Keeping Children Safe

Keeping Children Safe at TLA

You may already be aware of all of the procedures that we have in place to ensure that your children are as safe as possible and the processes that we have in place regarding child protection. All of our staff have achieved the required level of Safeguarding training for their roles within school with designated personnel holding the highest level of qualification.

However, if you would like more information please contact a member of our Safeguarding Team.

As a reminder, at The Linden Academy our designated lead is Mrs Andrianna Fright (Family Worker) and deputy safeguarding lead is Mrs Linda Ludlow (PA to the Head).

The member of our Local Governing Board with responsibility for Safeguarding is Mr James Murphy.

E-Safety at The Linden Academy

Children at The Linden Academy are consistently taught and reminded how to keep themselves safe online. Along with assemblies and workshops for children and families being planned for each academic year, reminders are given to check children's understanding at the start of each session where they may be utilising netbooks or ipads in school to support their learning.

Please see the link below to view the information discussed with our children as part of their lessons.

e-safety slide for computing use

Year 4 have also shown their understanding by producing informative posters to display in classrooms.

Internet Safety Week February 2018 - Assembly Presentations

Children at TLA are showing their awareness of safer usage of the internet in today's ever-changing digital world. They are able to access the internet extensively at home as well as the resource being utilised for their learning in school.

We were delighted to be able to welcome Ms O'Callaghan (The Trust Safeguarding Lead) into school to share the valuable knowledge she has regarding internet safety.

2 consecutive age appropriate assemblies were held for KS2 then Year R & KS1, where key messages were conveyed. We are sure that they will go home and share this with their families. They were also issued with a valuable resource to take home for their families, Digital Parenting, a publication issued by The Vodafone Foundation for schools to use to work in partnership with families to support this area of learning.

 

Further information on Internet Safety can be accessed from external organisations including the following:

The NSPCC has a wealth of information as a highly respected practitioner and advisory body.

NSPCC Keeping Children Safe Online

Another valuable and easily accessible source of information is the UK Safer Internet Centre.

UK Safer Internet Centre- Free Internet Safety Resources for Parents

 

Useful Links

Safeguarding Policy TLA 2017-2018

DfE Keeping Children Safe in Education

ParentInfo (CEOP and Parent Zone Information Site)

NCA's CEOP Command (formerly the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre)

CEOP Thinkuknow