Safeguard Warnings for parents:

 *** Parents and carers, please be aware of cartoons that contain adult themes. At a glance, certain cartoons can appear innocent and similar to children's animations but TV shows such as Rick and Morty contain content which is  not appropriate for children including violence, inappropriate language and sexual content.

Communication With Parents

Our school will always discuss concerns with parents/carers and consent for any referrals should be sought unless to do so would:

 
Place the child at risk of significant harm or further risk of significant harm;
Place a vulnerable adult at risk of harm; and
Compromise any enquiries that need to be undertaken by children’s social care or the police.
 
The school will endeavour to ensure that parents have an understanding of the responsibilities placed on the school and staff for safeguarding children.
 
In the best interests of safeguarding children there may be occasions when the school has to consult with other agencies without a parent or carer’s prior knowledge. Our first concern and responsibility is the child’s welfare and we have a duty to protect children first and always. Such consultation may result in a formal referral which could prompt visits from social care and/or the police. We fully understand that this can be a very distressing set of circumstances. Our school will follow the procedures required by the Walsall Safeguarding Children's Board.
 
Our school will employ the services of an interpreter if required.

Notice to Parents.

Photographs and Filming at School Events:
Parents/carers are entitled to take photographs or short films of their children at school public events, but these are for their own personal use and must not be shared on social media.

 When's the right time to talk PANTS? 

You know your child better than anyone. And you'll know when they're ready and how much detail to go into. Some parents found these moments helped them start the conversation:

  • bathtime, applying cream or when getting your child dressed 
  • car journeys
  • going swimming and saying that what's covered by swimwear is private
  • during a TV show that features a sensitive storyline
  • singing along to our PANTS song with Pantosaurus.

Follow the link below for further information:

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/globalassets/documents/advice-and-info/pants/pants-2018/pants-parents-guide-online.pdf

 Clever Never Goes

There is a new campaign at the moment to promote the message ‘Clever never goes’ rather than ‘Stranger danger’. This is because often abductions are with known people. The idea is that the children learn that they must never go anywhere with someone if it is unexpected or has not been arranged. Please click on the link below for further details: 

http://clevernevergoes.org/

Operation Encompass                      

Supporting our families by joint working with West Midlands Police.

In order to support our families we have signed up to Operation Encompass. This means that if the police are called to a domestic disturbance then school will be notified so we can support the child/ren and the family, in whatever capacity is required. Ms. M. Sharratt is the named person who will oversee the information and support network.

Domestic Abuse, both physical and verbal, is a traumatic experience for a child and can seriously affect them in later life. It is a sad fact that when the police are called to a domestic situation that 50% of the calls show that a child has been present in the property.

Black Country Women's Aid are also committed to this initiative and can provide support for victims as well as the children involved. You can contact them on:

 info@blackcountrywomensaid.co.uk

01922649569

The Cedar Centre Walsall
The Rock Centre
27-31 Lichfield Street
Walsall, WS1 1TE

More information is available from Ms. Sharratt upon request.

http://www.operationencompass.org/

https://blackcountrywomensaid.co.uk/locations/walsall/

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