Safeguarding, E-Safety and Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)

Safeguarding and E-Safety

The Internet has become an integral part of children’s lives, enabling them to undertake research for school projects, talk to their friends and access information from around the world. This brings with it the need to ensure that learners are safe.We appreciate that social media can be a minefield for all concerned and its only by working together can we ensure that our young people use technology safely in the 21st century. Technology is an inextricable part of their life and we want to help you to ensure that they all stay safe.

Internet development is constantly evolving into ever more innovative areas with many websites enabling amazing creativity and interaction between peers.Unfortunately though, there are times when Internet use can have a negative effect on children. This section of our website is to ensure that parents are aware of the possible dangers and feel able to support their children to use the internet responsibly. Attached here is the presentation we show to all new Year 7 families at the new Year 7 Parents’ evening in the July before they join us in September: E-safety Presentation: Online safety

There is a also a useful  Parents’ Guide attached below, created by Vodaphone, with very useful parental support.

Further information on e-safety can be obtained from these websites below. Further information on Keeping Children Safe is in our

SVC Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy October 2018

Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness

In school, through tutor time, we have been reminding students what to do if they are worried about CSE (Child Sexual Exploitation) and who they should contact.  Unfortunately CSE is common throughout our country and the news headlines have demonstrated that it is widespread.  The following advice for parents on spotting CSE comes from the NSPCC:

1.    Your child may become secretive and stop engaging with usual friends. They may become very prone to mood swings.

2.    They may be associating with older men and/or women.

3.    They may go missing from home and be defensive about their location and activities.

4.    They may receive odd calls and messages on their mobiles or social media.

5.    They may be in possession of new, expensive items which they couldn’t normally afford, eg mobile phones, iPads.

If your child displays three or more of the above signs then you should contact school, the Police on 101 or ChildLine on 0800 111

Here are some links that might be useful: