Safeguarding


Safeguarding Statement

At Woodhouse, we are committed to safeguarding all our pupils and promoting their welfare and wellbeing and expect all members of the school community to share this commitment.

The school has two Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs): Mrs Crane and Mrs Smaldon, who should be contacted via the school if you have safeguarding concerns about a child. They are supported by the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads: Mr Freeman, Mrs Hirst, Miss Walker and Mr Bale. Our Safeguarding Governor is Mr John Eyles.

Woodhouse Primary School encourages all parents and carers to be vigilant to ensure that as a community we keep all our children safe.  If any parent or carer has concerns about their own child or another child, they should pass these on to Mrs Crane or Mrs Smaldon.  


Safeguarding Policies

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Safeguarding Leaflets

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Prevent

Prevent is part of the UK's counter terrorism strategy, aimed at preventing people from becoming involved in terrorism or supporting terrorism.  Prevent is a legal duty for schools under the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015.  This means that we need to be alert to the fact that people in Calderdale may be vulnerable to radicalisation, extremism and terrorism from different groups.

At Woodhouse, we recognise our duty to keep children safe from extremism in the same way in which we prioritise them being safeguarded in other ways.  We promote British Values through our assemblies, our curriculum and additional events that we organise.  

If anyone associated to our school is concerned that a child or adult in the school community may be at risk of radicalisation, they should refer concerns immediately to the Designated Safeguarding Leads (Mrs Crane and Smaldon) These people would then refer the matter to the Calderdale Prevent Coordinator.  

The government have also released an online reporting tool for any person who wishes to report illegal or harmful information, pictures or videos that they have found on the internet. A report can be made anonymously using the following link: www.gov.uk/report-terrorism


Online Safety

At Woodhouse, safeguarding our pupils remains highly important and the introduction of home learning and remote teaching brings with it greater challenges. Children will increasingly be using social networks to reach out to others and with that there will be an increased risk to fake news and online harms including grooming, radicalisation, exploitation, and bullying. All these issues could impact on their mental health and well-being. This is a time when many young people will be vulnerable and unfortunately, the potential for exploitation will be at its highest.

The UK Safer internet Centre has identified the following online risk categories;

  • Behaviour: sharing too much information
  • Content: age-inappropriate or unreliable content or fake news
  • Contact: strangers, bullies, groomers or radicalisers can contact children
  • Commercialism and financial exploitation: hidden costs of advertising in apps, games and websites
  • Extremism and radicalisation
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E-safety Newsletters

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Parents

Please be aware that there is the potential increase of fake/poor quality organisations offering online learning to families with young people.

Continue to talk to your children about their online activity. The following websites offer a wealth of information and advice about keeping children safe online 

Thinkuknow?

Thinkuknow is the education programme from the National Crime Agency's CEOP command. Thinkuknow aims to empowers children and young people aged 5-17 to identify the risks they may face online and know where they can go for support.

Offers resources for pupils, parents and professionals.

Appropriate for: All


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NSPCC NetAware

provides a useful guide to social networks, apps and guide.


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Childline - Coronavirus Advice

Childline - Wikipedia

Childline has updated its Coronavirus webpage to include tips for children and young people on coping at home during lockdown.

The advice includes the top 10 tips to help children cope during lockdown and great advice for children who are feeling worried or anxious about their current situation.


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Pupils

Remember how to access online activities safely and look after yourselves and others. Have a look at these websites:

Childline

Childline is a free 24-hour counselling service for children and young people up to their 19th birthday in the United Kingdom provided by the NSPCC. Childline deals with any issue which causes distress or concern, common issues dealt with include child abuse, bullying, mental illness, parental separation or divorce, and other issues.


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Thinkuknow?

Thinkuknow is the education programme from the National Crime Agency's CEOP command. Thinkuknow aims to empowers children and young people aged 5-17 to identify the risks they may face online and know where they can go for support.

Offers resources for pupils, parents and professionals.

Appropriate for: All


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Childline - Coronavirus Advice

Childline - Wikipedia

Childline has updated its Coronavirus webpage to include tips for children and young people on coping at home during lockdown.

The advice includes the top 10 tips to help children cope during lockdown and great advice for children who are feeling worried or anxious about their current situation.


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e-Safety

Guides from National Online Safety and others, highlight some key messages and tips on how to keep your child safe when using apps, devices and the internet.

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Other Useful Websites

CEOP Safety Centre

How can CEOP help me? Online abuse affects many children and young people every day, CEOP has helped thousands of people in need of support. Make a report. If you have been a victim of sexual online abuse or you're worried this is happening to someone you know, let us know safely and securely.


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Childline

Childline is a free 24-hour counselling service for children and young people up to their 19th birthday in the United Kingdom provided by the NSPCC. Childline deals with any issue which causes distress or concern, common issues dealt with include child abuse, bullying, mental illness, parental separation or divorce, and other issues.


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Thinkuknow?

Thinkuknow is the education programme from the National Crime Agency's CEOP command. Thinkuknow aims to empowers children and young people aged 5-17 to identify the risks they may face online and know where they can go for support.

Offers resources for pupils, parents and professionals.

Appropriate for: All


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Let's talk about it - What is Prevent?

What is Let's Talk About It? Let's Talk About It is an initiative designed to provide practical help and guidance in order to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.


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CMBC Prevent Resources

Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council is the local authority of the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale in West Yorkshire, England. It is a metropolitan district council, one of five in West Yorkshire and one of 36 in the metropolitan counties of England, and provides the majority of local government services in Calderdale.


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Educate Against Hate

This website gives teachers, parents and school leaders practical advice and information on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation.


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The "Ultimate" Parent Guide for Protecting Your Child on the Internet

The internet can be a dangerous place, especially for kids. This guide, from an American online privacy company, informs you about the potential dangers and instructs you on how to prevent them.


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Childline - Coronavirus Advice

Childline - Wikipedia

Childline has updated its Coronavirus webpage to include tips for children and young people on coping at home during lockdown.

The advice includes the top 10 tips to help children cope during lockdown and great advice for children who are feeling worried or anxious about their current situation.


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Time Out Listening Line

Support and advice for 10-19 year olds struggling with lockdown.

Phone: 01422 345154, Wednesdays from 1pm to 4pm.


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PHE: Supporting Children's Wellbeing and Mental Health

Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.


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Kooth

Kooth is a free, safe anonymous online counselling and support service. Young people aged 10 years and above can access Kooth’s counselling service, self-help resources, peer to peer forums and interesting articles written by young people for young people.


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Calderdale's Safeguarding Children Partnership

A Local Safeguarding Board’s primary focus must be the safety, protection and promotion of the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk. Safeguarding is about promoting the rights and welfare of all people but also protecting the most vulnerable children, young people and adults from harm. Each and every one of us has a duty to safeguard, protect and promote the welfare of others. Safeguarding is everyone’s business.


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