Please click on the documents below to access important information about safeguarding at Middleton Primary School. If you have any safeguarding concerns, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our safeguarding team (Ms Williams and our Mentors).
- Safeguarding Policy 2018.doc
- Children Missing In Education Statutory Guidance 2018-19.pdf
- Safeguarding Information.docx
- YouTube Safety Fact Sheet
Parent Info has been set up as a collaboration between Parent Zone and NCA-CEOP, providing support and guidance for parents/carers from leading experts and organisation. Parent Info provides support and advice to parents/carers, with contributions from the leading experts and organisations in matters relating to young people and families in a digital world.
There is lots of advice for parents/carers around all things digital and how to ensure your child's safety, resilience and health and well-being in the digital arena. You can find more information HERE.
Fortnite Safety Concern
The Leeds City Council Safeguarding has team has been alerted regarding a serious concern raised about the online game Fortnite. We are aware that this is a popular game that some of our pupils are playing at home.
The following advice has been given and we urge all parents to be vigilant if you are allowing your child to play this game and any other online games or forums.
“Many of you may be aware of the risks and concerns around children playing the online game Fortnite, which has a 12 rating but is played by much younger children.
We have been made aware of an emerging trend, where people are playing strip Fortnite using webcams. The rule is that when you achieve a “kill” you have to strip off, potentially adding an additional risk from children being exposed to and/or sharing indecent images whilst playing the game.
Please could you share this information with parents, colleagues and schools and remind them that any inappropriatae/unlawful contact with children online needs to be reported.”If you have any concerns please report them immediately to the Police, Leeds City Council Safeguarding Team or NSPCC. Links and contact details can be found on the school website under Parents >> Safeguarding. We have also placed some useful links to parental controls on our main page, along with a copy of this letter. Please also come into school if you need any support and ask to speak to a learning mentor.
Useful links are for reporting are here;
Child Exploitation and Online Protection - CEOP Reporting
NSPCC - NSPCC Report
Leeds City Council Safeguarding Team - LCC Safeguarding Team
There have been recent reports in the media about an e-safety incident involving primary age children from Leeds. This incident has highlighted a number of safeguarding issues raised recently about smartphone ‘apps’ including Live.ly, ooVoo, and music.ly amongst others. These apps are supposed to only be able to access contacts on the user’s phones, but it appears that quite quickly unknown individuals are able to join group chats. Therefore, these apps are not safe for children to use as there is a significant risk of inappropriate contact by unknown individuals. These apps are not used in our school, and we advise you to ensure that your children do not have access to such apps on their phone. Please also check that all appropriate privacy settings are switched on, to make sure that children are protected when using any internet site. If your child experiences or expresses concerns about online activity, it must be reported to the police using 101 and https://ceop.police.uk/ceop-reporting/. Wherever possible, a screen shot or a mobile phone picture of the concern should be taken for reporting purposes. As always, we are reinforcing the e-safety rules in school and continue to support pupils in using the internet safely.
If you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to contact school. There is also some useful information on the LSCB website about online safety with some useful tips for parents http://www.leedslscb.org.uk/Parents-Carers-Wider-Family/Keeping-children-safe-online
Please click on the link below to access the parents and carers guide for practical tips on how to make sure your child stays safe when using social media sites.
Please click on the link below for support and advice about how to stay safe online:
Domestic Violence is a crime:
You have the right to live your life free from fear, violence and abuse. You may feel humiliated, frightened, ashamed or alone - but YOU ARE NOT TO BLAME. Domestic Violence is very common - it can happen to anyone, regardless of age, class, disability, race, sexuality or lifestyle.
Domestic violence can involve physical, emotional and financial abuse, usually by a man towards a woman. You and your children may be abused by a partner, ex-partner or family member. Abuse is rarely a one-off event - it tends to get worse over time, but there is help available.
If you would like advice, information, somewhere safe to stay, or simply want someone to listen, you can ring the National Domestic Violence Helpline:
0808 2000 247 – or speak to the Mentors if you prefer.