The DSL (Designated Safeguarding Lead) is Mrs Rebecca Ruddock and the deputy is Mrs Gillian Gibbs. We have a large Safeguarding team who are on hand to deal with any concerns which arise here at School.
Every school must have a Child Protection Policy – known as the school’s Safeguarding Policy. The aim of the policy is to ensure that our school has effective measures in place to safeguard your children from the potential risk of harm and that the safety and wellbeing of the children are of the highest priority in all aspects of our school’s work. Safeguarding is not just about protecting children from deliberate harm. Having the policy in place ensures that all members of your school community:
· Are aware of their responsibilities in relation to safeguarding and child protection
· Know the procedures that should be followed if they have a cause for concern
· Know where to go to find additional information regarding safeguarding
· Are aware of the key indicators relating to child abuse
· Fully support the school’s commitment to safeguarding and child protection.
Sandymoor Ormiston Academy encourages parents and children to visit the CEOP website (Child Exploitation & Online Protection) www.thinkuknow.co.uk to keep you safe and to build knowledge of how to stay safe online. Security on our computer system is a high priority because there are so many users.
What we recommend and teach the children about Personal Security Guidelines
· Never reveal personal information, either their own or others, such as home addresses, telephone numbers and personal e-mail addresses etc.
· Not use photographs of themselves on their web pages unless the parent/guardians have given permission to do so.
· Never meet people in person that they have contacted on the internet without a parent/guardian’s permission.
· Notify their teacher whenever they come across information or messages that are dangerous, inappropriate, or make them feel uncomfortable.
· Be aware that the author of an e-mail or web page may not be the person they claim to be.
Right click and save target to download the policy if you have trouble opening any of the files.
CEOP help children stay safe online.
You should report to CEOP if:
Someone has acted inappropriately towards you online, or to a child or young person you know? It may be being asked to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable or someone being insistent on meeting up. You can report it or receive further information by clicking CEOP or report anonymously via our website:
E-Safety at Sandymoor Ormiston Academy
The internet is now part of our everyday lives. Children, young people and adults alike use it to learn, work, play and socialise via their computers, tablets, phones and games consoles.
The internet can be an interesting and fun place to spend time, it can also be a dangerous place if you are not sensible, responsible and don’t know how to stay safe online.
Here are some sources of information and advice for students and parents – click to view:
Social Media & Photography
|Photography and video policy||Download|
|Photography and video parent carer information and consent form||Download|
|Social media policy||Download|
In conjunction with Cheshire Police, Sandymoor Ormiston Academy is involved in an initiative called Operation Encompass. The purpose of Operation Encompass is to safeguard and support children and young people who have been involved in, heard or witnessed a domestic abuse incident. Following such an incident, children will often arrive at school distressed, upset, worried and unprepared. Operation Encompass aims to ensure that appropriate school staff (called “Key Adults”) are made aware early enough to support children and young people in a way that means they feel safe and included.
At Sandymoor our Key Adults are Mrs Rebecca Ruddock and Mrs Sally Jones.
This is a valuable initiative that means we can continue to support and help children and families within our school community when they need it the most. You can find out more by visiting www.operationencompass.org
or by contacting our Key Adult.