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:
These members of staff are identified around the school, on our safeguarding posters. You can also click their name above to send them an email.
Apps to help children stay safe online
The BBC have 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 which 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 activities in school then there are a few additional checks that 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!