Safeguarding

We take our Safeguarding responsibilites very seriously here at Moordown St John’s Primary School.

The Named Designated Staff for Child Protection is
Peter Herbert – Head Teacher: Tel 01202 527683 ext. 203

The Deputy Designated Staff for child protection are:
Mrs Gina Angiolini – Deputy Headteacher: Tel 01202 527683 ext 211
Mrs Emma Martin – Assistant Headteacher: Tel 01202 527683 ext 212

The Director responsible for Safeguarding and Child Protection is:
Ms Joanne Lapin Tel 01202 522988

Local Authority Designated Officer (Bournemouth):
Mike Masterman Tel 01202 456744

If you wish to discuss a safeguarding matter, please speak to one of the Moordown St John’s safeguarding team.

Helpful numbers:

  • Children First, Bournemouth Social Care 01202 458101
  • Childline /NSPCC 0800 1111
Domestic Abuse Information Sharing

Dorset Police send information about all domestic abuse incidents to Bournemouth and Poole local Authorities Children’s services. In turn, children’s services will send an ‘alert’ to all education settings whatever their status, to advise that an incident has occurred involving adults sharing the same address as a child or parent of the child. This alert will not contain the details of the incident unless there are other concerns about a child’s welfare. Information will be sent via a secure email address.

Safeguarding Policies:
Safeguarding Matters Regarding Clubs

This School takes seriously its duty of care to safeguard, prevent radicalisation and promote the welfare of children. We are committed to ensuring our safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities and government guidance, and complies with best practice to ensure that the welfare and interests of children are paramount in all circumstances. For further information please see our Safeguarding Policy.

December 2016
Given the recent publicity regarding the football enquiry into safeguarding, we would like to reassure parents that all clubs or activities run by the school and/or held on our premises are subject to robust safeguarding checks, including Enhanced Clearance through the Disclosure and Barring Service.

We would also like to remind parents to be vigilant when choosing a club or activity for their child.

The NSPCC runs the Child Protection in Sport Unit which has a lot of useful information for sports clubs and for parents  https://thecpsu.org.uk

Specific advice for parents can be found at https://thecpsu.org.uk/help-advice/related-information/information-for-parents-and-carers#what-to-look-for-in-a-sports-club

Adults with concerns or suspicions about the safety/welfare of a child can contact the NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000, by emailing help@nspcc.org.uk or by going online to nspcc.org.uk/helpline

NSPCC: ‘Every childhood is worth fighting for’

Useful links and information for parents and carers

 

Online safety

The NSPCC and O2 have launched a campaign to illustrate how innocent searches online can lead to not so innocent results. It highlights how using parental controls to block or filter content can help keep children safe online and includes information on how to set up parental controls on mobiles and tablets, home computers, search engines and games consoles.

Source: NSPCC   Date: 06 January 2017

 

Children’s engagement with the internet and social media

The Children’s Commissioner for England has published a report looking into how well children are prepared to engage with the internet. Findings include: opaque and lengthy social media terms and conditions mean children unknowingly waive privacy rights; a Mumsnet survey of nearly 900 parents of children aged 2-18 showed that 73% were concerned about their children accessing inappropriate material online, 49% were worried about their child oversharing personal information, and 41% felt they needed more advice to make informed decisions about their children’s online use. Recommendations include: a champion for children’s rights online is needed to enforce their rights with social media companies; an obligatory digital citizenship programme for 4 to 14 year-olds should be set up.

Source: Children’s Commissioner for England  Date: 04 January 2017