Frome Vale has recently reviewed and updated their Safeguarding and Child Protection policies, an area that we take very seriously. It is, however, everybody’s responsibility to act if they feel that a child is not being cared for properly or being put at risk. If you suspect that a child is at risk or being harmed please contact either Heather Marshall, the Designated Safeguarding Lead or Mrs Saunders, Principal. Any conversations will be dealt with sensitively and confidentially.
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Children at Frome Vale Academy use the internet on a regular basis as part of their learning. In school we have regular E-Safety activities to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online.
Below are a few links to some very useful information regarding E-Safety for parents, carers and children.
The ‘Know IT all’ website has lots of useful information for parents and carers through interactive videos and presentations.
The ‘Thinkuknow’ website has been designed by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre, who you may have seen commenting on issues in the News. There’s lots of information here for children, parents, carers and teachers. www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents
This website is aimed at children in Key Stage 2 but is a great resource for learning about E-Safety and has some top tips on issues such as social networking.
‘Childnet’ provides lots of uselful links to websites relating to E-Safety for parents and carers.
‘Hector’s World’ is part of the ‘Thinkuknow’ website aimed at children in Key Stage 1. Explore the activities with your children to learn about E-Safety.
‘Thinkuknow Cyber Cafe’ is aimed at children in Key Stage 2 and has activities to support children’s learning about E-Safety.
For further information about cybercrime, and to watch the short film produced for the campaign, visit www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/news/765-campaign-targets-uk-s-youngest-cyber-criminals
For advice from the NCA on how to help young people avoid the risks of getting involved in cybercrime, and how to work with parents and carers on this issue visit: www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/crime-threats/cyber-crime/cyber-crime-preventing-young-people-from-getting-involved