E-SAFETY & SAFEGUARDING

The Department for Education states:

The internet provides children and young people with a wealth of opportunities for their entertainment, communication and education. But there are also risks of harm through the deliberate behaviour of others online, and through exposure to inappropriate content.

As children grow up in an increasingly digital world, they need to be aware of the risks they face online. Everyone can play a part in keeping children safe and the internet industries have a particular responsibility to create tools and information to help.

Click the following link for a copy of Front Street’s esafety policy: E-Safety-Policy-2015-2018

In 2017, we have appointed Digital Leaders at school. These are a group of children who are specially trained to deliver important esafety information to their friends, classmates and family. Look out for regular updates from the Digital Leaders team.

Here are a number of links recommended for children and parents dedicated to securing an ‘e-safe’ environment:

Children Zone:

How do I surf safely?

http://www.safetynetkids.org.uk/personal-safety/staying-safe-online/

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/topics/stay-safe

http://www.childnet.com/young-people/primary

Parent Zone:

Parent Safety Guide

http://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/parents/

Further information on home safety software is available here:

broadband safety 

effectiveness of broadband safety

Safeguarding:

Our designated safeguarding lead is the Head Teacher – Mrs Gladstone. Other safeguarding leads are The Deputy Head – Mr Kelly, Assistant Heads- Miss Hoult and Mrs O’Neill and EYFS lead – Mrs Wilkinson.

For more detailed information about our safeguarding policies and/or procedures, click here.

  • We are an ‘Operation Encompass’ school.

Operation Encompass

What does this mean?

Operation Encompass is a joint operation between Gateshead Council, Northumbria Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner. This operation started in Gateshead in April 2015.

Operation Encompass was initiated in February 2011 with the purpose to ‘safeguard children and young people (4 – 16 years old) who are affected by domestic abuse by ensuring appropriate services are made aware of an incident at the earliest possible opportunity’.

Domestic Violence and Abuse Home Office Definition (2013) – Any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. This can encompass, but is not limited to, the following types of abuse: financial, sexual, physical, emotional and psychological

Operation Encompass Process – Police attend a DV incident in a home where a young person present à police record child name, age and school à CCN sent to Domestic Abuse Team (DAT) àDAT notify secure school email addresses (2) by 10:00 à school informs relevant staff à young person supported as needed à log updated to record actions.