Under 18 and worried about online sexual abuse? To report, click to visit the CEOP Safety Centre.
CEOP is here to keep children safe from sexual abuse and grooming online. You can make a report directly to the CEOP Safety Centre by clicking on the Click CEOP button if something has happened online which has made you feel unsafe, scared or worried. This might be from someone you know in real life, or someone you have only ever met online. CEOP take all reports seriously and we will do everything we can to keep you safe. As well as making a report to the CEOP Safety Centre, the CEOP Education website has information and advice to help you if something has happened to you online. Are you being bullied? CEOP are unable to respond to reports about bullying but if you’re being bullied and would like to talk to someone in confidence right now you can speak to Childline on 0800 1111 or talk to them online – no worry is too big or too small.
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 we have 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. There are a wide range of issues that they need to be prepared for.
We aim to make Acorn Pre-School & The Mighty Oaks a safe and happy place. If you have any concerns about the safety or welfare of any of our children please inform a member the safeguarding team.
- Designated Safeguard Lead – Mrs L Black
- Deputy Safeguard Lead – Miss C James
- Safeguarding Committee Member – Mrs J Lewis
If you see or hear something that concerns you please speak to us. This could be from another parent, child or staff member: it is important that we know what is going on in and out of school. If there is something you think we should be aware of please let us know.
If you are worried about something and want to talk we are always ready to listen and help. Don’t be afraid to come and see us our doors are always open.
WORK WITH US
We ask that you arrive on time to collect your child at the end of the session.
Tell us in advance if someone new is bringing or collecting your child.
Alert us if you see someone unfamiliar on the school site.
Please don’t use your mobile phone whilst on site: keep it in your pocket or bag.
Useful Safeguarding Websites
Think U Know https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
Smartie the Penguin https://www.childnet.com/resources/smartie-the-penguin
National Online Safety https://nationalonlinesafety.com/guides
Central Bedfordshire Safeguarding Children Board https://www.centralbedfordshirelscb.org.uk/lscb-website/contact-us/contact-information
Bedfordshire Domestic Abuse Partnership https://bedsdv.org.uk/