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Safeguarding and Online-Safety

At the Streetly Academy we are committed to safeguarding children and young people and we expect everyone who works in our school to share this commitment. Adults in our school take all welfare concerns seriously and encourage children and young people to talk to us about anything that worries them.

To achieve this commitment, we ensure continuous development and improvement of robust safeguarding and child protection processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our staff and volunteers.

Mr M Drury - Deputy Headteacher & Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mr B Downie - Headteacher
Miss M Hughes - Learning Mentor & Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mr J Harris - Learning Mentor & Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mr J Baker - Head of Year 8 & Safeguarding team
Mrs N Cartwright - Sixth Form Learning Mentor & Safeguarding team
Mrs P Wiley - SENDCO,  Mental Health Lead & Safeguarding team
Mr J McCourt - Assistant Head of Year 7 & Safeguarding team
Miss C Rigarlsford - Deputy Mental Health Lead & Safeguarding team
Mrs C Leadbeater - Welfare Assistant
Mr A Winters -  Designated governor for safeguarding

 

All members of staff at The Streetly Academy have a responsibility to read and understand all safeguarding policies:

 

All staff receive appropriate safeguarding training and are expected to read relevant and statutory DfE guidance, such as the latest Keeping Children Safe in Education.

This should be read alongside the statutory guidance Working together to Safeguard Children and departmental advice What to do if you are worried a child is being abused – Advice for Practitioners.

Through training, all staff at The Streetly Academy are made aware of the NSPCC Whistleblowing Advice Line on 0800 028 0285. This service provides support to employees needing to raise concerns about how their organisation has handled a child protection concern.

Reporting sexual misconduct - To report sexual misconduct to The Streetly Academy please fill out the following form

Further safeguarding and online safety advice

 

NSPCC (for adults)                        0808 800 5000

NSPCC advice for parents and carers on talking about difficult topics with their children

Child Line (for young people)        0800 111

Gov UK (advice and information regarding the reporting of child abuse 

CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre)

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Pause works with women who have experienced, or are at risk of, repeat removals of children from their care.

Through an intense programme of support, it aims to break this cycle and give women the opportunity to reflect, tackle destructive patterns of behaviour, and to develop new skills and responses that can help them create a more positive future. In doing so, it aims to prevent the damaging consequences of thousands more children being taken into care.

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Forward Thinking Birmingham - Is the provider of mental health services for people up to the age of 25 in Birmingham.

Our new, modern mental health service offers support, care and treatment for all 0-25s through one organisation, making it easier for you to access the right support at the right time.

 

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Established by teachers from amongst the country’s most successful schools, Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP) aims to improve the lives of children by making a genuine, positive difference to their mental health and wellbeing.

With a decade’s worth of experience, our charity is the most established provider of mindfulness training and curricula for schools. 350,000 primary and secondary pupils have already benefited from our programme, which helps them to flourish academically, socially and emotionally – and we want to reach many more.

 


 

E-Safety

We have added several links to external sites. These offer a wealth of specific information, advice and tips to young people and their parents on all esafety related issues.

For Students/Young People

If you need to get advice or talk to someone urgently, there are also links to the helplines these organisations operate.

Are you a student looking for help?

Cyberbullying Don’t respond to the bully. Block them. Tell a trusted adult. Go online (or speak to a teacher) for help. The help sites are listed below.
Lost control of an account Go to the “Help” pages for the site. Report the issue. DO NOT share the same password for different accounts!  If you do, change your passwords immediately.
Pictures / videos of you on a site that you don’t want to be public? Remember the “Grandma” rule. Report the post containing the offending content.  Mention in your report that the content is of someone under 18 – it may help speed things along.
Remember CEOP You can make a report from here (click the button on the upper-right of this page), from many of the advice sites listed below, or by visiting the CEOP website.


You can get help from any of these places, 24/7

 

Report Harmful Content

This site, set up by the Safer Internet Centre, allows you to get specific guidance on esafety-related issues and also report issues directly.

https://reportharmfulcontent.online/


CEOP

Report abuse directly to the online-safety branch of the Police. You can click the button above to make a report.

Visit the CEOP website


ThinkUKnow

Get advice and help on all aspects of esafety from locking down your devices and social media accounts, to cyberbullying, to getting rid of viruses and malware.

Visit the ThinkUKnow website

Our Safety Centre

Can’t remember how to lock down an app on your phone? This site will (probably) have the details you need. They have loads of advice and videos showing you how to secure your phone and apps.
Visit the Our Safety Centre website.


ChildLine

If you having problems online, or in the real world, these people can help. They have an excellent phone advice service too (0800 1111).

Visit the ChildLine website


If you are looking for presentations you have used in esafety lessons, a good place to start is on your Google Classroom stream.

Visit Google Classroom


For Parents / Guardians

It can often seem that young people (“digital natives”) are running ahead with their use of technology, leaving the “digital aliens” (30 years old +) further behind and struggling to catch up with the latest app or social media site. There are many sites that contain useful and up-to-date advice and information to enable you to keep in touch with the online trends and support your child.

Useful Links

ThinkUKnow

A good parental advice portal which also has direct links for reporting abuse.

Visit the ThinkUKnow website


Internet Matters

An excellent source of advice for parents / guardians. Covers many of the issues affecting teenage users.

Visit the Internet Matters website

Our Safety Centre

Practical advice on configuring privacy settings for your devices and social media accounts, safe searching, blocking malicious communications and reporting esafety issues. This site uniquely allows you to select your device / service and get step-by-step tutorials.

Visit the Our Safety Centre website

 

NSPCC - Keeping Children Safe Online

Comprehensive advice for parents, including online safety guides.

Visit the NSPCC website here


Report Harmful Content

This site, set up by the Safer Internet Centre, allows you to get specific guidance on esafety-related issues and also report issues directly.

https://reportharmfulcontent.online/


Specific Help for Apps / Social Networks

You can use these links to get advice from the service and, in many cases, report problems.

Other Information

There is a coordinated curriculum of e-safety awareness:

  • Year 7 - all students complete "unit 7.0" on induction to the school, which covers the themes of cyberbullying, protecting personal information and threats of viruses / trojans / phishing. 
  • Year 8 and 9 - students are given an esafety "top up" lesson at the start of the year, with topics selected to meet the prevailing requirements of the time (e.g. being a critical digital information consumer) 
  • Assemblies covering esafety topics are delivered to all year groups. 
  • For students joining the school outside of the academic year start, an online esafety knowledge test is completed as part of their induction programme.

 

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