‘This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all our children and expects our staff and volunteers to share this commitment’

Online Safety Advice for Parents

Please find the attached online safety leaflet which contains advice for parents, including online child exploitation, keeping your child safe online and help available.

Online Safety Advice for Parents (Leaflet Jan Covid 2021)

Keeping Your Child Safe Online

Please find a link below to the most up to date guidance on how to keep our children safe online. This has come from the Leeds Safeguarding Children’s Partnership.

We know all of our pupils have access to the internet, this is also within school too. The internet proved to be a wonderful tool during our school closure, to keep in touch with family and friends, to support our young people with their home learning and much more. However, our very first priority is that our children know how to stay safe online as well as aiding our parents/carers to support our pupils with this too. We hope you find this information useful and helpful in supporting your child/ren to stay safe online.

LSCP – Keeping your child safe online

Online Safety Newsletters

Online Safety Newsletter Dec 2020

Online Safety Newsletter Nov 2020

Online Safety Newsletter Oct 2020

Online Safety Newsletter Sept 2020

Here we continue to add useful information from the Education & Early Start Safeguarding Team and National Online Safety Team.

Important Documents:

Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018

Leeds Local Authority Children Missing in Education (CME) Guidance September 2018

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy 2020-2021

Keeping children safe in education part 1 Sep 2020

Keeping children safe in education Sep2020

Guidance for Safer Working Practice May 2019

Working Restoratively to Safeguard Children and Young People Recordings of meetings and conferences by parents Professional Concerns Resolution Process

During the COVID 19 Outbreak, we are also using the following guidance:

GSWP COVID addendum April 2020

COVID-19 Schools Safeguarding policy addendum update Nov 2020

Should you need to speak with a designated Safeguarding lead during this time, please make contact with the school office at office@stjosephswetherby.com and a DSL will be in contact with you as soon as possible.

October is Tyre Safety Month: Click on the links to check out the advice from The Leeds Travel Behaviour Team Tyre Safety Home-Safe-Leaflets-final

We would like to draw your attention to the protocol which we follow for children who live in a household where domestic violence and abuse has been reported to the police. Information for parents/carers

To view the Whatsapp Guide for Parents click here. This document has been published by the National Online Safety Team.

Safeguarding and apps  Copy of CSE Social Media Library

Below are links which we hope you find useful.

Below is a link with information from the Prevent Team. The information provided on the site will provide people with knowledge of Prevent in Leeds. There are also links to very useful documents as well as information on the Channel programme that we hope people find useful. https://www.leeds.gov.uk/residents/neighbourhoods-and-community/prevent

Leeds Safeguarding Children’s Partnership https://www.leedsscp.org.uk/Home

Poster Campaign in Respect of Physical Chastisement

Domestic Violence: information can be found at  https://www.leeds.gov.uk/domesticviolence/Pages/default.aspx.

Safeguarding in sports Leeds

Please find attached a letter received today relating to e-safety in Leeds, please read, there are also useful links for keeping children safe. Please contact school should you have any concerns or questions around this. E Safety Incident Leeds

Safeguarding letter to parents

Click here for helpful information to help keep your child safe when using the Internet

As part of our computing curriculum and safeguarding procedures we teach E-safety throughout school and our teaching ensures that we not only meet the expectations of the curriculum in this respect but that we actively respond to issues that arise due to rapidly developing technology. We follow advice from the Leeds Safeguarding Team and as explained at our e-safety parents’ evening in the autumn term, we use a range of websites to support our teaching and learning around e-safety. Links to some of these websites are shown below. Please encourage your child to talk to you about their learning around safeguarding in school.

Although much of the teaching around safeguarding is through discrete lessons, our school ethos, curriculum and policies ensures that we integrate safeguarding into everything we do.

Should you ever have any concerns or queries around safeguarding, please do not hesitate to contact one of the school’s designated safeguarding leads: Miss Milivojevic, Mrs Ward, Mrs Hodgson or Mrs Frost. Up to date information is regularly added to our school website under the safeguarding page. Please continue to visit our website regularly to ensure you receive up to date information.

The link below is a guide to internet safety and safe surfing for young people from Think U Know. Learn about online safety when using blogs, chatting, online gaming, P2P and other forms of media.

Think U Know

Children are told it’s good to share, but sharing too much online can be dangerous; we’ve got simple advice on keeping children safe on social networks. Follow the link below for more information.

Share Aware

The link below will take you to Childnet International, a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.

Child Net

Tuesday 12th February 2019 is Safer Internet Day! Help make the internet a better place.

Safer Internet

From Facebook and Instagram to Snapchat and Tumblr a simple no-nonsense guide for parents from NSPCC and O2 to the social media, apps and games that kids use. Please follow the link below.

Net Aware

NSPCC’s – Pants rules – Please find attached a letter covering what will be covered in PHSE lessons and guides on ‘the underwear rule ‘why it’s important and parents/carers ‘simple conversations to help keep your child safe’

Pants are Private Letter to Parents   talk-pants-why-important   underwear-rule-guide-for-parents

Online Safety – Please see the attached letter and important facts for parents supplied from our PCSO Online Safety

Be Internet Legends: Click on the following link for more information of how to keep your children safe and confident when using the Internet https://beinternetlegends.withgoogle.com/en-gb

Below is a list of links to resources for parents who want to know about how to keep their children safe on various different games consoles.

Parental Guide – Apple Parental Guide – Nintendo Switch Parental Guide – WiiU parental guide – xbox family parental guide – xbox360 parental guide – xboxone Parental Guides – Nintendo3DS Playstation – parental guide

Please click here  for letters to parents regarding Fortnite.

Please click on the useful link below for more information. This has been taken from the NSPCC & Net Aware website.

Link to useful information for parents: Fortnite

Information on river safety River Safety Letter watersafety-children-young-people