E-Safety & Safeguarding for families
Safeguarding is our priority at Fircroft.
If we have any concerns about your child, one of our designated safeguarding lead members of staff will discuss them with you. If you have concerns relating to safeguarding a child, we would ask that you speak to one of these members of staff too.
The members of staff are:
Ms Spencer (Assistant Headteacher), Mrs York (Head Teacher), Mrs Doyle (Assistant Headteacher) and Mrs Thomas (Assistant Headteacher).
These members of staff are identified around the school, on our safeguarding posters.
If you plan to help out in class or on trips or with other activities in school, you will need to have a clear police check before doing so. Please collect a DBS form from the school office. Completed forms should then be returned with all required documentation. We hope you will understand the need for this level of bureaucracy and that it will not dissuade you from offering to help!
We have also included PDF documents of the presentation and associated files that was shared at our recent Parent Forum.
Further information for parents/carers
Below are links to a number of charities that offer simple, clear guidance for how to approach discussions with the children in your household.
Parents & carers tell us that these particular websites have been invaluable when they have been discussing topics with their children.
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) is a command of the National Crime Agency. CEOP works across the UK tackling child sex abuse and providing advice for parents and young people.
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) is a charity campaigning and working in child protection in the United Kingdom and the Channel Islands. In addition to looking at the NSPCC website, we have also attached their 'Talk PANTS' guide for parents.
Parent Zone is an organisation that provides information to families and schools about issues that are caused or amplified by the internet.