Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:
• protecting children from maltreatment
• preventing impairment of children’s mental and physical health or development
• ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
• taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes. (KCSIE 2022)
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility.
King Ethelbert DSL team
Laura Day Designated safeguarding lead
Jo Setterfield Deputy designated safeguarding lead
Ben Rowland Deputy designated safeguarding lead
Term time during normal school hours (8:30am - 3:30pm)
Please email DSL@kingethelbert.kent.sch.uk or call the main school telephone number (01843 83199) to contact the DSL team.
All other times (weekends, school holidays and any day between 3:30 pm and 8:30 am) Please contact Integrated Children’s Services on 03000 411111 (office hours) or 03000 419191 (out of office hours).
If you believe a child is in immediate danger, always contact 999 for assistance.
Childline is there 24hrs a day to support you in any way they can whatever the problem. You can also visit their website for further information https://www.childline.org.uk/ or signposting to other support websites
CEOP - if you have any concerns about what you have seen online report it to CEOP:
Think U Know - is an online general advice site to do with anything internet based. Advice is given by age range including support for parents.
Support for Students and Adults on Facebook and Twitter.
A great app you can download which tells you all about the apps young people are using and what they do. It also gives you information on how safe they are.
Childline has launched an app that is the first to provide counselling to young people in need of help directly through their mobile devices. The app has been named 'For Me' to ensure that it can be discreetly installed. This means that if someone happens to see the young person's phone they can't tell it's a Childline service. This can be downloaded from your app store.
Technology has many benefits but it also brings some challenges for young people, such as bullying and sexting. Vodafone are trying to help children and teenagers get the most out of technology and become more confident and resilient when they are online. Vodafone have created this Digital Parenting website to support parents, carers and teachers and also to provide resources for young people themselves. It’s full of expert advice, ‘how to’ guides and information about other Vodafone initiatives, such as Be Strong Online, so that you can help your child to make the right digital choices. You can also sign up for a Digital Parenting magazine. Please click on the link below.
Your online mental wellbeing community
Free, safe and anonymous support
Resources to support parents and carers to keep your children safe online:
support for parents and carers to keep children safe online, which outlines resources to help keep children safe from different risks online and where to go to find support and advice
guidance on staying safe online which includes information on security and privacy settings
Thinkuknow provides advice from the National Crime Agency (NCA) on staying safe online
Parent info is a collaboration between Parentzone and the NCA providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations
Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support
Internet matters provides age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world
London Grid for Learning has support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online
Net-aware has support for parents and carers from the NSPCC, including a guide to social networks, apps and games
Let’s Talk About It has advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation
UK Safer Internet Centre has tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online, including parental controls offered by home internet providers and safety tools on social networks and other online services
A place where young people aged 10-16 can learn how to look after their emotional and mental health and find ways to help them bounce back when life gets tough: www.Moodspark.org.uk
Free training for parents on wellbeing and self harming behaviours
Here is the link to Mind and Body's free online training sessions for parents and
carers who are looking to explore strategies to support their young person's
wellbeing, particularly in relation to self harm. The sessions are open access and
therefore parents/carers don't have to have a young person currently open to Mind
and Body in order to access the session.
More information about Mind and Body can be accessed here.
Before you submit a report to us, it is essential that you have reported the material to the social media service directly using their online tools, at least 48 hours ago. You can find information on how to do this by clicking on the tabs below.
It is also important to remember that we can only submit reports on specific platforms, about the following 8 harms: