Read St Mary's Child Protection Policy here.
Please have a look at the new Safeguarding Partnership website, it has lots of really useful information for professionals, children & YP as well as parents.
INFORMATION FROM SALFORD CITY COUNCIL COMMUNITY SAFETY
Keep your child safe from phone thefts
If your child is making their own way home from school or out-and-about with friends, we have a few tips from Greater Manchester Police about phone theft and safety.
Always encourage children and young people to be aware of their surroundings and act on their instincts if they don’t feel safe.
Encourage them to keep phones and valuables out of sight in public areas and never leave them unattended. It only takes seconds to lose a phone.
Use a password or PIN to protect the phone, install a find my phone app and back up photos and data regularly.
Write your postcode on your phone using a UV pen and register it for free on www.immobilise.com – the national property register that can make it easier to return the phone if it is stolen and recovered.
Keep a record of your mobile phone’s International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) as you will need this if it is stolen - press *#06# into your keypad or ring your network provider to get it.
If your phone is stolen get it blocked. Call your network operator or Immobilise.com on 08701 123 123 if you don’t know the network’s customer service number and report it to the police.
As part of the Youth Crime Prevention Strategy, a number of resources have been published to help keep pupils safe in and out of school. Salford have produced a menu of opportunities to signpost you to relevant interventions, resources and activities, all developed to help reduce youth crime. It contains details of what the activity aims to achieve, cost (if applicable), capacity and contact details. Many are free of charge.
Access to the menu is open to all schools, on the welcome page of the Safer Schools Hub, https://www.saferschools.online/ you do not have to be a member to get the list of resources.
St Mary’s RC Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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 by clicking the link below.
When we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies, we will ensure that this is discussed with parents/cares first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare, in line with Legislation.
We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
There is a current threat from terrorism in the UK and this can include the exploitation of vulnerable young people, aiming to involve them in terrorism or to be active in supporting terrorism. All staff seek have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into Terrorism and draw upon The Prevent Duty Guidance, DfE Guidance “Keeping Children Safe in Education, 2015”; and specifically DCSF Resources “Learning Together to be Safe”, “Prevent: Resources Guide”, “Tackling Extremism in the UK”, and DfE’s “Teaching Approaches that help Build Resilience to Extremism among Young People” and have all undertaken "Prevent" training.
When operating this policy, we will use the following accepted Governmental definition of extremism which is:
‘Vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs; and/or calls for the death of members in our armed forces, whether in this country or oversees’.
Staff have training that gives them knowledge and confidence to identify children at risk of being drawn into terrorism, and to challenge extremist ideologies. Being drawn into terrorism includes not just violent but non-violent extremism, which can create an atmosphere conducive to terrorism and can popularise views which terrorists can exploit.
Concerns should be referred to the Designated Child Protection Person who has local contact details for Prevent and Channel referrals. They will also consider whether circumstances require the police to be contacted. http://www.partnersinsalford.org/asg-extremism.htm provides further information.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is:
Mr Stuart Hewson
St Mary's Primary school also encourages parents and children to visit the CEOP website (Child Exploitation & Online Protection) www.thinkuknow.co.uk to build knowledge of how to stay safe online. This website has lots of fun activities which children can gain vital information on staying safe, and also a direct link in order to report an issue.
Please click the link below to go straight to this site:
For urgent Child Protection/Safeguarding advice:
The Bridge Partnership on 0161 603 4500
Emergency Duty Team (EDT) on 0161 794 8888