Safeguarding at Whittington Green School
We all have a statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. If you have any concerns about the health and safety of a student at this school or feel that something may be troubling them, you should share this information with an appropriate member of school staff straight away. Some issues eg; a child’s appearance, hygiene, general behaviour, can be shared with any teacher or member of the support staff in school.
Do not worry that you may be reporting small matters – we would rather that you tell us things that turn out to be small than miss a worrying situation.
However, if you think that the matter is very serious and may relate to a child protection concern eg; physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect, you must talk to the people shown below immediately.
If you are unable to contact them you can ask the school office staff to find them to speak to you straight away about a confidential and urgent matter.
Any allegation or disclosure involving a member of staff or a volunteer at the school must be reported directly to the Head Teacher, unless it involves the Head Teacher, and then it should be reported directly to the Chair of the Governing Body.
Instagram – Online Safety Guide for Parents & Carers – Updated March 2019
Instagram is a hugely popular social networking app with over 1 billion snap happy users worldwide. The app, which is accessible on iOS and Android devices, allows users to upload images and videos to their feed, like an online gallery. Images and videos can be transformed with an array of filters to edit the shot before sharing.
In the news: On 1st March 2019, the NSPCC said that police in England and Wales recorded 1,944 incidents of sexual communication with children in the six months to September 2018, and Instagram was used in 32% of the 1,317 cases where a method was recorded. (Source: BBC)
TikTok – Online Safety Guide for Parents & Carers – Updated March 2019
TikTok is a global video community where users create, share and discover ‘funny and memorable moments’ via short video clips – typically about 15 seconds long. Videos can be ‘spiced up’ with special effect filters, stickers, music and sound clips. Currently one of the world’s most popular apps, TikTok was formerly known as Musical.ly, before it was rebranded by the Chinese company that acquired it in November 2017.