Safeguarding & Child Protection

Safeguarding and Child Protection

Southway is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils and we require all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We have a duty of care to all our pupils to share any information about them which is a concern.

We endeavour to work in an open and transparent way and, unless the welfare of a child is believed to be at risk, we would share any concerns with parents before sharing information with other professionals.

If you have any questions about Safeguarding and Child Protection, or you have any concerns about a child, you can speak with one of our Child Protection Leads. Speak to your MAT Worker if you need more information.

See our policies for more information.

Useful Information for Parents and Carers

This page contains information on Keeping your Child Safe Online and Keeping your Child Safe from Sexual Exploitation

Keeping your Child Safe Online

In this growing age of technology, it is often difficult for parents to keep up with their children and their activities online. There is lots of information available to support and guide parents, we would like to share the following information with you so that you are able to support your child and keep them safe.

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Ofsted has created a webinar for schools and parents on how to keep children safe online. The aim is to raise awareness about e-safety.


The NSPCC have teamed up with O2 to share information to Keep your Child Safe Online.

O2 NSPCC Online Safety Helpline – providing personalised support for parents on privacy settings, new sites and apps, and general advice. Call on 0808 8005002, also available through live chat.

The NSPCC SHARE AWARE campaign has encouraged thousands of conversations between parents and their children about online safety issues.

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O2 Guru

Guru appointment – whether an O2 customer or not, you can book an in-store appointment with an O2 Guru to get advice and support on making family devices safe for children. 

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Google Good to Know – Google provides a four-piece guide on how to look after your data on the Internet.

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Vodafone has put together easily accessible information and advice for parents.
Vodafone has a new Be Strong campaign with lesson planning etc, so older children can share their knowledge with younger ones.


Net Aware

Net Aware – a popular guide to the 50 sites, apps and games used by young people.  Net Aware has been awarded the Best Product for Parents at the recent Digital Safety Awards.  It’s available as an app or parents can sign up for the newsletter for regular updates.

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Know IT All

Know It All highlights the gap that exists between children’s real experience online and adult awareness of these experiences.  The presentation contains information about positive ways young people are using different technologies, what the risks are to users and it outlines practical advice in avoiding or minimising risks when using online and mobile technologies.


Family and Parenting Institute

Is It Legal? – A guide for parents about the actions your child takes using mobile devices that could be an illegal offence.

Other useful information sheets:

Parents Fact Sheet

Parents Information Sheet
Keeping Young Children Safe Online

Keeping Children & Young People Safe Online
Young people and social networking sites

Young People & Social Networking Sites
Vodafone Digital Parenting Magazine