Parents

Safeguarding

If you have any safeguarding concerns during the school closure period, please do not hesitate the academy on 01476 405200 (between 9.00am and 3.00pm) or the Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children’s Partnership on 01522 782111 or the out of hours emergency duty team on 01522 782333.

COVID 19 Addendum To Safeguarding Policy

Bluecoat Meres recognises our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of pupils. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where learners are respected and valued. We will be alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and will follow our procedures to ensure that the children receive effective support, protection and justice

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is:  Mrs Kirsty Kuffour

If you have any questions or if you would like to see our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy please contact Mrs Kuffour.

Further information on safeguarding and e-safety is available in our policy and the following links below:

Safeguarding Policy BMA and BMPA Sept 2020

Guidance on safety whilst using Snapchat and TikTok is available to parents in these attached documents:

Tik Tok How To Block Other Users

Child Safety On TikTok

Tik Tok How To Control Your Privacy

Snapchat How To Control Your Privacy

Snapchat How To Block Other Users

ThinkuKnow Resources for a safer online experience over the Winter break

Access to new tech over the winter period can provide new opportunities for children and young people but also present risks.

Thinkuknow has a guide for parents which looks at how they can support their child to be safer online this season by focusing on 3 key areas: viewing, sharing, chatting and friending.

Thinkuknow – Being Social Online – A Parent’s Guide

4 steps you can take to help children stay safer

Thinkuknow’s new post takes you through the importance of conversations with children and young people about communicating safely online, helping them to understand how to report anything worrying, and reminding parents and carers about setting up parental controls.

You’ll also find examples of resources that you can use to build on these conversations and develop skills and knowledge in the new year.

Help us learn more about young people and the dark web

Thinkuknow are currently working with The Children’s Society and Marie Collins Foundation to find out more about young people’s experiences using the dark web, and how they can be protected from encountering the associated risks.

Contact Us

The West Grantham Church of England Secondary Academy
The Avenue
Grantham
Lincolnshire
NG31 7PX

E-mail: office@bluecoatmeres.co.uk
Tel: 01476 405200

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