At the academy we share a purpose with parents to educate and keep children safe from harm.
We are committed to working with parents positively, openly and honestly. We ensure that all parents are treated with respect, dignity and courtesy. We respect parents’ rights to privacy and confidentiality and will not share sensitive information unless we have permission or it is
necessary to do so in order to protect a child.
The John Curwen Co-operative Primary Academy will share with parents any concerns we may have about their child unless to do so may place a child at risk of harm.
We encourage parents to discuss any concerns they may have with Steve Stafford, Lisa Somerville , Naomi Bracewell, Catherine Brackenbury and Julie Willett. Please in the first instance contact the Academy office to arrange a suitable appointment.
The academy’s child safeguarding policy is available by accessing the academy website or a written copy will be provided on request to the academy office.
|Academic year||Designated Safeguarding Lead||Cover for Designated Safeguarding Lead||Deputy Safeguarding Lead||Safeguarding Governor|
|2018/19||Lisa Somerville||Naomi Bracewell||Julie Willett||Chris Parkin|
Viral Scare online
Reports of online scares or challenges encouraging harmful or suicidal behaviours for a parent or carer can be distressing but are often found to be exaggerated for fake news.
Below is a link providing guidance on you can speak to your child about scares and challenges, and how to respond if they have seen one.
Doki Doki Literature Club- Urgent Concern
Concern has been raised regarding the Doki Doki game as the result of an inquest by the North Manchester Coroner.
Doki Doki (Doki Doki Literature Club) is not suitable for young people. Whilst it does provide a warning the graphics etc are clearly aimed at young people.
The game has various alternative endings that deal with mental health issues (voices in their head), self-harming, suicide and violent scenes. The game eventually takes control of the simulation and the computer making the player believe that they have to continue playing. This is a psychological horror game with suicide as a main feature.
It is not appropriate for children in anyway.
Below are links that will help parents understand the safeguarding issues along with guidance on how to put in place safeguarding controls.
Many social media sites have minimum legal age limits. Children should only have access to these sites if they meet the minimum age requirement and have the maturity to use the site appropriately. Children of primary school age are below the minimum age requirement.
We include links on a number of social media sites so that parents are aware of the risks and can take responsible safeguarding measures when they deem it appropriate to allow their child access.
Musical.ly (Please also look at Tik Tok)
Parental Control Software
Advice from the Department of Education for parents and carers about cyberbullying. It provides advice and information
about how they can protect their child from cyberbullying and how to tackle it if it happens
Nationwide network of support centres providing advice on any aspect of child welfare, abuse and more
UK's leading charity supporting anyone affected by eating disorders or difficulties with food, weight and shape.
CEOP helps young people who are being approached online about sex or are suffering sexual abuse
Free confidential helpline for children and young people
The Childnet hub provides advice to help you use the internet safely, responsibly and positively
A place to safely report criminal activity
The Digizen website provides information on the use of technology and responsible digital citizenship
An anti-radicalisation website providing practical advice to protect children from the dangers of extremism, with information from the government and groups such as the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
If you have come across potentially illegal online content, including child abuse, inciting racial hatred then please submit a report to the Internet Watch Foundation.
Contact the NSPCC if you want to discuss your concerns or seek advice.
Parental information on the latest apps
CEOP article on what is Sexting
Stop Hate UK is one of the leading national organisations working to challenge all forms of Hate Crime and discrimination based on any aspect of an individual's identity.
Sex, Relationships and the Internet.
Provides information on types of mental health problems, where to get help, medication and alternative treatments
Lines are open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays).
0300 123 3393
They provide support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you need a response immediately, it's best to call them on the phone. The number is FREE to call.
The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. They help you take on any challenge you’re facing - from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. Lines are open from 4pm to 11pm every day.
0808 808 4994
They are the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health.
Parents/carers worried about a child's welfare please call the Parents Helpline – 0808 802 5544 Mon-Fri from 9.30am to 4pm
Young person looking for help please text the YoungMinds Crisis Messenger, for free 24/7 support text YM to 85258