At Ashbury CE Primary School, the safeguarding of our children is the highest priority.
Please use the links below to view our school policies and guidance for parents/guardians in relation to safeguarding issues.
The list below shows the safeguarding team within school and you can also contact Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children's Board by visiting www.oscb.org.uk
Other members of the Safeguarding Team:
Safeguarding Governor: Mrs Isobel Weller
Trust Safeguarding Lead: Sarah Gristwood
All staff employed at Ashbury CE Primary School, undertake accredited Safeguarding Training annually and refresher training throughout the academic year. As per statutory procedure, all employees also complete Prevent Training every two years. In addition to this, as part of their CPD, all staff complete other relevant training relating to safeguarding and child protection at regular intervals throughout the year.
At Ashbury CE Primary School we are committed to ensuring our pupils are safe in school and online.
Keeping up with the internet can be difficult as trends come and go quickly and the range of devices and ways to interact online expands rapidly. The safety of our school community while online is extremely important to us and we are here to support our families in as many ways as possible.
Online safety is the safe use of information systems and electronic communications, including the internet, mobile phones and games consoles. It is important that children and young people understand the benefits, risks and responsibilities of using information technology.
We aim to ensure our children know how to keep themselves safe online, as well as supporting our parents/carers to understand the ever changing technologies that are entering our world.
Our pupils receive lessons about online safety as part of their curriculum and can practice some of these skills through their use of ICT and computing within the school.
Parent workshop information
Online Safety Guidance
Below is a number of useful links to provide families with more information about the world online and how we can protect and equip our children as they learn to use the internet safely:
National Online Safety (this website has lots of helpful parent guides for popular apps, games and social media as well as information about other online concerns)
What is cyberbullying?
Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place online. Unlike bullying offline, online bullying can follow the child wherever they go, via social networks, gaming and mobile phone.
How to stay safe online
- Cyberbullying can be really hard for a child to deal with because they can feel like there's no escape.
- Ensure your children know who they can talk to if they are unhappy.
- Thinkuknow has advice on online safety for young people that is suitable for different age groups. Their website shows children how to contact social media sites if they believe someone has posted something upsetting about them.
- Block'em is a free app for Android users that blocks unwanted calls and text messages from specified numbers. Their website also provides advice for iOS7 users.
The more you know about the kind of social networking sites your children belong to and what information they like to share, the more likely you’ll be able to keep them safe:
- The age limit to join most social networking sites is 13.
- The most popular social networks include Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, TikTok and Snapchat; sites aimed at younger children, like Club Penguin and Moshi Monsters, also have a social networking element.
- Many sites include an instant message function that allows private conversations between site members.
- You can create ‘privacy settings’ on most social networking sites, so only close friends can search for your children, tag them in a photograph or share what they post.
- Most social networking sites have an app, which means your children will have access to the social network from their (or your) smartphone or tablet
- Facebook, for example, has a setting that allows your children to approve or dismiss tags that people add to their posts.
- Information shared between friends can be easily copied and may spread widely.
- It isn’t easy to take back information once it’s online, and it can be impossible to recover after someone has shared it.
- Not everyone your child meets online will be who they say they are.
- Chat rooms and forums are one of the places that online groomers visit to connect with children; they can also be places where people use a lot of sexual language and engage in online flirting.