Safeguarding

Safeguarding & Well-Being

Our Policies

 

SAFEGUARDING & CHILD PROTECTION

At Muxton Primary School, all staff are committed to the protection and safeguarding of all children in our care.

If you have any concerns about the safety or well-being of any child, do not delay in reporting your concern to any of the following members of staff who are the Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) in our school:

Mrs Jenny Pritchard (Headteacher)
Mr Howard Auckland (Deputy Headteacher)
Mr Phil Bailey (Year 6 Teacher)

Miss Vicki Cornes (Muxton Extra Staff)
Mrs Lisa Furness (Muxton Extra Staff)

If your concerns are about the conduct of an adult, including any member of staff, please report immediately to a DSL or call direct to:

Family Connect 01952 385385.

For further information, please refer to our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy below:

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy 2019 – 2020

Covid-19 Child Protection Safeguarding Policy Addendum May 2020

Also the whistle blowing policy here:

Whistle Blowing Policy

 

Online Safety

 

Please see the latest information and guidance about the use of Instagram and TikTok:

Instagram Factsheet

TikTok Factsheet

E-Safety from Richard Fitzwarine-Smith

Can you remember what SMART stands for? If a member of staff asks you and you can name all 5 words as well as explain what they mean then you’ll earn yourself a housepoint!

Internet safety is extremely important at Muxton Primary School. We have security measures in place, which are monitored both internally and externally, to prevent our pupils from coming into any potential danger or accessing unsuitable material.

Try this quiz to see how ‘online SMART’ you are.

Lessons are taught from Year 1 upward explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe when using the internet and working with technology.

Click here to see an overview of the E-Safety coverage that we teach in our computing curriculum.

Parental help is still needed to prevent children accessing inappropriate material at home by way of filters and parental controls. Look below at our extensive list of links and resources for Parents/Carers, Teachers and Young People.

National Agencies and where to report a problem

Think U Know  – Advice for Parents, Teachers and Young People and teaching resouces.
CEOP  – Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre – Homepage and report abuse button.
Childnet  – Guidance for Parents, Teachers and Young People.
Internet Watch Foundation  – Report illegal content
UK Council for Child Internet Safety  – UKCCIS
Virtual Global Taskforce  – VGT homepage
CBBC  – Guidance for all.

Links for Parents and Carers

Ask About Games – Advice on computer gaming and how to apply parental controls.
Early Years E-Safety – Help introduce young children to the idea of internet safety.
Get Safe Online – Advice and guidance on safety online.
Yahoo Safety Tips
TeacherTube – Video sharing website.
Edublogs – Blogging in schools.
Easywhois – Useful website to check who registered / owns a website.
All About Explorers – Teaching children to evaluate reliability of online information.
That’s Not Cool – Advice on digital relations for KS3 / KS4
Windows Family Safety – Set up Windows safety controls

 

Telford & Wrekin Safeguarding Board

Please click below to go to the Telford and Wrekin Safeguarding Board website.

http://www.telfordsafeguardingboard.org.uk/

 

Muxton Safeguarding Voice (MSV)

Muxton Safeguarding Voice (MSV) is a children’s safeguarding board made up of children in Years 4 – 6. They work to embed a strong culture of safeguarding throughout the school.

Our MSV members work as a team of leaders and mentors who are visible and accessible to all children during break-times and lunchtimes. They talk to and advise children about how they can keep themselves safe and are there to talk to any children who have worries or problems.

MSV are mentored by Mrs Pritchard and other staff so that they have the knowledge and skills to respond appropriately to any safeguarding concerns. They meet on a regular basis and have elected their own Chair and Secretary to lead and manage meetings.

MSV are currently focusing on the following areas in their work:

  • Ensure that all children in school recognise MSV members and understand how the team can help to keep them safe.
  • Through key stage and class assemblies, ensure that all children and staff in school are clear about how we prevent bullying in our school community, including cyber-bullying.
  • Ensure that children understand that children may be subject to different types of abuse – physical, emotional and sexual – and the importance of speaking out to stay safe.
  • Ensure that everyone has a clear and accurate understanding about recent events involving terrorism and the need to emphasise and embed our fundamental British values.
  • Explore materials and resources which can help to promote equality.

 

E-Cadets

Muxton e-cadets are a team of e-safety ambassadors made up of children in KS1 (Minis) and KS2 (e-cadets). Led by pupils, the e-cadets act as the peer mentors who convey important e-safety messages and train their classmates through a series of curriculum based activities.

Each e-cadet has access to the e-cadets website where they are given the information, resources and guidance to help them plan, organise and deliver e-safety lessons on a variety of themes.

Our e-cadets are visible around school and are available for children to talk to about their e-safety issues or concerns. When an e-cadet feels unsure or needs further information , the website also provides an instant messenger facility which supports the e-cadets in answering any questions they may have.

The team are mentored by Mrs Sykes and through regular meetings, the e-cadets are given the skills and knowledge to enable them to confidently lead sessions where the aim is to inform and raise awareness of the importance of e-safety.

Their first challenge was to create an e-cadet promise to outline the aims of the team and demonstrate their commitment to the initiative.

Muxton E-Cadet Promise

 

Emotional Health & Well-Being

Beam

BEAM is a local service to support emotional health and well-being and is run by The Children’s Society. It is a drop-in service for children and young people from 0 – 25, their parents and carers. 

Bee U Emotional Health & Well-Being Service

Bee U exists to help children and young people to be resilient and to have a positive sense of emotional health and well-being. Please follow the link below to see the range of services, advice and support which is available.

Bee U

The Children’s Sleep Charity

We understand how difficult life can be when your child has a sleep issue. Our aim is to support families to get a better night’s sleep by offering workshops, clinics and written materials. We use a behavioural approach to sleep and work in partnership with families, we know that you are the expert on your child.

We will bring you the latest news about what is happening around the country and how you can access support.

The Children’s Sleep Charity