Wroughton Infant School

Safeguarding

Wroughton Infant School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

There is a strong culture of safeguarding. Children learn during lessons and in assemblies about how to keep themselves safe both while online and more generally. Training is in place for all staff and kept at a high profile through frequent discussion. Secure procedures are in place to check and manage recruitment. Staff identify those who may be at risk. They help reduce their risk of harm by acting quickly and working closely with a variety of agencies.
(Ofsted inspection October 2019)

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy which can be viewed in the policies section of our website or by following the link below.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.

We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.

Our designated safeguarding lead (DSL) is:

Miss Clare Keeping   

Our deputy designated safeguarding lead is: 

Mrs Tina Bull 

Our Safeguarding governor is:

Mr Andy Moreton

 

If you have a concern about a the welfare of a child please report it to the DSL or deputy DSL by contacting school immediately (01793) 812339.

If you are concerned about a child and you are not able to contact the DSL or deputy DSL, please contact the Swindon Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub on their emergency duty service by calling 01793 436699

https://www.swindon.gov.uk/info/20043/child_protection/43/multi_agency_safeguarding_hub/4

Policies

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and Procedures

PREVENT Policy

Safer Working Practices

Staff Code of Conduct

Whistleblowing Policy

Please also refer to you policies page here.

Any action is taken in line with the following legislation/guidance:

* Keeping Children Safe in Education (September 2021)

* South West Child Protection Procedures (SWCPP)

Working Together to Safeguard Children

* Swindon Local Safeguarding Partnership

* What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused

*Information-sharing :advice for practitioners providing safeguarding services

* The Prevent Duty

* Child Exploitation

Online Safety

Keeping safe online is a vital part of safeguarding the pupils at Wroughton Infant School. We have an extensive e-safety section below that you can use to help support the work we do in school in this area and to help teach their children basic online safety at home.

Staying Safe

We take online safety very seriously at Wroughton Infant School. Your children regularly receive lessons and reminders on how to stay safe and how to behave when using the internet. Click on the links for information to help you keep your children safe when using the internet outside of school.

Understanding and setting parental controls on devices

Safer Searching With Swiggle

Parenting in the digital world

Cyber Bullying

Get involved!

Online Safety For Parents

At Home

The technology children use every day can seem a bit daunting and you might worry about the risks your child can face online - such as bullying, contact from strangers or the possibility of them seeing illegal or inappropriate content.

You can download a simple checklist here that may help you start to protect your children online and decrease the risks they face. Or you can engage with your children regarding their use of the internet while at home. Here are some conversation starter ideas from www.childnet.com

 

  • Ask your children to tell you about the sites they like to visit and what they enjoy doing online.
  • Ask them about how they stay safe online. What tips do they have for you, and where did they learn them? What is OK and not OK to share?
  • Ask them if they know where to go for help, where to find the safety advice, privacy settings and how to report or block on the services they use.
  • Encourage them to help. Perhaps they can show you how to do something better online or they might have a friend who would benefit from their help and support.
  • Think about how you use the internet as a family.

Sign up to Childnet’s newsletter to keep up to date with current issues, news and blogs: http://www.childnet.com

Useful Links

Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre

CEOP’s ThinkUknow parents section

Internet terms and Language: A Guide for Parents

NSPCC - Online Safety

ThinkUKnow - Help for all ages from CEOP

The CyberSmile Foundation - Help With Online Apps

Childnet

Childline - Cyberbullying Help

Bullying UK

Our children are constantly encouraged to use modern technology to support their learning; therefore, we teach them to be safe and expect them to follow the rules below to protect themselves and their friends.

  • I will ask permission from a member of staff before using the internet;
  • I will only use my login and password, which I will keep secret;
  • I will not access other peoples files;
  • I will use the computers only for school work and homework;
  • I will not bring disks into school unless I have permission;
  • I will only e-mail people I know, or my teacher has approved;
  • The messages I send will be polite and sensible;
  • I will not give my home address or phone number, or arrange to meet someone, unless my parent, carer or teacher has given permission;
  • To help other pupils and myself, I will tell a teacher if I see anything I feel is inappropriate or I receive messages I do not like;
  • I understand that the school may check my computer files and may monitor the Internet sites I visit.

E-Safety

We take the safety of our pupils in all aspects of their life very seriously. Within that remit we are committed to educating our young people to be safe internet users and in supporting parents with this very important skill at home too.

In school we have an internet safety code of conduct that all pupils and staff are expected to adhere too. We have strong and constantly updated filters in place to protect and govern internet use. All computers are enabled with the dolphin facility. The dolphin floats on all out computer screens all the time and if the children see something that they are afraid of, unsure or or feel is inappropriate they can click on the dolphin which will fill the screen with a pleasant picture and enable them to alert a teacher.

Other Technology

Below is a link to articles from Parent Info, which provides high quality information to parents and carers about their children’s well-being and resilience. Parent Info is a collaboration between CEOP and Parent Zone.

  • Parent Zone was founded in 2005 and has a track record of providing information, support and advice to parents. In recent years, Parent Zone’s work has focused on the impact of digital technologies on families. They provide information, resources and training for parents and those who work with them. CEOP is the child protection command of the National Crime Agency. CEOP reaches over three million children and young people a year through its Thinkuknow education programme and regularly conveys its vital online safety messages to over 100,000 practitioners (such as social workers, teachers and police officers) registered to their network, who cascade these messages directly to children and young people.
  • http://parentinfo.org/articles/all

How to Deal with Concerns

If you are concerned about your child’s safety please do come and speak to your child’s class teacher in school. If you are worried that a crime has taken place online involving your child then you can also report it to CEOP (a police led online crime and safety service).

CEOP always recommend the following:

  • If you need urgent help, i.e. your child is in immediate danger such as meeting a stranger they have met online, then call 999;
  • Don’t delete any emails, images or conversations related to this report;
  • Don’t contact the suspect yourself: let the police do the detective work.

Most sites will also have their own report buttons or facility to block people and pages that cause you concern.

Parental Controls

It is advisable to look at the website of your broadband provider or contact them as many of the large providers have restrictions and controls that you can put in place to restrict your child’s use of the internet in your home. You can also action restrictions on individual devices.

Internet Explorer does have parental/family settings. Please follow instructions below to set parental controls:

  1. Open Internet Explorer
  2. Select “Tools” from the toolbar
  3. Select “Internet Options”
  4. Choose the “Content” tab
  5. Click “Enable”
  6. Adjust the slider to select the level you deem appropriate for your child
  7. Save changes

Firefox has an add-on called ‘Fox Filter’ which can be applied.

YouTube

Further useful reading:

Parents Factsheet

iPhone Safety Tips

Nintendo Safety Tips

iPad Safety Tips

Kindle Fire Safety Tips

Xbox Safety Tips

PS3 Safety Tips

Extremism and Radicalisation inc. PREVENT

It is vital that staff and parents are aware of the possible danger of extremism and radicalisation of children, predominantly but not solely through online activities. We are committed to supporting parents and pupils to be aware of these dangers. The document below provides further information on this and more support can be found on our e-safety page. Many of our staff have recently attended training in relation to the Counter Terrorism and Security act in order to understand how best to support and protect children against extremism and radicalisation according to Prevent Duty guidelines. Whole school staff training is carried out annually.

Wroughton Infant School British Values page

Channel and Prevent Multi-Agency Panel (PMAP) guidance

PREVENT

Prevent is about safeguarding people and communities from the threat of terrorism. Prevent is 1 of the 4 elements of CONTEST, the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy. It aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.

The Prevent strategy:

  • Responds to the ideological challenge we face from terrorism and aspects of extremism, and the threat we face from those who promote these views;
  • Provides practical help to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure they are given appropriate advice and support; and
  • Works with a wide range of sectors (including education, criminal justice, faith, charities, online and health) where there are risks of radicalisation that we need to deal with.