Norwood Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We promote a climate where children and adults feel confident about sharing concerns regarding their own safety and the well-being of others.
Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm, safe from bullying, safe from people who cause abuse, safe from discrimination or harassment, and that we all feel safe in our community.
If a member of staff has concerns which relate to a child or member of staff, this should be reported to a member of the Designated Safeguarding Team Patricia Bennet Deputy Head Teacher (Designated Safeguarding Lead), Lee Dumbell Head Teacher, Kim Taylor Pastoral Lead / Safeguarding Governor (Deputy Safeguarding Leads) who will follow school policy and procedure. Parents will be informed if a concern has been raised, that action to contact Sefton Local Children’s Safeguarding Team has been taken and they will be supported through the process which may follow.
Useful safety websites:
Think you know
Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it.
Parental controls offered by your home internet provider
How to set up filters on your home internet to help prevent age inappropriate content being accessed on devices in your home
FREE Anti-virus, Spyware protection from Microsoft
Use Microsoft Security Essentials to guard against viruses, spyware, and other evil software. It provides real-time protection for your home or small business PCs.
Hector's World Safety Button™
The Hector's World Safety Button is a free download to help protect children when they are on the computer. After you have installed the Button, a Hector's World character will swim in the top right-hand corner of your computer screen. If your child sees something that makes them feel confused or scared when they are using the computer, they can click on Hector (or one of his friends) to cover the screen while you get some help.
Google family safety guidelines - steps to secure your Internet browser
One of the most popular search engines in the world is Google. You can visit Google’s informative safety centre for simple step by step guides:
A Parents’ Guide to Facebook
Information about communicating with young Facebook users in your life more effectively. That’s important because 1) if something goes wrong, we want our children to come to us and 2) as the Internet becomes increasingly social and mobile, a parent’s guidance and support are ever more key to young people’s well-being in social media and technology
Government guidelines on Internet safety
Pokemon Guide for Parents - The Risks
Here, we'll take you through what you need to know about the game and how you can help keep children using the app safe.
Mobile Gaming with Pokemon Go
Explains a bit more about the app, the risks and what parents can do to avoid them