Safeguarding at Dormston School
Dormston School is committed to the highest standards in protecting and safeguarding our pupils and students. Our school will support all pupils and students by:
protecting them from maltreatment;
preventing impairment of children's health and/or development;
ensuring that children and learners are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care;
ensuring that children have optimum life chances and enter adulthood successfull.
If you have a concern that any pupil or student is being harmed, is at risk of harm, or you receive information (intetionally or unintentionally) you must contact the following member of staff as soon as possible:
Mr S Dixon - Deputy Head Teacher
If this person is not available please contact:
Mrs J Elliott or Mrs L Smith
At Dormston we have a duty of care and must endeavour to protect all our pupils. If at any time we feel that a child’s welfare has been or is being compromised, we may wish to discuss the situation rationally and sensitively with parent(s). Very occasionally we refer children at risk to Children’s Services.
In accordance with statutory guidance ALL Dormston Staff have been made aware of and are in compliance with the following guidance:
- Keeping Children Safe in Education - September 2016
- Working Together to Safeguard Children - March 2015
- What to do if you're worried a child is beng abused - March 2015
These documents are attached below:
Keeping Children Safe in Education - September 2016
Working Together to Safeguard Children - March 2015
What to do if you're worried a child is being abused - March 2015
Dormston School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts within the school will require Enhanced DBS Clearance, ID and Qualification Checks.
Other Safeguarding Information for Parents
Please take a look at the links below to give you advice and tips on staying safe online:
Net aware is a parents’ guide to the social networks children and young people use. Stay up to date and keep your child safe in today’s digital world.www.net-aware.org.uk/
Staying safe on Minecraft | ParentInfo http://parentinfo.org/article/staying-safe-on-minecraft
BBC Webwise is part of the BBC website with help & support for all aspects of internet safety.
Avoiding Ratting - Remote Access Trojans
The Digizen website - "This provides information for educators, parents, carers, and young people. It is used to strengthen their awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is and encourages users of technology to be and become responsible Digital Citizens."
A guide from Google to show parents how they can protect your family online.
YouTube Safety Centre - http://www.youtube.com/yt/policyandsafety/safety.html
The 'Digital Parenting Guide' from Vodaphone "Read about the very latest technology and challenges in our new magazine - our Expert View articles, 'How to' guides and Take Action checklists will help you to stay up-to-date and feel more confident about getting involved."
The Cybersmile Foundation website (The Cyberbullying Charity) http://www.cybersmile.org
'The Parents' and Carers' Guide to the Internet', has been created by CEOP to provide a light hearted and realistic look at what it takes to be a better online parent.
"The Parents Guide to Technology from the UK Safer Internet Centre has been created to answer these questions and introduce some of the most popular devices, highlighting the safety tools available and empowering parents with the knowledge they need to support their children to use these technologies safely and responsibly".
How to set up the parental controls offered by your internet provider (UK Safer Internet Centre)
The parents section of the Know IT All website. The site contains information about positive ways young people are using different technologies, what the risks are to users and it outlines practical advice in avoiding or minimising risks when using online and mobile technologies.
Webcam safety- BBC Webwise
Child Safety Online Overview (Knowthenet)
Advice for parents and carers on cyberbullying
A Parents' Guide to Instagram