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Safeguarding Our Children

At Stockton Primary School we take our Safeguarding responsibilities very seriously. This means that we ensure that everyone working in our school has successfully completed the necessary clearances to enable them to work with children.

It also means that we have staff members who are specifically trained and nominated as the Designated Child Protection Officers (CPOs) within school. This is the Headteacher.  Mrs Parker, a senior teacher, is also trained as a Designated Safeguarding Lead. The Head Teacher has completed the DFE accredited safer recruitment training.

We are all expected to share any concerns we have about staff conduct around children with the Head Teacher. As in all schools, if there are concerns about the conduct of the Head, then these should be shared with the Chair of Governors. The staff ‘Whistleblowing Policy’ has been discussed and adopted and all staff have access to this document.

We also follow Warwickshire’s Local Safeguarding Children’s Board guidance and have systems in place to share concerns regarding children’s welfare with our CPOs, with parents and with relevant external agencies. Part of our legal duty to safeguard our children, may also include us needing to consult specifically with and take advice from, the Police or Children's Social Care, should the need arise. 

By working closely together as a staff and with our partner agencies, we firmly believe that we will continue to offer a safe learning environment for all our children.

If you have concerns about a child please speak to one of our Designated Child Protection Officers or call the Social Care Team on 01926 410410

E-Safety

Children at Stockton Primary School use the Internet on a regular basis as part of their learning. In school, we have regular 'e-safety' activities to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online.

At home, sometimes children can be given unsupervised access to the Internet. This, potentially, allows them to access all kinds of society (both good and bad) and bring
them virtually into their homes.

Our teachers receive training from CEOP Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre. Our children learn about e safety through CEOP’s Think You Know website.
Here are some tips and useful links to help you to keep your children safe online:

  • Facebook / Social networking sites - Many of these sites have a minimum age limit of 13, so our pupils should NOT be using them.
  • Keep your computer in a shared area - Talk to your child about what they are doing online and, if possible, set up your computer in a shared area at home so that you can all share in the wonderful sites that are available online.
  • Think U Know - containing internet safety advice for those aged from 5 to 16,along with parents and teachers, this site is produced by CEOP (the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre).

Useful Sites

  • Internet Safety Zone - Look in the 'Under 13s' section for useful safety advice and information.
  • Kidsmart - An award-winning internet safety programme for children.
  • Know IT All - lots of useful advice for keeping yourselves and your children safe on the Internet.
  • Bullying UK - Information and advice about bullying for children, parents and schools.
  • Kidscape - An organisation which helps to prevent bullying and child abuse.
  • Childline - ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK.
  • ThinkUknow - lots of useful advice from CEOP on how to stay safe online for children, parents and schools.
  • Staying Safe Online - A facebook page with information helping parents and their children in Coventry and Warwickshire stay safe online.