Safeguarding

The Bewdley School and Sixth Form Centre recognises that e-Safety is an essential aspect of education in the modern curriculum and we aim to embed safe practice into the culture of the school. ICT and PSHCE lessons allow learners to update their knowledge of current issues and this is supported by tutor packages and assemblies.

It is vital that our learners realise the strengths and potential dangers of the new technologies, hand held devices and the power of the internet and know how to use them safely and legally.

A number of our learners have been trained as Cyber Mentors. They share guidance and information about how best to stay safe and sensible online, whilst also offering information on Cyber Bullying.

Please find a range of websites to use to enable you to use the internet safely.

 Bullying UK

BullyingUK is part of Family Lives a national charity providing help and support in all aspects of family life.

Click here to go to BullyingUK web site

 Childline

ChildLine is a free 24 hour counselling service for children and young people up
to 18 in the UK.

Click here to go to Childline web site

 Cyber Mentors

CyberMentors is all about young people helping and supporting each other online.

If you're being bullied, or are feeling a bit low, or are maybe troubled by something and you're not sure what to do or who to talk to, then CyberMentors is where you can go for help.

Click here to go to Cyber Mentors web site 

ThinkUKnow

ThinkUKnow is the education programme of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre aimed at young people, and encourages safety Internet. It is based around 3 key themes;

  • How to Have Fun
  • How to Stay In Control (or How to Take Control)
  • How to Report a Problem

Click here to go to ThinkUKnow web site

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Worcester County Council - If you are worried about a child (Safeguarding)

If you have reason to believe that a child or young person is at immediate risk from harm contact the Police on 999.
If you have any concerns about a particular child or young person and feel that they may be in need of protection or safeguarding, then please contact the Family Front Door on 01905 822666 from Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm.
For assistance out of office hours (5:00pm to 8:30 am weekdays and all day at weekends and bank holidays) please contact the Emergency Duty Team (EDT) on 01905 768020.
 
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Department of Education -Keeping Children Safe in Education (2016)

This is statutory guidance from the Department for Education issued under Section 175 of the Education Act 2002, the Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014 and the Non-Maintained Special Schools (England) Regulations 2015. Schools and colleges must have regard to it when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. This means that they should comply with it unless exceptional circumstances arise 

Click here to view the Keeping Children Safe document      

Click here to view the Keeping Children Safe (Part 1) document

Click here to view the Prevent Strategy