Brimington Manor Infant & Nursery School fully recognises its responsibilities for Child Protection and Safeguarding.

Safeguarding arrangements at Brimington Manor Infant & Nursery School are underpinned by three key principles:

  • Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility: all Staff, Governors and Volunteers should play their full part in keeping children safe.
  • That Brimington Manor Infant & Nursery School operates a child-centred approach: a clear understanding of the needs, wishes, views and voices of children.
  • That all Staff, Governors and Volunteers have a clear understanding regarding abuse and neglect in all forms; including how to identify, respond and report. This also includes knowledge in the process for allegations against professionals. Staff, Governors and Volunteers should feel confident that they can report all matters of safeguarding children in the School where the information will be dealt with swiftly and securely, following the correct procedures with the safety and wellbeing of the children in mind at all times.

Policies & Useful Information 

Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy

Children Missing Education

Confidential Reporting Code (Whistleblowing Policy)

Esafety & Online policy

Extremism and Radicalisation Policy

Keeping_children_safe_in_education

Looked After Childrens Policy

Personal & Intimate Care Policy

Prevent Duty - June 2015

Private Fostering Policy

Revised Prevent Duty Guidance England & Wales_V2

Safer Working Practices

School Security Policy

Self harm practice guidance

Sexting Guidance

Tackling Extremism and Radicalisation - Sept 2015

What to do if you're worried a child is being abused - March 2015

With technology updating so quickly and becoming so much cheaper, it is fantastic that we now have the world at our fingertips and can learn in new and engaging ways. However, we have to make sure we are using new technology safely and appropriately and that our children are aware of the dangers of chatting online or sharing personal information. As part of our PSHE curriculum, we have had lots of discussion about using the internet safely and we felt that the children all responded well to it.

We can highly recommend the materials on the Thinkuknow website, for helpful tips and for a better understanding of what we have been discussing with the children.

Also take a look at this website on a Safer Internet usage.

There is a safer search engine (just like Google but heavily restricted) which is recommended by CEOP called Swiggle - please use this with your children at home for research. We have used it in school, so the children will be familiar with it.  http://www.swiggle.org.uk

For younger children, there is a story called 'Smartie the Penguin' which raises issues in a way that young children can relate to.

The older KS1 children are very familiar with 'Hector's World' - a series of cartoons about online safety and sharing 'personal information'. You can access the videos here: http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/5_7/hectorsworld

And some interactive activities here: www.hectorsworld.com/island/index.html

Lots of information on keeping children safe can be found here: www.nspcc.org.uk

NetAware is a simple guide for parents to the most popular social networks, apps and games. Learn about the privacy settings and safety guidelines for Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and more. You can also read up-to-date reviews from parents and children for each app, game and social network.  There is also an app available on iTunes and Google Play.

Please come into school if you have any concerns at all and we'd be happy to help where we can.

Top Tips

  • Always ask a grown up before you use the internet. They can help you find the best thing to do.
  • Don’t tell strangers where you live, your phone number or where you go to school. Only your friends and family need to know that.
  • Don’t send pictures to people you don’t know. You don’t want strangers looking at photos of you, your friends or your family.
  • Tell a grown up if you feel scared or unhappy about anything.
  • You can also call ‘Childline’ on: 08001111 to talk to someone who can help.

Useful Documents

Parental Guidance - Social Media

Safeguarding Guidance - Parents

Social Media Guidance - Parents

Social Media Guidance - School Staff

 

 

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