Selby Community Primary School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all children in school and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board procedures.
The school will, in most circumstances, endeavour to discuss all concerns with parents about their child/ren. However, there may be exceptional circumstances when the school will discuss concerns with Social Care and/or the Police without parental knowledge (in accordance with Child Protection procedures). The school will, of course, always aim to maintain a positive relationship with all parents.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy which can be viewed in the Policies section of our website.
Our Designated Senior Person for Child Protection is
Mrs Anna Clarke
and the persons who deputise in her absence are
Mrs Becky Railton, Mr Ian Clennan and Mr Steffan Russon.
Useful Websites for Parents
- The PANTS / Underwear rule – guidance for parents on how to talk to your child about keeping themselves safe from sexual abuse
- Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, and to find out where to get more help and support.
- Commonsensemedia provide independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media for children and their parents.
- Government advice about protecting children from specific online harms such as child sexual abuse, sexting, and cyberbullying.
- BBC Webwise – Safety and Privacy
- CEOP’s Thinkuknow
- Childnet International
- Internet Matters provide age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls, and practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world.
- How Can I Help My Child? Marie Collins Foundation – Sexual Abuse Online.
- Let’s Talk About It provides advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation.
- Net Aware – Parents review kids’ social networks, apps and games
- Minecraft – Staying safe on Minecraft
- London Grid for Learning provides support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online.
- Stopitnow resource from The Lucy Faithfull Foundation can be used by parents and carers who are concerned about someone’s behaviour, including children who may be displaying concerning sexual behaviour (not just about online).
- Parent info from CEOP and Parent zone
- Anti- bullying Alliance
- The internet Watch Foundation
- UK Safer Internet Centre
- UK Safer Internet Centre – Parent controls – Parental Controls offered by your home internet provide
- Helpline for people who have experienced sexual abuse in education settings
- Child Safety online
- #Ask the awkward – Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre guidance to parents to talk to their children about online relationships
Useful Websites for Pupils
- Childline for free and confidential advice
- UK Safer Internet Centre to report and remove harmful online content
- CEOP for advice on making a report about online abuse