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Robert Bloomfield

1. Safeguarding

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Every school must have a Child Protection Policy - often referred to as the school's Safeguarding Policy. The aim of the policy is to ensure that our school has effective measures in place to safeguard your children from the potential risk of harm and that the safety and wellbeing of the children are of the highest priority in all aspects of our school's work. Having the policy in place ensures that all members of your school community:

  • Are aware of their responsibilities in relation to safeguarding and child protection
  • Know the procedures that should be followed if they have a cause for concern
  • Know where to go to find additional information regarding safeguarding
  • Are aware of the key indicators relating to child abuse
  • Fully support the school's commitment to safeguarding and child protection.

Safeguarding is not just about protecting children from deliberate harm. It presents schools with a wide range of issues that they need to be prepared for.  

We aim to make RBA a safe and happy place to learn and work. If you have any concerns about the safety or welfare of any of our students please inform a member the safeguarding team.

RBA Safeguarding Team

  • Designated Safeguard Lead – Mrs Day
  • Deputy Safeguard Lead – Mr  Calmels
  • The safeguarding team also includes – Mrs Doe, Mrs Stevens, Mr Farmer, Mr Marshall, Mrs Burt, Mrs Thompson, Mr Guiney
  • Safeguarding Governor – Mrs Thompson 

Members of the safeguarding team can be contacted by phone (01462 628800) or, for non-confidential messages, email (rba-enquiries@bestacademies.org.uk)

We are a CPOMS School - staff can log into CPOMS by clicking on the logo below 

 

What we recommend and teach the children about Personal Security Guidelines

Pupils should:

Never reveal personal information, either their own or others, such as home addresses, telephone numbers and personal e-mail addresses etc.

Not use photographs of themselves on their web pages unless the parent/guardians have given permission to do so.

Never meet people in person that they have contacted on the internet without a parent/guardians permission.

Notify their teacher whenever they come across information or messages that are dangerous, inappropriate, or make them feel uncomfortable.

Be aware that the author of an e-mail or web page may not be the person they claim to be.

Access Permission:

Pupils are responsible for appropriate behaviour on the schools computer network just as they are in the classroom or in the school playground. Communications on the network are often public in nature. General school rules and the Behaviour Policy apply and it is expected that users will comply with the guidelines of this policy.

At the beginning of each year children are taught a series of E-Safety lessons the build their knowledge of how to stay safe online. The children also have refresher lessons each term.

Parental Support:

Pupils could potentially have unfiltered, unsupervised internet access at home. All parents should be aware of the concerns and benefits of school internet use. Parents are therefore encouraged to look at government guidance available on the internet to help in the supervision of their children. We have also organised and will continue to organise E-Safety training for parents.

 

Safety on the internet for parents website address: 

www.parentsonline.gov.uk

 

Useful Safeguarding Websites

 

    The PANTS rule 

   BBC Webwise – Safety and Privacy

    CEOP’s Thinkuknow

    Childline

    Childnet International

    Internet Matters

    Net Aware – Parents review kids’ social networks, apps and games

    NSPCC

    Minecraft – Staying safe on Minecraft

    Parent info from CEOP and Parent zone

    Anti- bullying Alliance

    The internet Watch Foundation

    UK Safer Internet Centre

    UK Safer Internet Centre – Parent controls – Parental Controls offered by your home Internet provider

 

Are you concerned... 

https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

 

Central Bedfordshire's Safeguarding Area:

https://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/info/11/children_and_young_people/112/child_protection_-_safeguarding_children_and_young_people