Holway Park Community Primary School recognises that the safety and welfare of children is paramount and that we have a responsibility to protect children in all of our school’s activities. We take all reasonable steps to ensure, through appropriate procedures and training. We seek to: · Create a safe and welcoming environment where children can develop their skills and confidence. · Recognise that safeguarding children is the responsibility of everyone, not just those who work with children. ·
The school is committed to equal opportunities and safer recruitment practice. Pre employment checks are undertaken before any post is confirmed. This post is subject to enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. ·
Ensure that any training or events are managed to the highest possible safety standards · Review ways of working to incorporate best practice. Including our Safeguarding Policy being regularly reviewed and updated to reflect current best practice and Government expectations. · Treat all children with respect regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation or identity.
Reminder- smart watches are not allowed to be worn in school. Governors and our dedicated Safeguarding Leads would like to remind you that internet activated, photo activated and recordings activated devices are not allowed in the school unless they are school owned resources; these devices breach our safeguarding strategy. Children wearing such devices to school will have them checked out for these facilities and confiscated and returned to parents if they are found to have the capacity for these actions.
KEEPING YOUR CHILDREN SAFE ONLINE
Parents' Guide for Safe YouTube and Internet Streaming for Kids
Bullying is deliberately hurtful behaviour repeated over time, where it is difficult for those being bullied to defend themselves.
DFE Definition of bullying
Bullying is “Behaviour by an individual or a group, usually repeated over time that intentionally hurts another individual either physically or emotionally”. (DfE “Preventing and Tackling Bullying”, March 2014)
Bullying can include: name calling, taunting, mocking, making offensive comments; kicking; hitting; taking belongings; producing offensive graffiti; gossiping; excluding people from groups and spreading hurtful and untruthful rumours. This includes the same inappropriate and harmful behaviours expressed via digital devices (cyberbullying) such as the sending of inappropriate messages by phone, text, Instant Messenger, through websites and social media sites and apps, and sending offensive or degrading images by mobile phone or via the internet.