,
Message sent from:

Child Protection and Safeguarding including Online Safety

Please find below an addendum to our safeguarding policy in response to the Covid 19 school closures measures

At Belvedere Junior School, we are committed to practices which protect children from harm and aim to create a culture of vigilance throughout the school. Staff and volunteers in our school are aware of their statutory responsibilities with respect to safeguarding and accept and recognise their responsibilities to develop awareness of the issues which can cause children harm and to take appropriate action within a timely manner. We will always act in the best interest of the child.

It is acknowledged that a child can be abused, harmed or neglected in a family, institution or community setting by someone known to them, or less commonly, by a stranger. This includes someone in a position of trust such as a teacher or other professional.

Safeguarding and the promotion of a child’s welfare covers all aspects of the child’s life and we are committed to ensuring that all our actions in respect of a child are compatible with this aim. If there are concerns about a child’s welfare that do not meet the thresholds of child abuse, the school will consider whether working together with other relevant agencies to provide early help should be considered.

Designated Safeguarding Leads at Belvedere Junior School

Mrs Jennifer Frances - DSL & Prevent Link

Mr Matthew Bevan - DDSL & DT

Ms Barbara O'Hara - DDSL & Mental Health Link

Mrs Sharon Samuels - Pupil & Family Support Worker

Ms Viki Clarke - Attendance

Local Authority Links

For more information on each local authority's safeguarding teams, please click on the links below:

Bexley

Greenwich

Kent

Bromley

Lewisham

Online Safety

In our increasingly technological age, where children are accessing the internet at a young age, it is vital that parents and carers ensure that they are doing so in a safe way. In this section, you will find information and guidance as to how you can support this within the home and work with the school in order to ensure their safety and well-being.

Educate Against Hate

England's Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has launched a website that offers advice and support to parents, carers and professionals as part of a renewed drive against extremism. Please click the link below to access the web page.

Keeping Children Safe In Education 2019
DfE Statutory Guidance for schools and colleges.

NSPCC
A link to the NSPCC Helpline which provides support and advice if you have concerns regarding a child's welfare.

The Prevent Duty - Departmental advice for schools and childcare providers
The Prevent duty is the duty in the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 for schools and authorities to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.

Parentinfo: a collaboration between CEOP and Parent Zone
Here you'll find a collection of articles, tips, expert advice and resources designed to help parents keep up with what their children are doing on-line. Schools are welcome to subscribe to a feed for their own websites and use the content as they wish. Parent Info is a collaboration between Parent Zone(link is external), which has been providing information and support to parents for a decade, and CEOP(link is external), the Child Exploitation and Online Protection command of the National Crime Agency.

Child Exploitation Online Protection (CEOP)
CEOP works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account. This agency protects children from harm online and offline, directly through NCA led operations and in partnership with local and international agencies.

Online Safety
Website for parents to share with their child about keeping safe online. Materials on this site are also used within school as part of the Computing Curriculum on E-Safety. This site provides specific advice for parents and carers on preventing their children from becoming victims of sexual abuse and exploitation both online and in the ‘real world’.

How to be Safe and Epic Online
Internet Legends is an Internet safety and digital literacy tour for primary school children in the UK. New information is being regularly added. Includes advice for parents on how to set child safety controls on internet use.