Safeguarding – including E-Safety

SAFEGUARDING & CHILD PROTECTION
The School recognises the importance of providing an ethos and environment within school that will help children to feel safe, secure and respected; encourage them to talk openly; and enable them to feel confident that they will be listened to.

At Lady Joanna we endeavour to support the welfare and safety of all children through:

  • Maintaining children’s welfare as our paramount concern
  • ensuring the content of the curriculum includes social and emotional aspects of learning
  • ensuring that child protection is included in the curriculum to help children stay safe, recognise when they don’t feel safe and identify who they might / can talk to
  • Providing suitable support and guidance so that students have a range of appropriate adults to approach if they are in difficulties
  • promoting a positive, supportive, neutral and secure environment where pupils can develop a sense of being valued and heard in their own right
  • Ensuring all steps are taken to maintain site security and student’s physical safety
  • Working with parents to build an understanding of the school’s responsibility to ensure the welfare of all children including the need for referral to other agencies in some situations
  • Ensuring all staff are able to recognise the signs and symptoms of abuse and are aware of the school’s procedures and lines of communication
  • Monitoring children and young people who have been identified as having welfare or protection concerns;  keeping confidential records which are stored securely and shared appropriately with other professionals
  • Developing effective and supportive liaison with other agencies

The Governing Body is accountable for ensuring that the school has effective policies and procedures in place in accordance with DCSF guidelines.  These policies are available upon request from the school office.  We welcome any suggestions and comments contributing to this process.

Please click here to read a copy of our safeguarding policy

E-SAFETY

  • e-Safety is concerned with safeguarding young people (and indeed adults!) in the digital world
  • It is about learning to understand and use new technologies in a positive way
  • E-safety is not about restricting children, but educating them about the risks as well as the benefits so they can feel confident and happy online.
  • Children are NOT allowed to bring Mobile Phones and mobile devices into school unless they have been given prior permission.

More details can be found at www.saferinternet.org.uk and www.kent.gov.uk/esafety . Why not register in the www.thinkuknow.co.uk in the parent/carer area for free advice and monthly emails.