Elmfield School

Elmfield School for Deaf Children

Safeguarding 

 
Designated Senior Lead / Headteacher ROLE Name Location
Designated Senior Lead Kate Fogwill Senior Leadership Office
Deputy DSL Michael Dennington Senior Leadership Office
Safeguarding Governor Matt Nichol Elmfield School
Headteacher Babs Day Headteacher's Office

At Elmfield School we take great care to make sure all our children are safe at all times because we know children learn best when they feel safe and secure.

We make sure all staff appointed undergo rigorous checks and we then expect these staff to make sure they consider children’s well being at all times.

As well as maintaining the safety of students and the school buildings we have a legal duty to follow up concerns that we have about the safety and well being of any child in the school.

We liaise with Parents and Carers closely and involve other agencies if we need to.   

  • We ask Parents and Carers to tell us about anything happening at home which may be worrying or upsetting your child.
  • We make sure all staff report any concerns they have about children’s safety or well being to the Designated Child Protection Officer in school.

We talk to parents and carers about any concerns we have or actions we are taking that involve other agencies.

 

E-safety

  • E-safety is of concern nationally, this link will take you to the Know It All site created by Childnet International on which you can view a presentation on e-safety in English or BSL.
  • The NDCS have joined forces with ChildNet International, part of UK Safer Internet Centre, to create a raft of e-safety resources. Please click here for more information. 
  • ThinkUKnow have produced a film for deaf children, in BSL with sub-titles, looking at how they can protect themselves on-line. Please click here to see the video.
  • The Safer Internet Centre has released the findings of their research with young people with regard to online safety. Please click here to find advice and top tips for parents / carers with regards to online safety and here for a guide to the social networks your children use.
  • Please click here for a selection of videos on how to stay safe online.
  • Please click here for a parents' guide to WhatsApp.
  • Please click here for a guide about what parents need to know about online grooming. 
  • Please click here for a parents' guide to TikTok.
  • Please click here to see a YouTube clip about what parents need to know about the game Fortnite.
  • Please click here for a Digital Wellbeing guidance for parents.
  • Please click here for a parents' guide to Twitch.
  • Please click here for a parents' guide to Kik.
  • Please click here to see an Ofsted endorsed guide for online safety.
  • Please click here for a NSPCC guide to keeping your child safe online.
  • Online safety guidelines

    Please click here for some really user friendly guides for parents about the risks of games and apps such as Fortnite, Grand Theft Auto, What’s App, Instagram etc. They also give top tips on how to keep children and young people safe online.

    There are about 20 in total and they can all be downloaded for free.

Prevent Strategy

From July 2015 all schools (as well as other organisations) have a duty to safeguard children from radicalisation and extremism. 

This means we have a responsibility to protect children from extremist and violent views, in the same way we protect them from drugs or gang violence.

Please click here to see the Prevent leaflet that has gone out to parents and carers which gives more detailed information on this new government strategy.

A new Preventing Radicalisation Policy is currently being reviewed by Governors and will be added to this webpage soon.