We are committed to keeping all pupils safe in school by ensuring that the following policies are adhered to:
All staff receive recommended training annually and pupils are taught how to keep themselves safe by being aware of stranger danger, using the internet, text messaging and mobile phones, keeping safe at home, road safety walks and bikeability.
Pupils are also encouraged to respect and be tolerant of other cultures, beliefs and religions. We include spiritual and moral education within our curriculum and at weekly assemblies.
We follow rigorous safer recruitment and pre-employment policies as provided by Juniper Human Resources at Essex County Council.
Essex Prevent Safeguarding Arrangements
Prevent is the multi-agency set of arrangements aimed at preventing individuals and groups from engaging in violent extremism. Prevent is not aimed at suppressing freedom of thought and expression.
Early indicators of extremism may include:
- Showing sympathy for extremist causes
- Glorifying violence
- Evidence of possessing illegal or extremist literature
- Advocating messages similar to illegal organisations such as ‘Muslims Against Crusades’ or other non-proscribed extremist groups such as the English Defence league
- Out of character changes in dress, behaviour and peer relationships
(reproduced from Tower Hamlets LSCB Prevent guidance 2015)
How can I support my child
Parents/carers can discuss the differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships with their children, this is really important in helping highlight potential risks to them.
There are also practical steps you can take, such as:
- Don’t wait to be 100% sure, collect evidence, if you suspect that your child is at risk – act now and call Child Line or Essex Police.
- Stay alert to changes in behaviour or any physical signs of abuse, e.g. bruising
- Be aware of new, unexplained gifts or possessions, e.g. mobile phones, and carefully monitor any instances of staying out late or not returning home
- Exercise caution around older friends your child may have, or relationships with other young people where there appears to be a power imbalance
- Make sure you understand the risks associated with your child being online and put measures in place to minimise them.
If you are concerned that a child or young person is being harmed, neglected or is at risk you should contact Essex Social Care on 0845 603 7627.
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Telephone: 0345 606 1212 or email.
In an emergency call the Police on 999.