Safeguarding and Child Protection

Information for parents about Safeguarding and Child Protection

To find out more about Safeguarding and Child Protection here at Tuxford Academy, please click on the links below:

Child Protection Safeguarding including The Prevent Duty 

Parents against Child Sexual Exploitation

Radicalisation & PREVENT

Cyber Safety for parents

Designated Governor for Child Protection - Mrs I Wiggins
Designated Senior Person for Child Protection - Mrs K Nichol, knichol@tuxford-ac.org.uk
Designated Deputy Person for Child Protection - Mrs L Ashley, lashley@tuxford-ac.org.uk
LA Child Protection Contact/LADO  - 01623 433169
MASH (Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub) - 0300 500 80 90

Using the Internet at Tuxford Academy

As part of our curriculum all pupils will be provided with supervised access to the Internet.  We believe that use of the World Wide Web and e-mail is worthwhile and is an essential skill for children as they grow up in the modern world.  They will be able to obtain a rich variety of resources from around the globe to enhance their studies as they research information from museums, libraries, educational organisations and a range of other suitable web sites.  They will also learn to exchange e-mails with pupils in partner Academies.

Although there have been concerns about pupils having access to undesirable materials, we are taking positive steps to deal with this risk.  Our access to the Internet comes through the Notts County Council network (1C1N) project making filtered content available in schools.

Children will be introduced to a set of rules and taught how to use the Internet responsibly by using the safe environment of the Intranet.  When they are given access to the Internet they will be supervised and directed towards specific curriculum activities and suitable web sites.  However, the Academy cannot be held responsible for the nature or content of materials accessed through the Internet.  The Academy will not be liable for any damages arising from your child’s misuse of the Internet facilities. 

Should you wish to seek further information regarding Internet use, you may find the following web sites and contact numbers useful:

http://www.safety.ngfl.gov.uk - Particularly useful if you wish to have an Internet Use Policy at home, similar to the Academy’s

UK Online  - 0800 77 1234

CEOP    UK sites for CEOP - Child Exploitation and Online Protection

   https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre and http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk

 

NCH Action for Children: A Parent's Guide to the Internet

HTTP://WWW.NCHAFC.ORG.UK/INTERNET/GUIDE.HTML

Parental Control of the Internet

http://www.worldvillage.com/wv/school/html/control.htm

Features of Internet filtering and blocking software

http://microweb.com/pepsite/Software/filters.html

 

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