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Safeguarding

What is Safeguarding?

“Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined for the purposes of this guidance as: protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.” – DfE Keeping Children Safe in Education

East Barnet School recognises the contribution it makes in partnership with other local agencies in safeguarding children. All staff, including volunteers, have a full and active part to play in protecting our students from harm and keeping them safe.

We believe that our school should provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment which promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual child. Our emphasis is on prevention and early intervention to minimise any risk to our students.

East Barnet School follows the Barnet Local Safeguarding Board procedures and acts on advice taken from the government document, Keeping Children Safe in Education.

If you or your child are ever concerned about safety then please contact the form tutor, head of year or member of the safeguarding team.

Useful Safeguarding Information

Safeguarding Team

MISS L. COFFILL
Designated Safeguarding Lead

MRS J. CONNICK
Deputy Safeguarding Lead

MRS S. BRENNAN
Safeguarding Officer

MISS M. ZAMAN
Safeguarding Officer

MRS A. BRADY
Early Help Coordinator

MR C. DRUGAN
Safegurading Advisor (Prevent)

MRS M. DURAKU
Safeguarding Advisor (E-Safety)

MS SUSIE MCDONALD
Safeguarding Governor

Local Services

Educate Against Hate
http://educateagainsthate.com/parents/

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre
ceop.police.uk

NSPCC
www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety

Internet Watch Foundation
www.iwf.org.uk

Childnet International
www.childnet.com/young-people

Dot Com Children’s Foundations
dotcomcf.org/children

Thinkuknow
www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents

Get Safe Online
www.getsafeonline.org

Family Online Safety Institute
http://www.fosi.org

Family Learning
www.familylearning.org.uk/internet_safety.html

Parents Protect
www.parentsprotect.co.uk/internet_safety.htm

Your Child’s Safety – NHS Choices
www.nhs.uk/Livewell/childhealth6-15/Pages/Childsafety.aspx

ChildLine Internet Safety
www.childline.org.uk/Explore/OnlineSafety/Pages/OnlineSafety.aspx

Internet Matters
www.internetmatters.org

Barnet Parent Carer Forums
www.barnetpcf.org.uk

Al-Anon
www.al-anonuk.org.uk

Internet Safety Advice: Stay Safe Online

East Barnet School is committed to helping parents keep their children safe online.

Keeping your child safe online does not have to be a daunting task. There is a lot of advice out there, and there are plenty of tutorials explaining how to keep your home PC and your children safe, some of which we have shared on this page. Childnet International has some really great information sheets which can be downloaded below:

Useful Websites

Instruction Videos

If you are struggling to secure your home network and router, some of the top providers have supplied some videos to help you overcome any difficulty you are having.

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