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).
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.