Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Caroline Skingsley - Headteacher
Our Deputy Safeguarding Leads are: Ms Gayle Meakins - Preschool Administrator and Mrs Jackie Waller - Family Worker, Assistant,
Zoe Stapley - SEMH LSA, Mrs Liz Turner - SENDCo - Deputy Head
Our Safeguarding & LAC Governor is Mr Mark Bridle
Goldington Green Academy is committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employers, Volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. All successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS clearance.
Our school is part of Operation Encompass.
This is a police and education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people who experience Domestic Abuse. Operation Encompass means that the police will share information about Domestic Abuse incidents with our school PRIOR to the start of the next school day when they have been called to a domestic incident.
Our parents are fully aware that we are an Operation Encompass school. The Operation Encompass information is stored in line with all other confidential safeguarding and child protection information.
The DSL has also led training for all school staff and Governors about Operation Encompass, the prevalence of Domestic Abuse and the impact of this abuse on children. We have also discussed how we can support our children following the Operation Encompass notification. We are aware that we must do nothing that puts the child/ren or the non-abusing adult at risk.
The Headteacher will report on Operation Encompass in the termly report to Governors. All information is anonymised for these reports.
Coerced online child sexual abuse - Help for parents (UK Safer Internet Centre)
The UKSIC report that more than a quarter of girls who took part in their survey have had some kind of experience of receiving a request for nude or semi-nude photos or videos.
Children can be groomed, coerced or encouraged into sexual activities online. Any child with unsupervised access to the internet is potentially at risk.
To help parents understand this difficult topic and talk to their children, the UKSIC has produced a checklist and resources about online sexual abuse.
Find the information here: https://saferinternet.org.uk/online-issue/coerced-online-child-sexualabuse
To help parents understand more about the difference between healthy and developmentally expected sexual exploration and play, they have produced separate traffic light toolkit leaflets for parents of children under-5 and those aged 5 - 11. The leaflets are also available in Welsh.
The leaflets can be downloaded from this page: www.parentsprotect.co.uk/age_appropriate_sexual_behaviour.htm
Consent as Tea (Thames Valley Police/Blue Seat Studios)
This video was commissioned by Thames Valley Police, called 'Consent as Tea'. You can find the video on YouTube, but do be aware that there are some spoofs.
This is the link you need:
The same studio that produced the Consent as Tea video, have created another video aimed at younger children. Have a look and see what you think. It may suit your children, or it might not.
The video can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3nhM9UlJjc
Consent for Kids (Blue Seat Studios)
There are many benefits to the internet, but many dangers. This website gives robust advice for parents about issues and how to keep your children safe. As always, the biggest and safest method is supervising and talking to your child about their online activity. Please click here for more information. https://www.internetmatters.org/
Parents' Ultimate Guide to TikTok (Commonsense Media)
TikTok app safety – What parents need to know (Internet Matters)