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Safeguarding at Carter Community School

Safeguarding Statement

Carter Community School is committed to providing the highest possible standards of safeguarding and child protection. The aim of safeguarding and child protection is to ensure the safety and well-being of a student, and the student’s interests, should always be paramount.  The School has a duty to consider at all times the best interests of the student and take action to enable all students to achieve the best outcomes.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone has a role to play in identifying concerns, sharing information and taking prompt action.

We have a safeguarding team who you can speak to about any safeguarding concerns. Please do not hesitate to contact them if you have a concern.

Who is Who at Carter Community School

First point of call:

Safeguarding Officer (SO) 

Miss Kirsty Buxton 

 

Designated Safeguarding Leads for the School 

Mrs Gail Gardiner 

Miss Sam Davidson 

 

Looked after children Teacher - Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Gail Gardiner 

 

Local Governing Body   - Safeguarding

 

Nominated Safeguarding Governor of Local Governing Body  

Niki Husher 

 

Click here to view Safeguarding Leaflet for Parents

Click here to view Safeguarding Leaflet for Students


Safeguarding Policy

Our safeguarding policy takes into account the procedures and practice of Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch Local Authority and the published safeguarding arrangements set out by the Local Safeguarding Children Board.  Carter Community School is committed to providing the highest possible standards of safeguarding and child protection. The aim of safeguarding and child protection is to ensure the safety and well-being of a student, and the student’s interests, should always be paramount.   

Click here to view our Safeguarding policy

 

Child Confidentiality

Members of staff have a professional responsibility to share relevant information about the protection of students with other professional agencies. This can include Social care, Early Help services, Police and other agencies that may support your child. A member of staff must, therefore, never promise confidentiality.

Recording of Safeguarding Concerns at Carter

At Carter we use a software called CPOMS. CPOMS is a software application used for monitoring child protection, safeguarding and a whole range of other pastoral and welfare issues. Every member of staff across the school has an obligation to report any concerns which they may have for any student.

At Carter CPOMS allows all members of staff to record information in a safe and secure way and have relevant people alerted immediately. The access is highly restricted and only the Safeguarding Leads have access to view and action the reports made. All members of staff that are not the nominated Safeguarding Leads or Officers have reporting access only.

CPOMS is used across many schools and education settings and the records can be transferred like normal to a students future education or provision.

External alerts from Police or Social Care

Domestic Abuse Alerts

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) receives a notification from Borough of Poole Social Care when Police have visited a home in respect of a Domestic Abuse incident where a pupil of the school resides. This alert contains the details of adults involved, address and name of the pupil concerned. If the child does not live at the property where the domestic abuse alert has been recorded, we can still receive the alert due to their relationship being either their Mother, Father or person of responsibility. The DSL will liaise with the relevant staff in the Progress Team to ascertain our knowledge of the circumstances in the family home and contact Social Care in instances of concern or where more information is required. This alert will then be recorded on the child’s safeguarding file.

 

Support from External Agencies

If you have any safeguarding concerns, for your own child or another, please be aware that you can contact yourself to the below agencies:

Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch Social Care

01202 735046

Out of hours 01202 738256 5pm – 9am for emergencies only.

Dorset Social Care

01202228866

Click here to view the Social care contact leaflet

Other External support if you have concerns for the welfare of your family or another

Early Help Advice Point for Families (EHAP)

Click here to view the website 

You can contact them directly on 01202 262626 however they can be located in Poole at:

Dolphin Centre

Poole

Dorset

Postcode

BH15 1SA

For Families

The EHAP is here to help you get access to the right support when you need it; in the first instance please speak to your GP, Health Visitor or staff at your child's school or Children's Centre for Under 5s.  If the staff there can not help you then please do contact the EHAP who can give you advice or signpost you to the right people or place.

For Young people

If you are a young person in Poole who feels that you would like some help or advice please visit our website www.upinpoole.co.uk or contact or drop in to our dedicated young people's information and advice centre at Number 18 in Poole town centre - just off the High Street: 18 Hill Street, Poole BH15 1NR.

NSPCC Information

As parents, you want to make sure that your children develop healthily and thrive. The NSPCC can help you with advice on how you can build strong relationships with your children and keep them safe.
It's more than just physical safety. A big part of keeping children safe is making sure to look after their emotional and mental well-being. Helping them develop healthy emotional bonds from infancy can have a lifelong effect, and a strong relationship can make it easier when you want to discuss issues such as expressions of sexual behaviour or self-harm.
As your child grows older, you'll also worry about how to keep them safe when you're not always around. When is a child old enough to be home alone? And how can they keep safe when they're out on their own? You'll also want to teach them about online safety and the dangers of sexting.
Of course, some people find it awkward to talk about some subjects. So if you don't know how to talk to your child about difficult issues, these pages on the NSPCC website will provide helpful advice and support.

Information sourced from www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/ 

Please see the link below for the latest information from the NSPCC regarding letting children out on their own:

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/services-and-resources/research-and-resources/2015/out-alone/

Safeguarding and Internet Safety

Parent Guidance

A-Parents-Guide-to-Dealing-with-Sexting.pdf

Childline have produced an app to help individuals keep on line chat within safe boundaries - please click on this link and take a look -  ChildLine Zipit App

 We will be distributing this app to all students with an iPad in school (provided they have registered with Meraki)

 it is available for all Smartphones, iPads and Android Tablets   please encourage your child to use it.

 


                                                                                            

 


advice, help, report

 

 

Useful links

ThinkUkNow - Click here to find the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it. If you look after young people there’s an area for you too – with resources you can use in the classroom, at home or just to get with it. Most importantly, there’s also a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online.

Parents Guide to Technology - is an online resource providing advice about the benefits, capabilities and potential risks of smartphones, gaming devices, tablets and internet-enabled media players. Highlighting safety tools as well as setting out top tips to help parents encourage their children to stay safe.

UK Safer Internet Centre - Here you can find e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet

Educateagainsthate.com - The purpose of this site is to give parents, teachers and school leaders practical advice on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation.

ThinkUKnow - Parents and Carers social media campaign - In July we kick started a three month Parents and Carers social media campaign to encourage parents and carers to talk to their children about sex, relationships and the internet.
New for parents:
7 questions asked with the best advice for keeping children safe.

Pace - Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation

Parent Info - Preventing Violent Extremism, What Parents Can Do

Educate Against Hate - Parents Hub

E-safety advice and guidance for schools, parents, and students

Internet Matters – helping parents keep their children safe online

Safe School’s Team E-safety newsletter - summer

Safe School’s Team E-safety newsletter - spring

Safe School’s Team Parents e-safety newsletter - summer

Safe School’s Team Parents e-safety newsletter - spring

Safe Schools Team

Suzy Lamplugh's Internet Safety

E-Safety Adviser Newsletters

Family Support  

www.familylives.org.uk A 24hr Parentline service. Call about any family issues big or small. You can email or speak with parent support workers. They also do Face to Face groups run nationally.  

www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk A national service providing support for people experiencing domestic violence.  

www.rospa.com The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents  

New service for parents and carers called FamilyLinehttps://www.family-action.org.uk/
This service provides:

  • Immediate and long-term support
  • Help with practical information and guidance
  • Provides emotional and listening support
  • Help with understanding and accessing relevant services and information
  • Provide regular one-to-one befriending support to parents feeling isolated

Any parent or carer anywhere from England and Wales can get in touch with the service for free via telephone, text message or email using the below details:

  • Opening times: Monday to Friday 6pm-10pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-1pm.
  • Telephone: 0808 802 6666
  • Text message: 07537404282
  • Email: familyline@family-action.org.uk

Local Organisations

www.bournemouth-poole-lscb.org.uk/home
www.dorsetlscb.co.uk/
The partnership work of local organisations to promote the welfare of children and young people.  

www.poolefamilyinformationdirectory.com/kb5/poole/fis/home.page
A directory of all the local services available to families.    

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/keeping-children-safe-in-education
Department for Education.

 

Esafety

E-Safety champion for Carter is Mr D Elliott

www.e-safetysupport.com/blog#.U72frhZ4X9k
Support and advice for schools and parents / carers on e-safety  

www.vodafone.com/content/parents.html
Advice to help parents and carers stay in control of safety, no matter the age of your child  

http://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/share-aware/
NSPCC Advice for parents

UK Safer internet Centre
Here you can find e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet

Thinkuknow
Click here to find the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it. If you look after young people there’s an area for you too – with resources you can use in the classroom, at home or just to get with it. Most importantly, there’s also a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online.

Parents Guide to Technology
Is an online resource providing advice about the benefits, capabilities and potential risks of smartphones, gaming devices, tablets and internet-enabled media players. Highlighting safety tools as well as setting out top tips to help parents encourage their children to stay safe

Click here to view our Esafety Policy.

Anti-bullying

Anti-Bullying Champion for Carter is Miss L Tuffin

You can get in touch or raise any bullying concerns to the below email:
antibullying@carter.poole.sch.uk

www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/
A coalition of organisations and individuals working together to stop bullying  

www.antibullying.net
An independent organization offering support for anti-bullying  

www.bullying.co.uk
Part of Family Lives, a charity supporting parents and carers

Cyberbullying: Advice for headteachers and school staff

https://www.gov.uk/government/...

Advice for parents and carers on cyberbullying

https://www.gov.uk/government/...

Preventing and tackling bullying 

https://www.gov.uk/government/...

For more information regarding our anti-bullying policies, please email Antibullying@carter.poole.sch.uk

What is Prevent?

Prevent is the name given to a national strategy which aims to stop people from becoming violent extremists or supporting terroism. You can speak to your safeguarding lead about any concerns, or contact Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub:

  • mash@dorset.pnn.police.uk

Information and advice can also be sought from the Safer Poole team on 01202 223320. For more information on prevent there is a leaflet below in the documents section that you can view.

Educateagainsthate.com - The Purpose of this site is to give parents, teachers and school leaders practical advice on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation.

Parent Info - Preventing violent extremism, What parents can do

Useful Documentation

A Parents Guide to Sexting (final).pdf 290KB A Parents Guide to Sexting
Tips to Prevent Sexting.pdf 211KB Tips to Prevent Sexting
cybersmart_social_networking_brochure.pdf 1138KB Cybersmart Social Networking Brochure
image002.png 800KB Are you a good friend online?
SSCT Online safety and Anti-bullying Champions Newsletter Autumn 2016.pdf 665KB Online Safety and Anti-Bullying Champions Newsletter
Be Curious. Act against child neglect.pdf 1808KB Be Curious - Act Against Child Neglect
Prevent Leaflet.pdf 268KB Prevent Leaflet
ssct-online-safety-parents-spring-2019.pdf 612KB SSCT Online Safety Newsletter Spring 2019
Keeping Children Safe in Education Leaflet.pdf 135KB Keeping Children Safe in Education Leaflet
ssct-online-safety-parents-summer-2019.pdf 488KB SSCT Online Safety Newsletter Summer 2019
A little book of Self Help.pdf 1937KB A Little Book of Self Help
Body Image and Online Advertising Parent Leaflet.pdf 1389KB Body image and Online Advertising Parent Leaflet
Chat Health Leaflet.pdf 907KB Chat Health Leaflet
Get Digital Smart Leaflet.pdf 4091KB Get Digital Smart Leaflet
Is your child living elsewhere Leaflet.pdf 122KB Is Your Child Living Elsewhere Leaflet
Online Safety Share Aware Parent Leaflet.pdf 1076KB Online Safety Share Aware Parent Leaflet
Out Alone Leaflet.pdf 536KB Out Alone Leaflet
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