Keeping Children Safe including Online Safety

Safeguarding is Everybody’s Responsibility

Children have a right to be looked after, cared for and protected. At Stanbridge we have a duty of care to ensure that all users of the school are kept safe from harm. We are committed to providing a secure and supportive environment in which children can develop and grow into mature and responsible people. Safeguarding children is an essential part of our holistic approach to ensure that children are protected from abuse and neglect including online.

The best interests of the children will always be our priority. As such, there are times we will need to record, monitor and share information with other agencies. We will share concerns about our pupils with the child’s parents/carers unless we have reason to believe that such a move would not be in the child’s best interest.

If you are worried that a child is at risk of harm, please report this immediately to the following staff in school on 01525 210328 or email 

Designated Safeguarding Lead: 

Deputy Safeguarding Leads:  

Designated Safeguarding Link Governor:

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 for further information.

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.

Advice for Parents – Keeping Your Child Safe Online


Further Information for Parents: How to keep your child safe online

Challenges and hoaxes