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Safeguarding & Online Safety

Safeguarding at NCBIS
NCBIS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and well-being of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent, effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school .

We follow the procedures set out by UK statutory guidance and take account of guidance issued by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (in particular Safeguarding Children, Keeping Children Safe In Education 2018 and Safer Recruitment in Education 2007)  

 
School Safeguarding Team

If you want to know more about our procedures, please speak to one of the following:

Tracy Connor, Designated Safeguard Lead and Deputy Head of Primary tracy.connor@ncbis.co.uk
Kevin Rossall, Designated Safeguard Lead and Deputy Head of Secondary kevin.rossall@ncbis.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photographs and Videos

Whilst lots of parents and carers really enjoy seeing photos and videos of their children’s school life we are very mindful of our duty of care towards all our pupils. We take the issue of safeguarding very seriously and this includes the use of photographic and video images.

Any photographs or videos taken by parents, carers and relatives at school productions, sports days or other events are for the enjoyment of individual families. They must not be used in any way that could potentially place a child at risk. This would include publishing images in any form of print or on the internet including social networking sites. This is emphasised before concerts and shows etc and where practical a record of parents and relatives taking photographs or videos is made.

We understand that in exceptional circumstances a parent or carer may not wish their child to be photographed or videoed in this way. If this is the case then please contact the headteacher to discuss how this can be best achieved.

Occasionally, the local press will be invited to take photographs of school events and special achievements. We like to use photographs of our children on our website, in school documents, for parent information meetings, newsletters and on our display screens around the school. If you do not wish photographs of your child to be used for these purposes, then please contact the Headteacher.

If you are worried about a child’s safety please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Connor or Mr Rossall.

Please refer to the links below to give you all the needed information about Safeguarding your children:

Information sharing Advice for practitioners providing safeguarding services to children, young people, parents and carers

Keeping children safe in education Statutory guidance for schools and colleges Part 1: Information for all school and college staff

Working Together to Safeguard Children A guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children

Keeping children safe in education Statutory guidance for schools and colleges September 2018

The Prevent duty Departmental advice for schools and childcare providers June 2015

A Parents guide to Safeguarding at NCBIS

NCBIS Safeguarding and Protection Policy 2018-2020

NCBIS Voicing Concerns Guidance 2018-2019 (6)

DITTO June 2019

#DITTO is a free online safety (e-safety) magazine for schools, organisations and parents to keep you up to date with risks, issues, advice and guidance related to keeping children safe online, with a view to enjoying and learning about technology. A new edition is released approx. every 6 weeks.

 

Online Safety in the Primary School:

There are several elements to Internet Safety that we teach at NCBIS:

  1. How to use the internet safely, and what to do if something goes wrong or we see something we shouldn’t
  2. How to keep ourselves safe – keeping our details private and keeping our data secure
  3. How to behave when using technology – being courteous and responsible, and what to do if others treat us in a way which is not kind. This strand also links with our behaviour and anti-bullying policies.
  4. Encouraging a healthy use of technology – not over-using mobiles, consoles or computers.

You will have been asked to fill out our ‘Acceptable Use Policy’ when your child started at NCBIS.  This details some of the ways in which we encourage children to behave, and outlines our rules for safe use of technology. We also ask your permission for the use of photos and video on the website and in other places.

 

Lower Primary Online Safetey Rules- (created by our students)

Upper Primary Online Safetey Rules- (created by our students)

In the primary school, we teach all the strands of online safety from Years 1-6 in stand-alone dedicated online safety lessons. To view which elements of online safety are taught at which age, please click on the required year group.

Parental Support and Engagement

At NCBIS we really value the support and engagement we receive from our parent community. It is really important to us that parents and carers work together with us to ensure children stay safe in their use of technology at home as well as at school. When we talk about online-safety, we are not just talking referring to using the internet. We are talking about the use of computers, games consoles (such as Xbox or PS), mobile phones, televisions, tablets (such as the iPad) and many other things.

What to do if your child is worried

Talk to your child about what to do if they see content that worries or upsets them. Let them know they can talk to you, or another trusted adult, without getting in trouble if they do come across something that worries them.

If your child does see or do something, or meet someone online that worries them, they will be looking for your support. Try not to overreact if they tell you about something that has happened to them.

  • Emphasise they have made a good decision by sharing their concerns
  • Allow them to share what they want with you. Try to listen rather than ask lots of questions to begin with.
  • Offer emotional support, and let them know you’ll help.
Useful links for working on Online Saftey at home:
Videos to support Online Safety at home and in school

 

Online Saftey- KS1 Film : ‘Lee & Kim’ Cartoon Suitable 5 yrs  7 yrs

Online Saftey- KS2 : ‘Jigsaw’ Suitable for 8 yrs – 10 yrs

Online Safety- KS3 Film : ‘Consequences’ Suitable for 11 yrs – 16 yrs