Safeguarding

Our pastoral care reaches the highest standard. All pupils have a form tutor and Year Leader to support them, offering information, advice and guidance throughout their seven years with us.

Child protection and safeguarding

At all Saints school safeguarding is the single most important consideration of all of it staff members and visitors. We work together to ensure that every member of the community is safe and therefore able to thrive in a nurturing environment. We work with our families, parishes and external agencies to ensure that every child able to be kept safe whilst

  • In school
  • At home
  • Online
  • Using social media
  • Travelling to and from school

We believe in educating students and community members in the best ways to keep sage and work tirelessly to ensure that our offer is current and up to date.

Below is a selection of agencies and additional resources for our families to access to ensure our children are safe in the community. If you are ever concerned about the safety of yourself or another student please refer this to the schools safeguarding team through office@allsaintsschool.co.uk. Your concerns will be taken seriously and may require a follow up conversation.

At All Saints School we want all of our students to be safe. All of the staff will receive child protection and safeguarding training, and we have a dedicated child protection team. Our policies and training are developed in line with current guidelines as set out in Keeping Children Safe in Education (2021).

Our child protection team has a duty of care to the young person. There are different types of abuse which can place a child at risk. Everybody has a responsibility to keep all children under the age of 18 safe and applies to both the home and school environment. Harm is identified in four ways:

 

PHYSICAL – This is when a child is deliberately hurt or injured

SEXUAL – This is when a child is influenced or forced to take part in a sexual activity. This can be a physical activity or non-physical, e.g. being made to look at an inappropriate image.

EMOTIONAL – This is when a child is made to feel frightened, worthless or unloved. It can be by shouting, using threats or making fun of someone. It can also be when children see their parents, or visitors to the home, fighting or using violence.

NEGLECT – This is when a child is not being taken care of by their parents. It can be poor hygiene, poor diet, not keeping appointments for additional support, not coming to school or being left home alone

 

If at any time you have concerns whether for yourself and your child or for any other young person please contact the child protection team, or you can contact Barking & Dagenham Children’s services on 020 8227 3811 alternatively any safeguarding concerns can be passed onto the Designated Safeguarding lead Mr Poddington.

 

 

Childline 

National free and confidential advice for all young people aged up to 19. Can be accessed for free by calling 0800 1111 

 

National Domestic Violence Helpline 

support and information for girls who are experiencing violence, or have experienced violence in the past 

 

Refuge

A national website set up to provide counselling, advice and support to remove oneself from domestic abuse

It is for anyone forced to change their behaviour because they are frightened of their partner or ex-partner’s reactions.

Domestic abuse can happen to anyone, regardless of age, background, gender, religion, sexuality or ethnicity. However, statistics show most domestic abuse is carried out by men and experienced by women. Help for those that are experiencing domestic abuse

24hour free telephone line: tel:0808 2000 247

 

The Men’s Advice Line 

Support for male victims of domestic abuse 

 

Kooth 

Online counselling and support for all Young People

Tips for keeping safe in the community 

  1. Do not hold or carry something for someone you do not know. 
  2. Many shop keepers have been trained to offer safe spaces. If you’re feeling unsafe or uncomfortable, find the nearest shop. 
  3. If a stranger approaches you, do not get into a conversation and find a safe place. 4. Keep valuables out of sight at all times. If someone tries to take something just had it over. 
  4. Be alert to your surroundings at all times. 

For more information on keeping safe in the community 

 

Fearless 

A national website to access non-judgement information and advice about crime and criminality.

Tips for keeping safe Online 

  1. Set strong passwords for each website you use. Do not use the same password for every website 
  2. Do not post anything that you would not want your parents/carers, teachers or future employers to know. 
  3. Don’t share personal details – especially with people you do not know in real life. 4. If something appears too good to be true, then it probably is. Do not respond to messages from people you do not know. 
  4. Talk to someone you trust if you’re worried about something you’ve seen online. 

For more information on Keeping Safe Online 

 

Internet Matters – Parental Controls 

A useful site that supports parents to put appropriate controls on phones, tablets and laptops 

 

ThinkUKnow 

A website that provides information and advice on online relationships 

Tips for keeping safe with others 

  1. The ages of sexual consent in the UK is 16 for both heterosexual and homosexual relationships. 
  2. It is against the law to send, receive or view sexual imagery under the age of 18 – even if the images are of yourself. 
  3. Healthy relations are where both parties are equal, respectful and understanding. You should never feel pressured into doing something you don’t want to do, or ever feel like you have to prove yourself to your partner. 
  4. A healthy relationship finds balance between spending time with your partner, and with your friends and family. 
  5. Relationships should, at their heart, respect the dignity and rights of both people involved. 

For more information on Keeping Safe with Others 

 

Disrespect Nobody 

A campaign to help young people understand what a healthy relationship looks like. 

 

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command (CEOP) 

National Crime Agency that exists to bring online sex offenders to justice 

 

Rape Crisis 

An organisation that exists to promote the needs and rights of women and girls who have experienced sexual violence