Safeguarding

The governors and staff at Loddington Church of England Primary School fully recognise the contribution that they make to safeguarding children. We recognise that all staff and volunteers have a full and active part to play in protecting our pupils from harm. Our school procedures for safeguarding children are in line with Northamptonshire Safeguarding Children Board (NSCB).

We wish to work with parents and carers to ensure the best possible care for your child, this may occasionally involve situations about which we have cause for concern to be referred to the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub

Our prime concern is always the well-being of our pupils and, if we act, it is to protect the individual. Every school is required to have a Designated Safeguarding Lead and at Loddington Church of England Primary School this is currently Mr Neil Aiken, the Head Teacher, the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Emma Laughton and the governor with responsibility for safeguarding is Mr Barry Hansford.

Any child in need, or at risk of significant harm will be reported to Mr Aiken or Mrs Laughton in the first instance and they will contact the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub if appropriate.

You will always be informed if the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub have been contacted, unless by doing so, it is considered to be placing your child at risk.

For further information, please see a full copy of our Safeguarding Policy September 2016 or alternatively contact Miss Young in the school office for a hard copy.

You will find detailed below a number of links to information to help you keep your child safe and also contact details to Social Services if you have any concerns you wish to raise directly with them.

http://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/en/councilservices/children/protecting-children/Pages/CSC.aspx

Contacting MASH – Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (Social Services)

 MASH@northamptonshire.gcsx.gov.uk

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Think you know is the CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) portal for safeguarding children against exploitation an online activity. There are resources for all ages, parents and teachers. www.thinkyouknow.co.uk

In the Parent Zone magazine, you’ll find a collection of articles, tips, expert advice and resources designed to help parents keep up with what their children are doing online.

Parent Info is a collaboration between Parent Zone and CEOP, the Child Exploitation and Online Protection command of the National Crime Agency.

 http://internetmatters.org  Internet matters, a not-for-profit organisation that has a simple purpose – to help keep children safe in the digital world.

http://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers   Childnet’s mission is to work in partnership with others around the world to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.

https://kids.youtube.com   YouTube Kids gives your family an easy way to watch their favourite programmes or explore anything that captures their imagination. It’s free, simple to use and full of family-friendly videos.

http://www.swiggle.org.uk  Swiggle.org.uk is a website aimed at Key Stage 2 learners (aged 7-11). It links to a wealth of learning and e-safety resources and includes a safe search feature.

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk   e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online.

https://www.net-aware.org.uk  Your guide to the social networks your kids use

Child Sexual Exploitation

Child sexual exploitation is a form of child sexual abuse. It occurs where an individual or group takes advantage of an imbalance of power to coerce, manipulate or deceive a child or young person under the age of 18 into sexual activity (a) in exchange for something the victim needs or wants, and/or (b) for the financial advantage or increased status of the perpetrator or facilitator. The victim may have been sexually exploited even if the sexual activity appears consensual. Child sexual exploitation does not always involve physical contact; it can also occur through the use of technology.

For the youngest children, the best starting point is the NSPCC’s PANTS resources

PANTS for parents
PANTS for foster carers 
PANTS for parents of children with autism

For KS2, in conjunction with the Home Office, the Blast Project developed the ‘Alright Charlie’ video resource.

Bullying

 The School will always treat bullying seriously and will work with children and their parents to address any concerns. if you do have concerns please talk to your child’s class teacher or speak to Mr Aiken.

There is a wealth of information on support for parents on this DfE link https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/preventing-and-tackling-bullying