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Safeguarding at Acton

We take our Safeguarding and child protection responsibilities very seriously. Our safeguarding policy ensures that our school has effective measures in place to safeguard your children from the potential risk of harm and that the safety and wellbeing of the children are of the highest priority in all aspects of our school's work. Having the policy in place ensures that all members of our school community:
  • Are aware of their responsibilities in relation to safeguarding and child protection.
  • Know the procedures that should be followed if they have a cause for concern.
  • Know where to go to find additional information regarding safeguarding.
  • Are aware of the key indicators relating to child abuse.
  • Fully support the school's commitment to safeguarding and child protection.
Our designated lead for Safeguarding and Child Protection is our Head of School Rachael McKinlay, who can be contacted directly by email at head@acton.cheshire.sch.uk or by calling the school office. Our designated deputy lead for Safeguarding and Child Protection is Mrs Laura Torrie

Operation Encompass

“In conjunction with Cheshire Police, Calveley Primary Academy is involved in a new initiative called Operation Encompass. The purpose of Operation Encompass is to safeguard and support children and young people who have been involved in, heard or witnessed a domestic abuse incident. Following such an incident, children will often arrive at school distressed, upset, worried and unprepared. Operation Encompass aims to ensure that appropriate school staff (called Key Adults) are made aware early enough to support children and young people in a way that means they feel safe and included.”

Our Key Adults are Mrs Beverley Dolman and Mrs Rachael McKinlay. 
You can find out more by visiting www.operationencompass.org


PANTs Campaign - the Underwear rule


We have a range of information and materials that we have specially produced for parents to help them talk to their children in an appropriate way about keeping safe and prevent abuse.  You may have heard about our recent PANTs Campaign and the underwear rule.

It may be useful to know that our underwear rule materials are produced in several different languages: Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Russian and Welsh and we also have specific guides for parents with children with special learning needs.

http://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/underwear-rule/


Esafety

 Here are some really interesting things on the Internet but not everything is useful and safe. This means we have to be SMART when we are online. Make sure you and your children know the SMART rules and remember these tips.

 

  • SAFE – Staying safe involves being careful and not giving out your name, address, mobile phone no., school name or password to people online.
  • MEETING someone you have only contacted online can be dangerous, they may not be telling the truth about who they are. Do not arrange to meet anyone you have met online.
  • ACCEPTING e-mails or opening files from people you don’t know or trust can get you into trouble – they may contain viruses or nasty messages.
  • RELIABLE – Some information you find on the Internet may not be correct.
  • TELL your parent, carer, teacher or any trusted adult if someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or worried, or if you or someone you know is being bullied online.

 

Always be careful when you are using the internet. It can help you to keep in touch with your friends and help your education – but it can also cause harm – to you and to others.

Remember help is always available at school if you are having any problems online.

Don’t be afraid to talk to your teacher or another adult at school.

 

If you or anyone you know is worried about Child Exploitation, Online Protection or anything related to Internet safety please click the link below which will take you to the CEOP reporting website:


CEOP

https://www.ceop.police.uk/ceop-reporting/


 

Share Aware – online safety campaign

We also get requests from schools and parents asking for guidance with online safety. You can find lots of information for parents on talking to children about staying safe online by visiting our website. We also have booklets. Also Schools have an important role in teaching children to protect themselves from all kinds of abuse, including online abuse.

Download our free Share Aware teaching resources and help teach your class to stay safe online.

http://www.nspcc.org.uk/shareaware-schools

 

Net Aware - For Parents

This is an information tool for parents about online, websites and apps. Helps parents to understand what their children are looking at online and helping to keep them safe.

http://www.net-aware.org.uk/#


Further Esafety Resources for children and parents 


https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/


https://www.bbc.com/ownit



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Rachael McKinlay,
17 Sep 2018, 12:40
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Rachael McKinlay,
16 Sep 2018, 11:33
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Rachael McKinlay,
16 Sep 2018, 11:33
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