Jarrow School Safeguarding Policy
Click here to open and download a copy of the school safeguarding policy in PDF format.
Operation Encompass is a new innovative project in which schools in South Tyneside will be participating and is being run in partnership with Northumbria Police.
The project, which will commence in January 2016, aims to support children who are affected by Domestic Abuse. Witnessing domestic abuse is really distressing for a young person, who can often see the abuse, hear it from another room, see a parent's injuries or distress afterwards or be physically hurt trying to stop the abuse.
As a result, following any domestic abuse incident being reported into Northumbria Police, specialist Police Officers will make contact with Children’s Social Care who will then communicate relevant and necessary information to nominated school staff. This will ensure that the school is made aware at the earliest possible opportunity and can subsequently provide support to children, in a way that means they feel safe and listened to.
Each school has a member of staff (key adult) who has been fully trained to liaise with the Police and Social Services, when required, and will ensure that necessary support is made available to the child following the disclosure of a domestic abuse incident.
We believe that this project demonstrates our school’s commitment to working in partnership, to safeguard and protect children, and to providing the best possible care and support for our pupils.
You can also find out more information through accessing the following website: http://www.operationencompass.org/
Click the links below to access two flyers in association with the UK Safer Internet Centre:
Click here to access the South Tyneside What App Parent Handout containing eSafety information for parents.
Click here to access esafety videos for parents and carers.
The MOMO challenge, which has had recent press coverage is very concerning and we would like to put parents minds at rest. Our school has put in place safeguarding protocols which do not allow access to any content of this nature. If, as a parent or guardian, you have not heard of or would like more information on what to look out for with this latest sinister challenge and tips for online safety you can download an advice sheet from the National Online Safety Organisation here.
Click here to access a PDF document from ConnectSafely.org entitled "A Parents' Guide to Facebook"
Click here to access a PDF document from the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre entitled "Learn how to protect your child online"
As part of its activities for Safer Internet Day, CEOP is launching 'Keeping up with the Joneses', a short 50's style trailer that aims to get parents and carers thinking about their children's online lives. On 7th February this will be followed by the release of 'The Parents and Carers Guide to the Internet', an entertaining and light-hearted TV-style show that aims to answer all the tricky questions about what it takes to be a good online parent! For further information please visit: http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents
Radicalisation & Extremism
Follow the link below in order to access recent government guidelines for parents and people working with children on keeping children safe from radicalisation and extremism.
South Tyneside Council has produced a leaflet with advice on the safeguarding of young people against radicalisation and extremism. You can download a copy in PDF format here.
LGBT+ Support Services for Young People
Click here for a list of organisations offering advice and support to LGBT+ young people.
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