At Beaufort Primary School we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We follow the Derby City Safeguarding Children’s Board procedures. When there are concerns about a child’s welfare, we sometimes may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies. We will ensure that concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
Click here to link to our Safeguarding Policy on our School Policies page.
An appendix to our Safeguarding Policy, which will remain in place during the school closure due to Covid-19 Coronavirus can be found here.
During this emergency school closure period, any safeguarding concerns need to continue to be reported to Safeguarding@beaufort.derby.sch.uk
The government has published a detailed document about keeping children safe which gives information about a wide range of safeguarding topics related to children. You can link to the document here.
Local Child Protection and Safeguarding procedures and all contact information, including making an online referral, can be found at the Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children's Partnership.
Department for Education
The Department for Education have issued guidance for parents and carers regarding keeping children safe online. The guidance from section 6.3 states:
6.3 Where can I go to get support to help keep my child safe online?
There is a lot of support available to keep your child safe online. Below are some useful links to help parents and carers:
- Thinkyouknow(advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)
- Internet matters(support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
- Parent info(support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
- LGfL(support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
- Net-aware(support for parents and careers from the NSPCC)
Online Safety Advice for Parents/Carers
It is important that you are aware of what young people are able to do and what they can access on the Internet. You are able to set parental controls to track what your children do and to limit what they can access. The NSPCC have a dedicated information section for parents to support them in managing their children's use of social media and online gaming with specific advice on popular games and what you, as parents, need to know.
Click on the links for Online Safety Information published by the NSPCC and their latest campaign and resources for parents/carers.
Click here for Childline's information and support pages.
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) is part of UK policing and is dedicated to keeping children and young people safe online. You can click on the sign below to find out more about CEOP. There are links to activities for children, advice to parents and a direct link to report any concerns you have.