Safeguarding & Online Safety

Safeguarding

The safety and well-being of every child and member of staff at Offham Primary School is of great importance to us. We hope this area will support you in keeping your child safe at home and help you to know what to do if you are concerned. 

Here at Offham Primary School we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We are aware that child protection and safeguarding are fundamental to the welfare of all children in our care. We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy.

We have 2 designated safeguarding leaders at Offham. If you have any concerns regarding the safety or well being of a pupil at our school please do not hesistate to contact one of them

 

Designated Safeguarding Leader:  Mrs Lisa Reason

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leader: Miss Olenka Kostiw 

 

Please click here for our Safeguarding Policy

 

 

Prevent strategy

As part of our commitment to safeguarding and child protection, we fully support the government's prevent strategy, and take guidance from Teaching Approaches to help build resilience to extremism.

What is the Prevent Strategy?

The Prevent strategy is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. It:

responds to the ideological challenge we face from terrorism and aspects of extremism, and the threat we face from those who promote these views

provides practical help to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure they are given appropriate advice and support 

works with a range of sectors (including education, criminal justice, faith, charities, online and health)

 Please click here for a link to the official government document.

Online Safety

Online Safety is a very important part of keeping children safe at Offham Primary School.

We have excellent security measures in place in school to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any Online Safety incidents brought to our attention inside and outside school are recorded and managed in accordance with our Online Safety Policy. Online Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.

It is very important we work in partnership with parents to ensure the Online Safety message is consistent. Therefore we provide regular parent information presentations, Online Safety magazines and Online Safety guidance to assist you with understanding how to be safe and behave appropriately online.  

For further information please see our Online Safety Policy

 

Useful E-Safety Documents

Children, ICT and E-Safety

Keeping Your Children Safe Online

Guide To Mobile Web Safety

The Safe Parenting Handbook

Supporting Young People On Line

 

Useful Websites

NSPCC

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk

https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

 

 

 

 

 

Offham Primary School
Church Road, Offham,
West Malling, Kent ME19 5NX

Telephone: 01732 842355
Fax: 01732 875133
Email: office@offham.kent.sch.uk

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