Safeguarding

What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding refers to the processes adopted by our college community for actively observing, monitoring, reporting and recording ALL matters which may potentially put our students at risk of harm or abuse.

We are ALL part of the college ‘Safeguarding Team’ and work together to keep the students in our care safe and well. In addition to staff based within the college, we have a growing team of ‘External’ agencies who contribute additional support and services to our students and families, and together we work within the framework of the Liverpool Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB) in relation to Child Protection.

‘Safeguarding Team’ – Child Protection

ALL Staff share a collective responsibility for ‘Safeguarding’

The staff responsible for ensuring that Safeguarding processes and reporting are maintained are:

  • Sheila McAlister - Deputy Head & Safeguarding Lead
  • Margarita Haddock - Social Inclusion Manager & Deputy Safeguarding Lead
  • Liz Bellman - Learning Mentor & Anti-Bullying Co-ordinator
  • Neil Davidson - Learning Mentor,  EHAT Co-ordinator & Anti-Drug Co-ordinator
  • May Richardson and Ann Woodward are our Governors attached to Safeguarding

This section of the website contains further information about the Safeguarding at our College.

It will be updated as new actions occur and as information becomes available.


Links


Safer Internet Day took place on Tuesday 7th February 2017



Child Sexual Exploitation - Parent and Carer Information

A parents Guide to Share Aware

  • Guide for parents and carers including information and advice for keeping children safe online. Covers how to talk to your child about online safety, including suggested talking points. Makes suggestions for things that families can do such as setting boundaries, agreeing ground rules and being positive about the benefits of the internet. Discusses things that parents can do to keep children safe such as using filters and parental controls. Looks at what to do if things go wrong and where to get extra support.
    Author: NSPCC
    Organisation: NSPCC

A Parents Guide to Talking about Pornography

  • We can’t prevent our children seeing images and videos of pornography, but we can work towards preventing pornography harming our children.
    Author: The DAY Programme.
    Organisation: The DAY Programme

Anybody's Child - a film

  • A 30 minute film made by a group of young people living in foster families who wanted to get child sexual exploitation talked about.
    Author: Chatback
    Organisation: Chatback

Booklet for parents experiencing child sexual exploitation.

  • The booklet explores theories on what happens to the parent-child bond when a child is exploited, and offers strategies used by other parents to maintain some sort of daily routine and care for other non-affected family members. The booklet also provides information on accessing specialist support, such as Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and explores temporary accommodation options if it becomes unsafe for your child to remain at home.
    Author: PACE Parents Against Child Exploitation(formally Crop)
    Organisation: PACE

Child Sexual Exploitation - Advice for Parents & Carers 2015

  • Leaflet outlining signs of sexual abuse, what parents can do, how to report and further support/information.
    Author: Wiltshire Police / Gemstone
    Organisation: Wiltshire Police / Gemstone

Keep Them safe -Protecting Children from CSE

  • PACE (Parents against child sexual exploitation) have developed a short online course that raises awareness of how to spot the signs of child sexual exploitation and is free for anybody to complete.
    The link to the training is safeguardingchildren.vc-tms.co.uk/selfregistration
    More information about this course can be found here - www.safeguardingchildrenea.co.uk
    Author: PACE Parents Against Child Exploitation(formally Crop)
    Organisation: Pace/ Virtual College’s Safeguarding Children e-Academy

Keeping it together - a parents guide to coping with CSE 2015

  • This booklet is written for parents whose children are being sexually exploited by an individual or group of adults outside of the family unit. It was written in consultation with parents who have witnessed the sexual exploitation of their own daughters or sons. Although every parent’s situation is unique, we hope that this information can be interpreted in a way that is useful to you, and helps you to remain positive.
    Author: PACE Parents Against Child Exploitation(formally Crop)
    Organisation: PACE

Net aware - Guide to Social Networks , sites and Apps

  • Online guide to the social networks, sites and apps children use. Each entry includes: a brief description of the social network; key findings on what children and young people say to look out for and why they like it; and parents' opinions on the sign-up, privacy settings, reporting and safety advice associated with the social networks.
    Author: NSPCC
    Organisation: NSPCC

Out Alone - A Guide to Keeping your Child Safe

  • This leaflet offers practical advice on keeping children safe outside the home. Lists ten ways to keep children safe, a list of danger signs to look out for and a checklist for when to take action. Includes information on what questions to ask leisure organisations when choosing after and out of school activities.
    Author: NSPCC
    Organisation: NSPCC

SelfieCop - Information and Parent Fllier

  • Thousands of kids will receive a new smartphone this Christmas. Yet, 70% of phones are unmonitored by parents - & Sexting often fills the void1.
    Reliable evidence suggests 15%-25% of kids has created or seen a Sext2. The consequences can be devastating:
    - For kids depicted :: Sexting leads to depression & social withdrawal. - For kids who share images :: Sexting often leads to criminalisation. - For schools :: Sexting is highly disruptive to discipline & learning.
    The new app “SelfieCop” is the first parental-control to focus exclusively on deterring Sexting by tracking kids’ camera activity. It works in 2 ways:
    1- Everytime the camera is activated a message appears to remind kids that any photos they take may ultimately be seen by anyone. 2- SelfieCop also sends parents a copy of the photos & videos that are taken by the camera, so they can review them for safety (until their children are older).Please download full information...
    Author: SelfieCop
    Organisation: SelfieCop

Sexting and the Law 2015 - a leaflet

  • A basic guide to help professionals and the public deal with incidents of ‘sexting’
    Author: Safeguarding Board Northern Ireland
    Organisation: Safeguarding Board Northern Ireland

Whats the Problem? A guide for parents of children and young people who have got in trouble online

  • A guide to support parents of children who have been in trouble for viewing or sharing sexually explicit images online.
    Author: The Lucy faithful Foundation
    Organisation: The Lucy faithful Foundation

Get in Touch

  • Tel: 01332 585371
  • Write to: NWG Network Headquarters
    Suite 18, Parker House, Mansfield Road. Derby. DE21 4SZ

‘Safeguarding Team’ – Child Protection

ALL Staff share a collective responsibility for ‘Safeguarding’

the staff responsible for ensuring that Safeguarding processes and reporting are maintained are:

  • Sheila McAlister - Deputy Head & Safeguarding Lead
  • Margarita Haddock - Social Inclusion Manager & Deputy Safeguarding Lead
  • Liz Bellman - Learning Mentor & Anti-Bullying Co-ordinator
  • Neil Davidson - Learning Mentor,  EHAT Co-ordinator & Anti-Drug Co-ordinator
  • May Richardson and John Southern are our Governors attached to Safeguarding

This section of the website contains further information about the Safeguarding at our College.

It will be updated as new actions occur and as information becomes available.


Helpful websites for Parents and Carers

Advice for parents about talking to your child about creating, sending or receiving explicit images:

An e-learning tool for parents and carers:

Support for parents and carers

This pack offers  guidance on how to approach discussions with children about commercial content online:

Back to school basics for digital families:

Facebook privacy settings:

Top tips for iPhone, Blackberry, Nintendo, Playstation, Xbox, iPad and iPod touch:

Child Exploitation Online Protection (CEOP) Centre website for parents and carers:

Information for keeping your child safe online:


Helpful websites for Young People

A website designed by young people for use by young people on staying safe

A leaflet from Barnardos - Be aware, stay alert, keep safe!

A mini booklet about Child Sexual Exploitation

Healthy Relationship Checklist

Child Exploitation Online Resources for Young People

The Underwear Rule

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