Eastwood Primary School and Nursery is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this committment.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding committment, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed in the Legal section of our website.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.
We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Rebecca Perman and our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mr Stephen Moon, Mrs Loraine Woodgate, Mrs Bellfield, Mrs Shorten, Mr Thursby and Mrs Bolton-Smith. Our Safeguarding Governor is John Coyle.
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Our staff are aware of the signs of cyberbullying and other online risks and our school computers and systems have filtering and monitoring software to safeguarding and support children.
Our staff follow the process for online safety set out in our Child Protection Policy. Staff who interact with children online look out for signs a child may be at risk. If a staff member is concerned about a child, that staff member will report that concern to the DSL or to a deputy DSL.
Staff will be aware of the signs and signals of cyberbullying and other risks online and apply the same child-centred safeguarding practices as when children were learning at the school.
- The school continues to ensure appropriate filters and monitors are in place
- Our governing body will review arrangements to ensure they remain appropriate
- The school has taken on board guidance from the UK Safer Internet Centre on safe remote learning and all websites and links shared to children have been reviewed and monitored for their age suitability.
- Staff have discussed the risk that professional boundaries could slip during this exceptional period and been reminded of the school’s code of conduct and importance of using school systems to communicate with children and their families.
- Children and young people accessing remote learning know how to raise concerns with the school, Childline, the UK Safer Internet Centre and CEOP.
- Parents and carers have received information about keeping children safe online with peers, the school, other education offers they may access and the wider internet community. Parents have been offered the following links:
Internet matters - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
London Grid for Learning - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
Net-aware - for support for parents and careers from the NSPCC
Parent info - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
Thinkuknow - for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
UK Safer Internet Centre - advice for parents and carers