Keeping Children Safe

At Stanbridge we believe keeping children safe and teaching children about this is essential.

We need to ensure children become knowledgeable users of technology and that they learn how to manage the risks and keep safe when working online and when operating as responsible citizens in the community. It is everyone’s responsibility to keep children safe.  

If you are worried that a child may be being abused please report immediately to the following staff in school.

Safeguarding at Stanbridge – Contact via the school office on 01525 210328 or email info@stanbridge.beds.sch.uk 

Designated Safeguarding Lead:  Miss Godwin – Head Teacher

Deputy Safeguarding Lead:  Miss Hughes – Senior Teacher

Assistant Safeguarding Lead:  Mrs Davies – Family Liaison Officer

Governor with responsibility for Safeguarding – Mrs V Clarke 

If you think a child you know is being harmed or at risk of being harmed, please contact the Access and Referral Hub on 0300 300 8585, who you can talk to about your concerns, and they will give you advice or may investigate the circumstances. All calls are treated in confidence and you need not give your details.  The Hub can be contacted outside of school hours.

Everyone has a responsibility to protect children from harm.

Some children can be at risk of neglect, emotional harm, including bullying, physical abuse and sexual abuse in any environment and can include close family members as well as strangers.

Radicalisation and Extremism Children, teenagers and adults can be drawn towards the process of radicalisation in a number of ways, many of which may overlap. When we talk about ‘vulnerability’ or ‘susceptibility’ within this context we mean individuals who, because of their circumstance, experiences or state of mind can be lead towards a terrorist ideology.  The website Lets Talk About It explains this by looking at the vulnerabilities that children or adults may experience that could leave them open to radicalisation and extremism.  Please go to www.ltai.info for further information.

Advice for Parents

Children need to know about the dangers faced whilst working or playing games online.  They need to know how to protect their personal identifiable information and not share this with others online.  Parents need to set controls to protect their children

TALK TO YOUR CHILD ABOUT HOW TO STAY SAFE ONLINE AND REPORT ANYTHING THAT MAKES THEM FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE.

SET UP PARENTAL CONTROLS TO PROTECT YOUR CHILD ONLINE

If adults are concerned or have any questions on how to approach the subject with their children you can contact the NSPCC Helpline on 0808 800 5000 or visit the NSPCC website.

Here are some useful links for parents.

LC2-Social-Networking-Agreement

E-Safety-Rules-for-Children

Challenges and hoaxes