CLINTON C OF E PRIMARY SCHOOL 
What is safeguarding? 
Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. 
Safeguarding means: 
protecting children from abuse and maltreatment 
preventing harm to children’s health or development 
ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care 
taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes 
Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. 
 
Everyone in our school and community has a responsibility to keep children and young people safe. 
 
The Schools Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs R Brennan 
The Schools Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mrs P McAdams and Ms H Lefort 
The Schools Governors responsible for Safeguarding are Mrs A Atton and Ms S Metz 
 
All staff and Volunteers in the school have Enhance Police Checks. 
Worried about a child?call Devon 0345 155 1071 Devon out of hours 0845 6000 388 
 
Please click on the policy to download or ask in reception for a paper copy 
 
Support for Parents 
 
Selfiecop - new app to protect children from the dangers of sexting 
Selfiecop is a new app that proctects children and teenagers from the dangers of sexting and selfies. Selfiecop works by emailing parents a copy of every photo or video taken on their child's smartphone or tablet. This includes photos and videos captured by the most popular social networking apps. Click Here for more information 
 
New NSPCC Helpline for parents worried about radicalisation 
Parents can now call a free, 24-hour NSPCC helpline if they are concerned about their children becoming radicalised. 
Counsellors from the NSPCC have been trained by experts from the Home Office to advise parents on how to spot signs of radicalisation in children who could fall victim to online groomers. 
The helpline is also available for parents who want to know how to reassure children worried about terrorist attacks taking place. 
Signs which may hint towards radicalisation in children 
• They isolate themselves from family and friends 
• They become disrespectful or ask inappropriate questions 
• They seem to be more angry or agressive 
• They have an unhealthy obsession for websites about terrorists 
• Their speech seems scripted when talking about radicalised ideas 
Children who may be targeted by online groomers 
• Those with low self-esteem 
• Those with a history of gang membership 
• Those with a history of being bullyed 
The helpline, the first of its kind, was launched in July. It comes after the children's charity said it received a high level of concern from anxious parents and children following the Paris terror attack in November. 
John Cameron, head of helplines at the NSPCC, said it was created to "fill the gap between reporting terrorist events and people who have safeguarding concerns". 
Previously, parents could only contact MI5 or police-run anti-terror hotlines if they were concerned about their children. But they were worried about getting an adverse reaction from the government organisations, said Mr Cameron. 
Mr Cameron said that children being radicalised online was a "child protection issue" and similar to other forms of grooming. The children who are most likely to be affected are those who were vulnerable. 
 
Adults can ring the NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 
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