E-Safety & Safeguarding
Safeguarding is our first priority at Fircroft.
If you ever have a concern about the safety or wellbeing of a child or anyone involved in our school community then please do contact one of our Safeguarding Leads or call the School Office and tell them that your concern is urgent as it relates to Safeguarding.
Ms Karen Spencer is the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) at Fircroft Primary School. Mrs York (Head Teacher), Mrs Doyle (Assistant Headteacher - KS2) and Mrs Thomas (Assistant Headteacher - EYFS/KS1) are the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads.
Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy October 2022
Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy Appendix
Out of hours/emergency contact
In an emergency contact the emergency services by calling 999.
If you are being abused or you are worried that a child/young person is at risk harm or abuse, contact Wandsworth’s Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH):
Telephone: 020 8871 6622
Telephone (after 5pm weekdays or on weekends): 020 8871 6000
The link to the Statutory Guidance for Keeping Children Safe in Education can be found here: Statutory Guidance for Keeping Children Safe in Education
To find out more about Safeguarding and Child Protection please visit the Wandsworth Information page: www.wscb.org
NSPCC Freephone Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000
NSPCC general guidance & advice: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/
NCPCC specific guidance on different types of abuse:
A dedicated number 0800 136 663, run by the NSPCC, provides both children and adults who are victims of sexual abuse in schools with the appropriate support and advice. This includes how to contact the police and report crimes if they wish. The helpline will also provide support to parents and professionals too.
Online Safety Video and links for Parents and Carers:
Apps to help children stay safe online
The BBC has a website and app called Own It. The website has a lot of content for children to help them navigate their online lives, and the free smartphone app comes with a special keyboard that can intervene with help and support in the moments that children need it the most. It can be downloaded for free in the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
SafeToNet is an app for parents to help them safeguard their children from online risks like cyberbullying and sexting, whilst respecting their child’s rights to privacy. The SafeToNet Foundation is providing UK families with free access to 1 million licences during coronavirus.
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.
We welcome parent volunteers at Fircroft.; If you would like to help out with school activities, then a few additional checks need to be done to keep our pupils safe. Please speak to any of the Senior Leaders if you would like to run a club, be a reading volunteer or have another amazing skill you'd like to share!
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