Safeguarding & Support

Safeguarding & Support

”Safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility”

We seek to provide an environment in which everyone feels safe and is valued and respected. Our priority is to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults, and our Safeguarding & Wellbeing teams are here to support students who are experiencing issues that may impact their ability to attend or achieve their potential. 

If you have any concerns please contact the Safeguarding Team: 

Emailsafeguarding@coulsdon.ac.uk

Phone – 07864984211

Click below to view our safeguarding and prevent policy document

 

Online safety information for students and parents 

Now more than ever we need to support our students to stay safe and well online. See below a range of helpful websites for parents and students to ensure safety online over the coming weeks.

The Safer Internet Centre offers excellent advice for parents on keeping their children safe online. This includes information on the common dangers as well as safety controls and tools, including those that can be used on social media.

There is a similar guide for young people. Here you can find 5 top tips for staying safe online as well as links to other resources, including the safe use of apps such as Instagram and Snapchat.

CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection command) is an organisation designed to protect young people from online sexual abuse. Their website has a section where young people or parents/guardians can make a report that they or someone else may be suffering from grooming or online sexual abuse. This can range from people feeling pressured to talk about sex online, being asked to provide images to being asked to meet up in person. As well as being able to make reports of things that have happened you can also contact CEOP for advice on what to do if you have concerns that something may happen.

Advice on these issues is also available on the Think U Know website.

If you are not ready to talk to CEOP or want advice on online bullying and harassment that is not sexual in nature the best contact is Childline on 0800 1111.

There is a wide range of apps that students use socially. It is important that students and parents understand how they work, the safety features and the dangers of the technology. The guides below show some of the most common apps that young people are using currently.

How to set up the parental controls offered by your internet provider

BT Internet
Sky Broadband
Talk Talk Homesafe
Virgin Media

Other Parental Control links

YouTube How to turn on Safety Mode
Google Activate Safe Search
4OD Parental Control
BBC IPlayer Parental Guidance Lock
ITV Player PIN number protection
Sky Go Parental Controls

Website / Software Guidance

Ask.FM Factsheet
Facebook Parents’ Guide
Google + Parents’ Guide
Instagram Parents’ Guide
Snapchat Parents’ Guide

 

Additional Support 

Samaritans – United Kingdom & Ireland – All Ages
A charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distressstruggling to cope, or at risk of suicide. Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. They’re there 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, waiting for your call. You do not need to have any credit or call allowance – the call is free.

Website: www.samaritans.org
Email: jo@samaritans.org (response within 24 hours)
Phone: 116 123

Childline – United Kingdom – Children and Young People Up to Their 19th Birthday
You can talk to a counsellor on the phone or access the online counseling service. Childline deals with any issues which cause distress or concern; some of the most common issues include child abuse, bullying, mental illness, parental separation or divorce, teenage pregnancy, substance misuse, neglect, and psychological abuse.

Website: www.childline.org.uk
Phone: 
0800 1111 (FREE)

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Fax: 01737 551 282
Email: enquiries@coulsdon.ac.uk

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