“Children want to be respected, their views to be heard, to have stable relationships with professionals built on trust and for consistent support provided for their individual needs. This should guide the behaviour of professionals. Anyone working with children should see and speak to the child; listen to what they say; take their views seriously; and work with them collaboratively when deciding how to support their needs”.
Here at Hinstock School and Hedgehogs Nursery we are committed to the above DFE statements from 'Working Togther in Education' 2015 and this is reflected throughout our Safeguarding Policies.
Information to help keep your child safe online can be found on several websites. The following we have found to be particularly useful.
Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP)
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) website is run by the National Crime Agency. It has links to various websites and information available for all ages of children.
Follow this link: CEOP Website
Think U Know
The internet has changed all of our lives, particularly our children’s. For parents and carers this opens up a whole new world of things to be aware of. For many of us, this can all be a bit too much.
You might be struggling to keep up with the things your child is doing online, you might wonder whether what they are doing is safe, and you might also be thinking how can I be as good a parent online as I am offline?
This site aims to make online parenting simple.
Follow this link: Thinkuknow Website
Shropshire's Safeguarding Children Board
The Shropshire Safeguarding Children Board website – designed to provide useful information and advice for professionals, parents and children. SSCB coordinate and monitor how the services and professional staff work together to protect children from abuse or neglect. It is very important that the right decisions are made to ensure that family life is supported whenever possible but that, where a child is at risk of significant harm, there is a coordinated and effective response to the situation. Agencies involved in protecting children can include the police, education, health, probation, the voluntary sector and other organisations who work with children, as well as Children’s Social Care who have the lead responsibility. E-Safety advice available for parents/carers. Follow this link: SSCB Website
Compass is the single point of contact for receiving new enquiries regarding concerns for the welfare or protection of children and young people in Shropshire.
Compass promotes the offer of early help to children and families in the first instance, where it’s safe to do so.
Compass provides other professionals with support and guidance in completing assessments for early help and delivering early help plans. This support includes the opportunity to book a consultation with either an early help social worker or a targeted youth worker. Follow this link: Compass
Childline is yours – a free, private and confidential service where you can be you. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help, however you want to get in touch. We’re here for you online, on the phone, anytime
Child abuse can take many forms. It can be emotional, physical, sexual or a lack of love and attention through neglect. And it can happen to any child, in any family, in any place or online.
Abuse often happens over a period of time, rather than as a one-off event, and can have a devastating effect on a child’s development and society as a whole.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. We can all play our part in preventing abuse. And we can all help a child who’s experienced abuse to get their life back on track.
E-Safety for Parents
The internet is a great place for children to be and we take E-Safety very seriously, but we know how difficult it can be to keep track of all the latest sites and apps that children are interested in. Below, we will try to help you with information to stay up to date so that we can all work together to keep our children safe.