Mrs Mawdsley is the Designated Safeguarding Lead. Ms Allen is also a designated person for safeguarding. All staff receive regular training in child protection and safeguarding procedures.
Mrs Mawdsley and Ms Allen have accredited training in safer recruitment procedures.
Our Designated Safeguarding Governor is Miss Smith, our Chair of Governors. Governors visit termly to check on the school’s safeguarding procedures.
Warwickshire’s safeguarding procedures can be found here.
If you have a concern out of school hours, please see the link below for who you can contact at any time of the day or night.
Whatever your worry, they are available to help you, by supporting and giving advice.
Website : https://www.nspcc.org.uk/
Tel : 0808 800 5000
If you have an urgent child safeguarding concern and cannot reach a designated safeguarding leader, please contact:
Child and Families Front Door
Email : triagehub@warwickshirehub
Tel : 01926 414144
At school and at home, and for kids of all ages, it’s really important to revisit the basics of online safety often. But aside from enabling parental controls on your home internet, what other e-safety advice should you be aware of to keep your children safe online?
Do I need to enable parental controls on my home internet?
Yes, you should be enabling parental controls on your home internet and on all devices with internet connection that your children have access to.
If you are struggling to figure out how to set up parental controls on your child’s device or your home internet, a quick Google search should give you access to detailed instructions. You can also consult the device’s user manual or contact your home internet provider directly for more information and advice about parental controls.
Should I limit the amount of time my child uses the internet?
Like everything, internet use is good in moderation, so it’s important to encourage hobbies that take children away from the screen, and to promote good habits such as no phones at the dinner table or employing “homework before computer” rules. Spending an hour away from a screen before bed is another effective way of ensuring that the balance between real life and online life is kept at a healthy level.
At what age should I let my child set up a profile on social media?
The minimum age requirement for a lot of social media apps and websites is 13 years old. There are some apps designed specifically for children with much lower minimum age requirements, and others designed for adults that are strictly 18+. The minimum age requirement should always be taken into consideration when deciding whether or not your child should be allowed to create a profile on social media—but always use your discretion if a website or app looks like it is unsuitable for children.
Should I let my child ‘vlog’ or upload videos of themselves to their ‘story’ on social media?
Vlogging and uploading videos to the internet—whether that’s a makeup tutorial or a comedy sketch, or anything in between—is a popular hobby for children and young people. While this form of expression can be creative and entertaining to interact with, there are some rules that you should instil in your children to make sure that they do not attract unwanted or harmful attention if they do decide to share videos of themselves online.
Remember, “once on the internet, always on the internet”
For further advice or support use these sites to help: