Safeguarding

Please can we ask that parents do not upload content onto social networking sites that feature other children to your own unless you have the other children's parents permission.
 
If you have already done this could we respectfully ask you to remove it.
 
Many thanks
Eastover Community Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
 

We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children and young people are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure children and young people receive effective support, protection and justice.

 

We believe that safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility.  We have a safeguarding team here in school that is headed by Ms Alcock (Deputy Head).  If you have any worries regarding child protection issues please speak to her.  If you have concerns out of school hours you can contact Somerset Direct on 0300 1232224.

 
 
Online Safety
More and more parents are expressing concern about their children’s safety online. The recently distributed Digital Parenting magazine has lots of practical advice but if you would like further help, please contact any member of the safeguarding team. We would be glad to offer a parent workshop if there was enough interest
Avon and Somerset Police
 
W0739 25112016 School Watch
W0739 25112016 School Watch
Getting the balance right between allowing children their independence and ensuring their safety when away from home can be difficult.
This guide provides advice and practical tips to parents on judging if a child is ready to be out on their own and how to prepare them for different situations such as walking to and from school by themselves, attending sports or holiday clubs, or going out to play with friends
Please use the following link to get them to the guide https://www.nspcc.org.uk/services-and-resources/research-and-resources/2015/out-alone/ there is also a good guide for Pokemon go giving advice on how to keep children safe when playing Pokemon go. parent guide -keeping children safe pokemon go
 

 
 
 
Keeping Children Safe Online NSPCC/02 resources:
 
The NSPCC and 02 have joined forces to help keep children safe online. Call our helpline, visit an O2 Guru or explore our online safety advice for everything you need to keep children safe online.
 
NSPCC-02 helpline:
 
A free adult helpline has been developed to provide people with expert advice on keeping children safe online. The helpline is available on: 0808 800 5002. People can also book to speak to an ‘02 Guru’ face to face in one of the 02 stores. For more information visit:  http://www.nspcc.org.uk/fighting-for-childhood/about-us/partners/nspcc-o2-online-safety-partnership/.
 
Innocent Searching campaign
Innocent searches online can lead to not so innocent results. But parental controls can help keep your child safe
 
Parental controls:
 
-          Video guide for IOS users: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mO1TYt5FAo0
-          Video guide for Android users: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kw0ydY66rq4
-          Video on safety using Minecraft: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gA_9nckZYLM&feature=youtu.be
-          A Parent’s Guide to Minecraft: tips and advice for keeping children safe on Minecraft:  https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/minecraft-a-parents-guide/
Advice on talking to your child about staying safe online: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/talking-your-child-staying-safe-online/. This includes what to do if you are worried about your child’s safety online, for example, taking inappropriate pictures, sharing personal information and more.
 
Share Aware: Help your child stay safe on social networks, apps and games. This includes a parent’s guide to talking to your child about what to share online, videos to support this, advice on what children use social networks for, age guidance and what to look out for: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/share-aware/
 

T. 01278 422693 E. office@eastover.somerset.sch.uk

Eastover Primary School, Wellington Road, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 5EX