Child Protection and Safeguarding

Information for parents about staying safe online

The internet is constantly changing and it can be hard to keep up with the latest apps and trends. The NSPCC have developed a guide for parents called Net Aware, which gives you clear and simple information about 50 of the most popular sites, apps and games that young people are using. Net Aware allows you to search for social networks by name, category and even icon colour and provides information about reporting, blocking, privacy settings and the type of content that you can expect to come across on that site, app or game. Net Aware provides reviews by parents and children themselves and is aimed at helping you to understand the social networks your child is using so you can have regular conversations with them about staying safe online.

You can access Net Aware at net-aware.org.uk and you may also want to take a look at the Share Aware guide  to helping keep your child safe online at www.nspcc.org.uk/shareaware

 

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During students’  time at Lampton we want them to feel  safe and to learn how to keep safe and stay happy.  Lampton  School is committed to ensuring that consistent and effective procedures are in place to fulfil its statutory obligation to safeguard and promote the welfare of the young people in its care.

The Department of Education, through Working Together to Safeguard Children (DfE 2013) and Keeping Children Safe in Education (DfE July 2015), places a duty on organisations to safeguard and promote the well-being of children and young people. At  Lampton School we are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students.

On occasion, a student may disclose information of a sensitive nature to a member of staff.  When this happens, staff will listen and explain clearly and calmly to students that information about their safety may mean that other people have to be informed in order to support and safeguard them.  They cannot promise to keep such information confidential.

When a member of staff has any child protection or welfare concerns about a student, they have a duty to report these concerns to the designated teacher in the school.

Lampton School takes its Safeguarding and Child Protection responsibilities very seriously. We work closely with the local authority and other appropriate external agencies to ensure the welfare of all our students. If you have any concerns about a child’s welfare, please contact a member of the Safeguarding team:-

Designated Safeguarding Staff Contact Details

The Designated Safeguarding Lead for Child Protection at  Lampton is: Ray Whyms: Deputy Head  (Pastoral)

Contact Details: 020 8572 1936  rwhyms@lampton.org.uk

 The Lead  Safeguarding Officers for Child Protection at Lampton are:

Susie Worthington:  Year 7-11

Contact details: 020 8572 1936 sworthington@lampton.org.uk

Lakshmy Rajah Year 12 to  13

Contact Details: 020 8572 1936 lrajah@lampton.org.uk

 Keeping Safe Advice Websites – click on the icons above to visit

Kidscape – Child Safety Organisation Equip young people, parents and professionals with the skills to tackle bullying and safeguarding issues across the UK.

Childline – ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of 19.

NSPCC – The leading children’s charity in the UK

Talk to Frank – Advice for young people

Useful websites

Visit the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre – The CEOP centre delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the exploitation of children. Parents can download the latest information from CEOP on how best to protect their child.

Pupils can find the latest information on the sites they like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what they can do about it.  Most importantly, there’s also a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online.

Parents can visit the latest ThinkUKnow Parents’ Section.

Family Lives provide  professional, non-judgmental support and advice in a way that all members of the family can freely access. Family Lives provide this through their 24 hour helpline, extensive advice on our website, live chat services, befriending services, and parenting/relationship support groups. Nearly all services are accessible at no charge to parents and you can contact them 365 days a year.

Click on the Family Lives logo to be taken to the www.familylives.org.uk

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