Moat Farm Infant School ask all parents and visitors to refrain from using their mobile phones in school in line with our safeguarding policy.
Home isn’t always a safe place. Schools closing could put some children at greater risk of abuse and neglect and that’s why we’re supporting the NSPCC. If you’re worried about a child or young person, or if you notice that something just doesn’t seem right, the @NSPCC is here. You can talk to their helpline team who offer free support and guidance on 0808 800 5000 (8am-10pm Mon-Fri / 9am-6pm weekends) or you can email email@example.com 24/7.
TikTok Advice and Support
TikTok is a social media platform adored by young people and although there is an age restriction of 13 it is more commonly used by younger children. West Midlands Police have produced a brief guide to offer support for parents so they are able to monitor the child’s account and ensure safety is a priority.
Digital Safety Information and support from WM Police and CEOP
The following link offers help and advice for families in a digital worlds:
Domestic Violence support leaflets
CEOP have produced a package to support children and their families over the coming weeks and months. You can sign up to receive a fortnightly #OnlineSafetyAtHome email with new home activity packs. Each pack will contain simple 15-minute activities parents can do at home with their child using their Thinkuknow resources. They cover a range of ages from 5 to 14+.
CEOP have also produced an article on looking after your family’s mental health when you’re stuck indoors which parents may find of use.
- Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy
- Safer Recruitment Policy
- Children in Care Policy
- Safeguarding Governor Lead
- Safeguarding Guide for Parents
- Family Support Worker
- Keeping children safe in education 2019
- Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018
As a school we take part in Operation Encompass.
Operation Encompass is a police and Education early intervention safeguarding partnership that supports children and young people exposed to Domestic Abuse. It aims to ensure Schools are notified in a timely manner of any Domestic Abuse incident where child/ren are present or registered at the address. This early notification should mean that, in the majority of cases, schools are alerted in readiness for the children arriving at school the first working day following an incident.
Operation Encompass went live week commencing 1 October 2018 and the aim is that schools will know as close as possible to the start of the school day that the child has been or may have been exposed to a domestic abuse incident.
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