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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, 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.


Safeguarding Policy

Child Protection Policy


Academic year Designated Safeguarding Lead Cover for Designated Safeguarding Lead Deputy Safeguarding Lead Safeguarding Governor 
2019/20 Catherine Brackenbury Naomi Bracewell Julie Willett Chris Parkin
Steve Stafford


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.


Viral online scares

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.

Social Media


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. 



Facebook Safety centre

ConnectSafely A  parent's guide to facebook

Family Lives guide to facebook



Instagram help centre

ConnectSafely A parent's guide to Instagram

Risks within reason -So your child wants an instagram account



Snapchat Safety Centre

ConnectSafely A parent's guide to snapchat



Twitter Safety Centre

Family lives guide to twitter



Youtube Safety Factsheet

Youtube safety centre

ThinkuKnow Youtube Parent's guide 


Moshi Monsters

Moshi Monsters Parents Advice Page



Safety Centre



Safety Advice

Parental Advice



Parental Information

Safety Centre (Please also look at Tik Tok)

How to manage an account



How to report inappropriate content

How to block 

How to set privacy settings



How to report inappropriate content

How to set privacy settings


Tik Tok 

How to block

How to set up digital wellbeing

How to report inappropriate content

How to set up privacy settings



How to set up privacy settings

How to block

How to report inappropriate content



Child Safety



Safety Centre

Useful Links


Advice for Parents and Carers on Cyberbullying

 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.


Internet Watch Foundation

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.


Protect Young Eyes

Parental information on the latest apps



 CEOP article on what is Sexting


Stop Hate

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
Text: 86463



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. 

116 123


The Mix

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


Young Minds

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