Child Protection & Safeguarding

At Denton Community College we recognise our responsibilities for child protection. Our child protection policy provides an overview of the college’s position and should be read in conjunction with the college’s Safeguarding Policy. Our policy applies to all staff and volunteers working in the college, and to all governors. There are five main elements:

 

 Ensuring we practice safe recruitment in checking the suitability of staff and volunteers to work with children;

 

Raising awareness of child protection issues and equipping children with the skills needed to keep them safe;

 

Ensuring that staff are aware of the procedures for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases, of abuse. These procedures are contained in Essential Guidance for all staff working within the Local Education Authority;

 

Supporting students who have been abused in accordance with his/her agreed child protection plan; and

 

Establishing a safe environment in which children can learn and develop.

 

To download the full child protection policy please click here

To download the full Safeguarding policy please click here

To download a copy of the visitor and volunteer agreement please click here

 

Download useful guides to online safety from CEOP

 

Advice for parents from CEOP

 

Instagram parent's guide

 

Parent's guide for Oovoo

 

Parent's guide for Snapchat

 

Parent's guide for Whatsapp

 

The following person may be approached in relation to these policies:

Miss Rebecca Lumb

Designated Child Protection Officer

 

In her absence:

Mrs Paula Bentley (School Business Manager)

Link Governor for Child Protection: Mr Clive Lunt

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) - Tania Brown 0161 342 4398 

 

Links to useful websites:

 

Keeping Children Safe Online

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

https://www.kidscape.org.uk/advice/

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

 

Sexting

http://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/sexting/

 

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nNmzfyQBaE&safe=active

http://www.itsnotokay.co.uk/

 

Self Harm

Download guide to coping with self-harm - a guide for parents and carers

http://www.nshn.co.uk/friends.html

 

Bullying

https://www.kidscape.org.uk/advice/

 

Drugs

http://www.knowdrugs.org/