You can access our local children's safeguarding board here.
Childline 0800 1111 or https://www.childline.org.uk
Online safety at home
Pupils, Parents/ carers who have concerns about online safety at home may wish to contact the Child Explotation and Protection Centre (CEOP). Advice is freely available and by following the guidance you will be able report your concerns https://www.ceop.police.uk
Here you'll find a collection of articles, tips, expert advice and resources designed to help parents keep up with what their children are doing on-line.
PANTs Campaign – the Underwear rule
We have a range of information and materials that we have specially produced for parents to help them talk to their children in an appropriate way about keeping safe and prevent abuse. You may have heard about the PANTs Campaign and the underwear rule.
Please click here to find the video that can be shared with your children.
In conjunction with Cheshire Police, Whitegate CofE Primary is involved in an initiative called Operation Encompass. The purpose of Operation Encompass is to safeguard and support children and young people who have been involved in, heard or witnessed a domestic abuse incident. Following such an incident, children will often arrive at school distressed, upset, worried and unprepared. Operation Encompass aims to ensure that appropriate school staff (called Key Adults) are made aware early enough to support children and young people in a way that means they feel safe and included.
You can find out more by visiting www.operationencompass.org.
Difficult safeguarding issues that Ofsted ask us to bring to your attention
Ofsted have comprehensive experience of safeguarding issues, in schools all over the country. Sometimes there are issues that it is difficult to accept will happen to children. All too often we hear horror stories of schools and agencies failing individual children; and we need to be aware, in order to stop this happening.
Please check out these ‘easy to read’ articles about safeguarding issues that are currently highlighted by Ofsted. They affect all areas of our country and all kinds of communities. They can also be used to see sources of help.
Child Sexual Exploitation
Gender based equality, gender violence and outlawing female genital mutilation
Forced marriage issues and support
Substance misuse – signposting and support
Extremism and Radicalisation – PREVENT agenda