Safeguarding

The Safeguarding Team

NAMED PERSONS WITH RESPONSIBILITY FOR CHILD PROTECTION:

Designated Senior Person: Clare Schulze c.schulze@newbold.outwood.com – Designated teacher for looked-after and previously looked-after children

Outwood Academy Newbold has a committed team of staff who are trained as Advanced Designated Safeguarding leads or ‘DSL’. Clare Schulze is the Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead overseeing all aspects of safeguarding within the academy and the designated teacher for looked-after and previously looked-after children.

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Clare Schulze

Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead

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Claire Goss

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

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Jayne Freeman

Safeguarding Officer

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Tom Watson

Safeguarding Officer

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Louise Nicholas

Safeguarding Officer

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Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Board

The role of the Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Board is to co-ordinate and monitor the effectiveness of the safeguarding work of agencies and bodies represented on the board. Follow the link below to access the site which provides important safeguarding information for the public, children, young people, parents, carers, school staff and other professionals.

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Educational settings are supported by the Child Protection Manager for Education, they work with schools to support them in their work to raise standards and drive forward the safeguarding agenda in their schools/education settings.

Follow the link below for more information about Keeping Children Safe in Education, it has a lot of useful information including the strategies to tackle bullying, keeping children safe and safeguarding policies and guidance.

E-Safety and Cyber Bullying

Safety online and awareness of social media is a central part of our safeguarding education. Understanding the ‘on-line’ world can be quite confusing and we want to send accurate messages about safe Internet usage. There are many opportunities for us to engage with students about E-Safety: in IT lessons, through the Life curriculum, article writing in English, discussions in VMGs and assemblies are just a selection of the forums used to discuss these issues.

We value the relationship we have with parents, carers and the local community. The academy twitter feed is a platform used to promote E-safety messages, address emerging local and national issues as well as to model ‘good practice’ in terms of social media usage. Our website is also a platform through which the academy can promote E-Safety and anti-bullying messages. Sometimes, Derbyshire County Council will ask the academy to share key information that is pertinent to the Chesterfield area as well as issues devolved from government.

Safer Internet Day 2019 was marked globally on 5th February 2019 with over 21, 000 schools, academies, colleges and businesses promoting ‘Together for a Better Internet’. At Outwood Academy Newbold students had a week of assemblies and follow up tasks focusing on sharing personal data and safe internet practices.

Also during Safer Internet Day, VMG students explored the topic of looking at data shared by social media apps and asking students if they read ‘the terms and conditions’ when signing up. Students were really engaged when discussing whether social media companies are ethical and transparent in their practices.

Golden Rules to Safe Internet Browsing

  • Children should ideally only add on social media sites people they know and trust in real life.
  • Some predatory paedophiles can convincingly pose as another teenager and may spend months or years ‘grooming’ the victim until they meet face to face.
  • Children must always be accompanied by an adult if meeting an online friend in person.
  • Don’t ban children from these sites; they will just use them at friends houses or on their phone, personal media player or hand-held games console.
  • Take an interest and suggest they add you as a friend so you can keep an eye on them when they first join.
  • Have the main computer in a communal area of the home where there is passive supervision and be reasonable about time online. Talk if you feel it’s getting out of hand (but remember how many hours you spent watching TV when you were their age – the internet is at least active not passive and they can learn a lot from it.
  • If they have a wireless laptop and you want to stop them going online after a quota of hours is up, unplug the ‘router’ where the phone line comes into the house.
  • Further information about screen time is okay for your child can be found here

Reporting Sexual Abuse

Outwood Academy Newbold is committed to supporting students and families who experience sexual abuse. Reporting sexual abuse is vital in protecting our students and as well as disclosing these events to staff, we would urge you to report to either the Internet Watch Foundation or the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command. Links are found below.

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command

Internet Watch Foundation

Offsite Out of School Safeguarding

Here you can find information and guidance surrounding offsite and out of school safe guarding to help keep our children safe when out in the local community.

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Online Bullying/Cyber Bullying

Cyber bullying is the use of the Internet and related technologies to harm other people, in a deliberate, repeated, and hostile manner.

  • Children can be unkind to each other online. Bullying is not new but the technology has changed making it is easier to track and prove who is responsible.
  • If you suspect your child is having a problem, the evidence will be on your computer. If you can print off copies of messages and screen shots of web postings (ctrl + prnt scrn) we can investigate.

Find out more about cyber bullying and how to stop it.