Every school must have a Child Protection Policy and Safeguarding Policy. These can be found on the policies page of this website. The aim of the policies are to ensure 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 these policies in place ensure that all members of your 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.
Safeguarding is not just about protecting children from deliberate harm. It presents schools with a wide range of issues that they need to be prepared for.
Every school must also have a Designated Safeguarding Leader (DSL). Our DSL is Gareth Dee. Our Deputy DSL is Robin Price.
Let's talk PANTS
With the help of the friendly Buddy and our dinosaur Pantosaurus, talking PANTS is a simple way to teach your child how to stay safe from abuse.
We will cover this in our PSHE lessons, but you may like to reinforce this at home.
Please click the link below to take you diectly to the site.
Safety on the Web
Hurstbourne Tarrant CE Primary School encourages parents and children to visit the CEOP www.thinkuknow.co.uk to keep you and your friends safe with Hector Protector and his friends. Security on our computer system is a high priority because there are so many users.
Hurstbourne Tarrant CE Primary School encourages parents and children to visit the CEOP website (Child Exploitation & Online Protection) to build knowledge of how to stay safe online;. This website has lots of fun activities which children can gain vital information on staying safe.
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Internet access at Hurstbourne Tarrant CE Primary School is filtered but ultimately, parents and guardians of minors are responsible for setting and conveying the standards that their children should follow when using media and information sources. We also have a secondary filtering provided by a dedicated internet server/router. This provides additional filtering which allows the children to only view certain pages.
What we recommend and teach the children about Personal Security Guidelines
- Never reveal personal information, either their own or others, such as home addresses, telephone numbers and personal e-mail addresses etc.
- Not use photographs of themselves on their web pages unless the parent/guardians have given permission to do so.
- Never meet people in person that they have contacted on the internet without a parent/guardians permission.
- Notify their teacher whenever they come across information or messages that are dangerous, inappropriate, or make them feel uncomfortable.
- Be aware that the author of an e-mail or web page may not be the person they claim to be.
Pupils could potentially have unfiltered, unsupervised internet access at home. All parents should be aware of the concerns and benefits of school internet use. Parents are therefore encouraged to look at government guidance available on the internet to help in the supervision of their children. We have also organised and will continue to organise E-Safety training for parents.
Safety on the internet for parents website address: www.parentsonline.gov.uk
Broadband parental controls and internet safety for children can be found here:
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Vodafone have produced an excellent Digital Parenting Guide for schools - click below to view it:
Digital Parenting Guide