell someone about it
  • Explain that anything shared online or by mobile phone could end up being seen by anyone
  • Ensure computers and laptops are used where you can see and not out of sight in a bedroom
  • Use parental settings, filtering software, and privacy setting to block inappropriate sites and content

To visit our online safety resource page click here

Our Early Help Offer

More information on our early help offer here 

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