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Keeping Children Safe

What to do if you are worried about a child:

If you are concerned that a child or young person is being harmed through abuse or neglect you should contact the local authority’s Children and Families  on 020 8825 8000 or the Police on 999 in emergency situation.

If you would like further information about keeping your child safe, the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to children (NSPCC) has lots of advice and guidance: www.nspcc.co.uk

Safety on the web:

Gifford Primary School encourages parents and children to visit the CEOP website (Child Exploitation & Online Protection) to build knowledge of how to stay safe online.

This website has lots of fun activities from which children can gain vital information on staying safe.

Click on the link:

www.thinkuknow.co.uk

A great alternative to Google search engine for children to use is www.kiddle.co. Sites appearing in Kiddle search results satisfy family friendly requirements, as they filter sites with explicit or deceptive content. To find out more about kiddle.co click here.

For further information on online safety, please go to our Online Safety Tab.

Pupils should:

  • Never reveal information, either their own or others, such as home address, telephone numbers and personal e-mail address etc. Or use photographs of themselves on their web pages unless the parent/guardians have given permission to do so.
  • Never meet people in person that they have contacted on the internet without parent/guardians permission.
  • Notify their teacher whenever they come across information or messages that are dangerous. Inappropriate or make them feel uncomfortable.
  • Be aware that the author of an e-mail or web page may not be the person they claim to be.

For more information on safeguarding please refer to our Safeguarding tab,