St Olave’s Grammar School follows clear safeguarding policies, which ensure the safety of all pupils within our care. All staff and volunteers at the school are DBS checked and national Safer Recruitment regulations are strictly followed in appointing all staff. Health and Safety policies are in place and risk assessments are carried out rigorously, both with regard to events and activities within school and those carried out off-site.
Within the school, Mrs Maxwell is the designated Safeguarding Lead and works with families, CAMHS and social services to ensure that our pupils are not at risk. All staff have been trained in child protection procedures and undergo regular refresher training. If for any reason Mrs Maxwell is unavailable, you will be directed to Ms S. Wilcox, who is the Designated Deputy Safeguarding Lead. The St. Olave's Safeguarding Team contact details are available here.
Mrs R. Maxwell
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Calls to Childline are free on: 0800 1111 and their website offers a plethora of guidance and support here: https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/online-mobile-safety/
What Parents need to know about "Zoom" the new video conferencing App
the way someone has been communicating with you online
please report it to the National Crime Agency via: https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
WhatsApp have produced a guide for parents & carers regarding what they need to know about the platform to help safeguard their children from potential online risks including; the new age limit (16+), scam messages, connecting with strangers, location sharing and more. Available here: https://twitter.com/natonlinesafety/status/1039846184360312833
The National Online Safety Team have created a free guide to raise awareness about 'online grooming'. Further information is available here. They have also produced the following resouces relating to safe use of the Internet: Safety online Snapchat Tik Tok
Have created a free educational resource - "How to keep your child safe on their smartphone – the definitive guide" available here
HOUSEPARTY App - Social Media Risk - Please see safety information that parents and students should be aware of regarding the Houseparty App: here
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