Earlsmead Primary School Safeguarding Statement
Earlsmead Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all governors, staff and volunteers to share this commitment. It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure that students are cared for appropriately and safeguarded from any harm, and it is their duty of care to promote the health, safety and welfare of all members of the school community. Staff working at Earlsmead Primary School are expected to act professionally and provide a safe and supportive environment which secures the well-being and very best outcomes for all students in our care.
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Statement
On 22 July 2015 the Department for Education (DfE) published an updated version of its statutory guidance on safeguarding, Keeping Children Safe in Education, which sets out the statutory requirements regarding Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.
Earlsmead Primary School is committed to following this guidance when carrying out its duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
Speak Out, Stay Safe
The NSPCC came to visit us in January 2017 to deliver their "Speak Out, Stay Safe" assembly with the help of "Buddy".
More details about the NSPCC are available here : https://nspcc.org.uk
The telephone number for Childline is 0800 1111.
Online Gaming Concerns
A recent report by the BBC highlighted some of the dangers of many online computer games used by children, including the very popular Minecraft. The report is available to read via the following web address: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-38284216
The information on the following websites will help you and your children to stay safe online.
Social networking safety
Help and advice to manage your account settings to ensure privacy and to report any problems.
Set up parental controls offered by your home internet provider
CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) – Help and advice for parents/carers and young people. Make a report to CEOP.
Get Safe Online - Advice for adults and young people on a range of topics including protecting your computer, scam emails, online shopping, banking, identity theft, safeguarding children.
UK Safer Internet Centre - Help and advice for parents/carers and young people.
The Parent Zone – Digital Parenting magazine and articles.