Information/Resources for Parents and carers
We know how important it is that our staff are aware of all aspects of safeguarding. We also know that sometimes parents also need information/awareness of Safeguarding and E-Safety. Below are some resources which we hope will help you with this.
Some of these are provided by a company which we work very closely with to help train our staff. Safeguarding Essentials
Coronavirus: online safety
Source: The Children's Commissioner for England
Date: 09 April 2020
The Children's Commissioner for England, in association with the privacy law firm Schillings, has produced a digital safety and wellbeing kit for parents and a safety guide for children to help keep children safe and well online during the coronavirus outbreak.
Read the news story: Digital safety and wellbeing kit
Download the kit: Parents' digital safety and wellbeing kit (PDF)
Download the guide: Children's guide to staying safe online (PDF)
Parent’s Guide to Online Risks and Tools to Protect Parents, Their Children and Others From Harm in the Digital Space.
Walsall council have produced a guide to help parents with protecting people online. The guide is available on the link below.
Summer 2019 - Useful Articles
Online safety doesn't just need to happen at school! Here are 5 articles that may help you keep your children safe this summer.
E-Safety Training for Parents
We have an online training module, which parents can take to increase their knowledge/awareness of ESafety. If you would like to complete this course please use the button below to request this training via email, and we will provide you with a link to take the course.
Abuse - A Guide for Parents
Abuse is a form of maltreatment (in this context, of a child). Somebody may abuse or neglect a child by inflicting harm or by failing to act to prevent harm. Children may be abused in a family or in an institutional or community setting by those known to them or, more rarely, by others (for instance, online). They may be abused by an adult or adults, another child or children. This short guide defines the different forms of abuse to assist parents in safeguarding their children.
Alcohol - A Guide for Parents
This useful resource for parents provides key information about alcohol, the law about alcohol and young people and alcoholic units. It also gives advice about why young people experiment with alcohol, ways to prevent underage drinking and tips for parents on how to talk to their child if they have concerns.
Bullying - A Guide for Parents
Parents should be aware that bullying is taken very seriously at school. However, as a school cannot monitor pupils around the clock as bullying can occur outside of school. This guide supports parents in knowing the different types of bullying, signs that their child is being bullied and other agencies that can support them.
CSE - Checklist for Parents
Child sexual exploitation is when a child or young person is in an exploitative situation and receives gifts or other items as a result of performing sexual activities to the abuser. It can also occur through technology when a child or young person is persuaded to post images on the Internet. It is vital that parents play a role in identifying if their child may be a victim of CSE. This checklist will help them become aware of some of the signs to look out for.
ESafety Factsheet for Parents
This factsheet gives parents a general overview of e-safety to help raise awareness of e-safety issues for children and how these affect parents. It gives parents an overview of the positive and negative aspects of the Internet, some key statistics, tips and useful links.
FGM - A Guide for Parents
Teachers in England and Wales have a mandatory duty to report known cases of FGM in girls under 18 years old to the police. The FGM duty came into force on 31 October 2015. It is important that parents know that if they have any concerns regarding FGM relating to a child in school, they can speak to the DSL who will advise and act as appropriate. This guide provides some key information for parents about the types of FGM, the law and health implications.
Mental Well Being – A Guide for Parents
It is important for parents to ensure that they can support the mental well-being of their children, as they would for any physical condition. This mental well-being guide for parents will help them to identify signs of mental health problems, factors which could lead to future problems and strategies to promote positive mental well-being.
Safeguarding - A Guide for Parents
Parents may have heard the phrase ‘safeguarding’ before and wondered what it meant. This guide for parents introduces the term 'safeguarding' and goes on to explain their role in keeping their children safe from abuse and maltreatment, preventing harm to their health and development and providing safe and effective care for them.
Sexting - A Guide for Parents
This handy guide that schools can share with parents provides some key information about sexting (or Youth Produced Sexual Imagery). The parent guide includes information regarding attitudes to sexting, the law and potential consequences of taking and sharing inappropriate images, tips on what parents can do and links to useful websites.
Sexting - A Short Glossary
It seems that there is a whole new language developing in the digital landscape - LOL!. While many are playful and literal abbreviations, some are more potent. To help make parents aware of some of the sexting abbreviations, we have compiled a short glossary. This is by no means exhaustive, but will help to educate parents about this new form of communication.
What Every Parents Needs to Know About Radicalisation
The internet brings marvellous opportunities to children and young people with the ability to learn new skills and visit websites which engage and enrich their lives. However, the internet also brings dangers such as online predators who will try and contact children through websites and software applications. This guide will help parents and carers learn more about the danger of their children being targeted by online extremists. The guide provides information to help them identify the issue of online radicalisation and gives suggestions on how to support their children with the threat of online extremism.