Our Designated Safeguarding and Child Protection Officers are:
Mrs Atkinson (Headteacher – Lead Designated Safeguarding and Child Protection Officer)
Miss Mackay (Assistant Headteacher and Senior Leader – Deputy Designated Safeguarding and Child Protection Officer)
Our Safeguarding Governor is Laura Macinnes
We cover online safety during our ICT Lessons but to reinforce some of the dangers to children while they are at home using your own internet service provider which is likely to be less secure than the schools filtering keeps our children aware of the dangers.
For the younger children Thinkuknow is a brilliant website designed to inform children of the dangers in an age appropriate way. Hector the Protector is a dolphin who explains some of the dangers of giving out personal information on websites. There a number of short video cartoons what the children can watch, explaining about a variety of different dangers. Watch them together, then ask the children questions. There are activities to do on the site and also Lee and Kim for the older child.
http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/5_7/ for younger children and
http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/ for the older child.
This link will explain how to setup parental controls offered by a number of internet service providers.
As part of Heathfield Academy’s commitment to safeguarding and child protection we fully support the government’s Prevent Strategy. As part of our annual Safeguarding trainings, we ensure that members of our team are aware of governmental priorities.
What is the Prevent Strategy?
The Prevent strategy is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. As described in official documents published by Her Majesty’s Government, the Prevent Strategy:
If you are concerned that a member of staff, a Governor or potential Governor may have links to extremism or that child might be at risk of extremism, or if you have any other concern about extremism at Heathfield Academy, please contact the Department for Education’s helpline on firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7340 7264. Parents/carers can also find some more information on the Educate Against Hate website by the DfE