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Safeguarding

Safeguarding Statement

Safeguarding Team

Matt Vella - Head Teacher, Designated Safeguarding Officer
Julia Martin - Safeguarding Lead and Pastoral Lead
David Rowland - Assistant Head Teacher, Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Estelle Casey - Safeguarding Trained
Jeanette Cole - Safeguarding Trained

We would always hope to share any concerns we may have about your child with you, at the first opportunity as we hope you do with us about your, or any other child.  Part of our legal duty to safeguard your children, may also include us needing to consult with and take advice from other agencies such as the Police, or Children’s Social Care, should the need arise.

Safeguarding means - Protecting children from abuse and maltreatment, preventing harm to children's health or development and ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care.

E-Safety at St Michael's Academy

We would like to share with Parents some useful websites.

The NSPCC Netaware website (www.net-aware.org.uk.) has useful and specific information on Social Media and insight including things that you can do to keep your child safe online.

Fortnite - Here is some useful information regarding Fortnite and some advice for parents. https://www.internetmatters.org/hub/guidance/fortnite-battle-royal-parents-guide-keep-kids-safe-gaming/

 

Information about key social media platfoms and apps and keeping safe can be found here https://saferinternet.org.uk/guide-and-resource/social-media-guides?fbclid=IwAR2rfIs4uCvF5ltb_k1iSfYlWRym2BDEADSWLwWetUEEdegTTQsz2oxy9YA

 

Information about how to keep children safe online can be found here

www.brainpop.co.uk/blog/2014/10/look-both-ways-before-crossing-the-digital-road​ 

www.commonsensemedia.org – This website is really good and will give you recommendations on games, films and apps that are suitable for your child depending on their age.

www.thinkuknow.co.uk  – This website is the main Government one giving advice for parents on how to keep children safe online.

www.ceop.police.uk

www.childnet-int.org  – This website offers advice in a variety of languages

www.chatdanger.com 

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