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Covingham Park Primary School

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Safeguarding

If you are concerned about a child, please either: · Contact our Designated Safeguarding Lead (Mrs Polley) or school’s Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (Mrs Clegg, Mrs Crabbe, Mrs Causton) via the school office. · Contact Family contact point & multi agency safeguarding hub on: 01793 466903 https://www.swindon.gov.uk/info/20043/child_protection/43/contact_social_services · Contact NSPCC: Call 0808 800 5000 or email help@nspcc.org.uk

We have a duty of care to pupils. Concerns about the welfare or safety of pupils will

usually be discussed with parents/carers. Our first priority is the child’s welfare and

therefore there may be occasions when concerns about a child means that we have to

consult other agencies before we contact the parent/carer.

When a safeguarding or child protection concern is reported to the safeguarding team a record of this concern is kept on file. These records are stored securely and confidentially with restricted access. Parents and carers are almost always informed of any concerns arising, unless to do so would increase the risk of harm to the child or there is information to suggest that a criminal offence has been committed. In these instances we will consult with Swindon’s Multi Agency safeguarding Hub in the first instance to seek advice. 

When a child transfers to a new school, this information transfers as well, separate to academic information and confidentially

 

Useful information:

 

NSPCC:

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/

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

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/

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Share Aware overview

Share Aware, from NSPCC and O2, gives parents all the tools they need to have regular and informed conversations with their child about staying safe online. Under 20% of parents discuss online safety regularly with their children but we want to get every family talking about their child’s life online, just as they would their day at school.

Parents can sign up to the Icebreaker email series and become an expert in their child’s online world in 6 weeks, follow our four simple steps to keeping kids safe online, watch our film ‘Safety advice from a 10 year old’ or visit Net Aware – our guide to your child’s social networks apps and games.

The internet is a great place for kids to be, being Share Aware makes it safer.

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