Safeguarding

North Ridge Community School - Safeguarding

The Government paper “Keeping Children Safe in Education” (Sept. 2019) states that:

‘Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play in safeguarding children. School and college staff are particularly important as they are in a position to identify concerns early and provide help for children, to prevent concerns from escalating. Schools and colleges and their staff form part of the wider safeguarding system for children. This system is described in statutory guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children March 2015. Schools and colleges should work with social care, the police, health services and other services to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.’

Please click here to access ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’

North Ridge Community School is committed to its legal and moral duty to promote the well-being of children, protect them from harm and ensure their wellbeing, and expects the whole school community to share in this commitment.

Everyone employed at North Ridge Community School has a responsibility in terms of child protection and we understand that every child has the right to feel safe and protected at all times and in any situation. We accept that we have a primary responsibility for the care, welfare and safety of the pupils in our charge, and we will carry out this duty through our teaching and learning, extracurricular activities, pastoral care and extended activities.

We hope that both parents and children will feel free to talk about any concerns and will see school as a safe place to discuss any difficulties.

Should you have any concerns regarding the safety of any child in school please don’t hesitate to contact our Safeguarding Team.

CEOP

North Ridge Community School recognises the importance of keeping safe online, whether on social media, games, other accessible Apps and on the World Wide Web.

We have a CEOP Ambassador on site to help staff to recognise the signs and support students, to support students to recognise when they are not safe, know how to keep safe and report to an adult any concerns, to support families in being more prepared for the changing world of modern day internet safety and to help you all stay Safe Online.

Please have a look at some of the web links listed below which can provide up to date information, guidance and suggestions on how to work with your young person safely.

In school we teach our students the importance of recognising when they feel unsafe online and to use the CEOP link to report this. This symbol is clearly displayed around school.

If you are worried about the way someone has been communicating with your son / daughter online please go to

https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/  or click on the CEOP link on our home page.

 

Other useful and informative sites for you to be aware of:
https://www.childnet.com/
https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/uk-council-for-child-internet-safety-ukccis
https://www.iwf.org.uk/
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
Advice on the dangers of certain apps for mobile devices:
https://www.net-aware.org.uk/
Guidance on checking settings on mobile devices through O2 and NSPCC:
https://www.o2.co.uk/help/nspcc/
Help on how to use and play games safely with your child or young person and encourage cooperative supervised fun online.

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Child Protection & Safeguarding Lead

Name: Mr Chris Evans

Their telephone number is 01302 720790.

E-mail: cevans@nexusmat.org

Deputy Child Protection & Safeguarding Officer

Name: Mrs Cass Heyes

Their telephone number is 01302 720790.

E-mail:   heyes@northridgesch.co.uk

 

 

Our Safeguarding and Child Protection Governor is:

Mr Darren Dickinson

Tel: 01302 720790

The Single Central Record Manager is:

Mrs Joyce Chattin

Tel: 01302 720790

Please remember, every child deserves to be kept safe!

Useful Sites:

Doncaster Safeguarding Children Board: http://doncasterscb.proceduresonline.com/chapters/contents.html

NSPCC: http://www.nspcc.org.uk/

Childline: http://www.childline.org.uk/pages/home.aspx

CEOP’s Thinkuknow: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

Anti-Bullying Alliance: http://anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/

Beat Bullying: http://www.beatbullying.org/

For all enquiries call us on 01302 720790 or email us