This page is designed to be a source of information about safeguarding for the community, parents and students alike – to help inform and educate everyone in our school community.
Every person connected with the academy has a personal responsibility for the highest standards of safeguarding of our pupils. It doesn’t matter how you are connected to the academy, as part of our community we all have a responsibility for safeguarding our pupils.
Mr D Siggs – DSL Miss P Smith – DDSL Mrs K Bracey – DDSL
Today’s children are growing up in a very different environment to the one we did. With easy access to websites and social media, our children can find themselves subject to pressures that we struggle to understand as they communicate in ways many of us are less familiar with.
It’s important to learn about potential dangers your child might face, as well as steps you can take to protect and educate your children with relation to the internet. And just as important – where you can turn to get help if you have a concern.
The Bromley Safeguarding Children Board have lots of information for parents and carers on helping children and young people to stay safe online: Useful Internet Safety Information
Pickhurst Academy offers all parent/carers the opportunity to attend a presentation on e-safety. Please take a look at the slides from a presentation earlier this year. Parents/carers at Pickhurst Academy will be notified of the date of when the next e-safety presentation will be held.
E-Safety Presentation to Parents – Be Internet Legends 11th February 2019
Here is a website that can offer resources and support.
www.thinkuknow.co.uk CEOP’s website aims to offer “the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. You can 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.” This information is brought to you by the team at the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre.
Pickhurst Academy operates a strict 1:1 handover procedure in line with effective Safeguarding Practice.