Safeguarding

The school is committed to ensuring that your child is safe whilst with us. This means that not only have we made every attempt to make both sites secure but take a firm line on bullying: our implementation of policies in both areas has been inspected and praised by the Local Authority.

All staff have been trained to level 1 in Child Protection and we have two highly qualified Child Protection Officers, one for each site:-

North Lodge : Mrs M Wilson (mwilson@parkviewlearning.net)

Church Chare : Mrs A Moore (amoore@parkviewlearning.net)

We make stringent safeguarding checks upon the suitability of all applicants when recruiting. Within the PSHE programme, there are modules on keeping safe and we focus upon teaching students e-safety. In our latest stakeholder surveys, safety was identified as a strength of the school by both students and their parents/carers.

Keep them Safe

  • Follow this link to the Childnet website for useful information and advice for parents about ONLINE GAMING
    http://www.childnet.com/resources/online-gaming-an-introduction-for-parents
  • Parents against Child Sexual Exploitation (PACE) and the Safeguarding Children E-Academy have teamed up to create a free, interactive e-learning course that equips parents, carers and others interested in learning more about child sexual exploitation with the knowledge and information to help safeguard children from this abuse.
    Learners will be able to recognise the signs of child sexual exploitation, to understand the impact of this abuse and know what to do if they suspect a child might be at risk.
    To register for this free online course follow the link:
    www.safeguardingchildrenea.co.uk
  • You can also access the PACE website on:
    www.paceuk.info

Useful resources for parents are the guides from ‘Think U Know’ and the NSPCC:

How to…guides (Think U Know)

Your guide to the social networks your kids use (NSPCC)

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

Vodafone have been particularly supportive of parents with the ‘Digital Parenting’ magazine they have produced for five years now. The magazine is available as a downloadable pdf here: http://www.vodafone.com/content/digital-parenting/learning-and-fun/digital-parenting-magazine.html#