At Great Clacton Church of England Junior School, we work very hard to make sure our children are safe both in and outside of school.
Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility. If you are concerned about a child, you should report your concerns to:
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead - Mrs Tara Finney
Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads - Mrs Anna Davidson/Mrs Karen Jones
Our Safeguarding Governor - Mrs Tosca Boothman
If we have reasonable cause for concern that a child maybe at risk of significant harm, we will refer to social care. This referral can be made with or without us informing parents.
For further information please read our Child Protection Policy or contact one of our safeguarding team.
If you would prefer to remain anonymous, you can contact the Children and Families Hub advice line on 0345 603 7627 to raise your concerns yourself. Your referral is completed confidential and will not be traced back to you.
If you think that a child may be at immediate risk of harm, you should call 999.
You don’t need to be an expert on the internet to help keep your child stay safe online.
You are the responsible adult. You pay the bill. You own the phone. Therefore, you have the right and responsibility to be a good watchdog.
- Learn how to check up on your child.
- Privacy covers things like going to the bathroom, not ignoring all of their tech communication.
- Limit access to mobile phones and tablet devices e.g. not in your bedroom or not after 8pm.
- There are Apps available that allow you to limit access to certain times e.g. OurPact, Screen Time Parental Control.
- Keep a note of your child’s password to social media accounts so that you can monitor activity.
- Be curious, know where they are going and where they have been online. Advise children not to respond to abusive or obscene postings whether this is online, text messages or video messages. You can report incidents of abusive emails and inappropriate sites to your Internet Service Provider (ISP). Your mobile service provider should have a number that you can ring to report abusive messaging. Try their websites for details.
- Ask your children to teach you how to use what they are using.
As part of our curriculum, children are taught about how to keep themselves safe online. We ensure that the content is age-appropriate and relevant to the latest online issues. However we need to ensure that we work together to help keep our children safe online. Please find some links to useful websites for parents/carers about online safety:
We also recommend that you follow 'The Two Johns' on Facebook to keep up to date, search EST E SAFETY TRAINING or visit https://www.esafetytraining.org/