Parent information

Please use this section to find school information on your left. Below are documents relating to safer internet use and e-safety for parents and children for your information.

The link below offers parenting advice from Peterborough City Council: http://www.peterboroughlscb.org.uk/

'Parent Zone and Parent Info offers our families advice and sources of support for children's online safety. Please take a look at the link below for further information.’

http://parentzone.org.uk/

http://parentinfo.org/

 

Please refer to the link below to access the latest copy of the Digital Parenting magazine.

http://www.vodafone.com/content/digital-parenting/learning-and-fun/digital-parenting-magazine.html

 

The NSPCC has produced a list for parents of apps to be aware of and their accessibility to the wider community.

Please take a look via the link below and keep your child safe by carefully monitoring or prohibiting their use on your child's electronic devices. 

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/networks/?order=-popularity#

 

Safeguarding

The designated Safeguarding Leads in school are Mrs Fran Hollingsworth, Mrs Charlotte Brattan and Miss Amanda Coomber.

Under the Education Act 2002 (section 175/157), schools must 'make arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children'.

We will endeavour to promote a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued.

The school will therefore be alert to signs of abuse and neglect and will follow the Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) procedures to ensure that children receive appropriate and effective support and protection.

Parents/Carers should know the law requires all school staff to pass on information which gives rise to concern about a child's welfare, including risk from neglect, physical, emotional or sexual abuse. The school should make parents/carers aware that records of welfare concerns may be kept about their child. They should be informed that school staff will seek, in general, to discuss any concerns with them including referrals to other agencies. However, in situations where the child is suspected to be at risk of harm, the law says that schools may take advice from other agencies without informing parents/carers.

In accordance with local information sharing protocols, we will ensure that information is shared securely and sensitively. Information will only be shared with other services where it is deemed necessary and proportionate to ensure that children and young people are safe and receive the right service.

Schools will seek advice from Social Care when they have reasonable cause to suspect a child may be suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. Occasionally, concerns are passed on which are later shown to be unfounded. Parents/carers will appreciate that the member of staff in the school with responsibility for child protection (known as the Designated Person for Child Protection) was carrying out their responsibilities in accordance with the law and acting in the best interests of all children.

Under Section 3 (5) of the Children Act 1989, schools or any person who has care of a child 'may...do what is reasonable in all the circumstances of the case for the purpose of safeguarding or promoting the child's welfare'. This means that on rare occasions, a school may need to 'hold' a child in school whilst Social Care and the police investigate any concerns further.

*The word 'school' is used throughout but this would include all educational settings e.g. Academies, Pupil Referral Units, Further Education establishments and Independent schools.

  1. NHS-LFF Public Info Leaflet_24JAN18
  2. Leave of Absent Request Form
  3. Online Safety Bulletin - for parents carers - July 2016
  4. E-Safety letter June 2016
  5. NSPCC Underwear Rule Leaflet for Parents
  6. 'Surf Safe' Poster displayed in classrooms
  7. Insafe Parents Guide
  8. Facebook Parents Advice