Salusbury Primary recognises the benefits and opportunities which new technologies offer to teaching and learning.
We encourage the use of technology in order to enhance skills and promote achievement. However, the accessible and global nature of the internet and variety of technologies available mean that we are also aware of potential risks and challenges associated with such use. Please click here to access support from NSPCC and information on online safety.
The Prevent Duty
It is important to remember that issues in regard to radicalisation and extremism are safeguarding issues, and the same level of risk assessment and proportionate response are required.
Please click here to access departmental advice for schools on the Prevent Duty (DFE) Alternatively you can also refer to Keeping Children Safe in Education above for further information or our Safeguarding and Child Protection policy.
Concerns should be shared with the Designated Safeguarding Lead in school and dialogue should take place with parents/carers. However, where there is imminent risk of harm to a child, an immediate referral should be made to Family Front Door as with all other safeguarding concerns where risk of harm is imminent. If there is concern about risk of harm to others, then the Police should be contacted as a matter of urgency.
It is also important to bear in mind the distinction between a referral to Family Front Door as opposed to a referral to Channel (which is also referred to within the briefing). Front Door should be the first point of contact for Designated Safeguarding Leads, to enable Front Door to gather intelligence, assess risk and ensure an appropriate response – this may include a subsequent referral to Channel Panel if it is determined as necessary.
Children Missing Education (To be read alongside Attendance/Punctuality Policy)
From September 2016, amendments to regulations require the following actions from all schools:-
- All schools – are required to inform the LA when they are about to remove a pupil’s name from the admissions register.
- Schools also have to inform the LA within 5 days of registering new pupils
- For a pupil who has not returned after 10 days, the amended regulations require the school and LA to make those enquiries collaboratively, not separately. The Pupils Registration Regulations make reference to ‘jointly making reasonable enquiries’.
Schools are advised to:
- Record the Future Address and address Start Date for the pupil/student or contact;
- Record the destination school in the Destination Institution field in the School History panel of the - pupil/student record;
- Record the start date in the Destination Expected Start Date field in the School History panel of the - pupil/student record; and