Safeguarding at Southwark

Southwark Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff, visitors and members of the school community to share this commitment. We are fully focused on ensuring that consistent, effective safeguarding procedures are in place. In addition to this, throughout the curriculum children are taught how to stay safe, including online.

What can you expect from us?

A safe environment for your child to learn that complies with safeguarding in education legislation and guidance.
We will take good care of your child whilst they are with us.
We will talk to you about anything we see that we are worried about.
We will keep accurate up to date records.
If your child transfers to another school we will share important information with them that will help to support your child’s move.
We will contact you if your child is absent and you haven’t let us know why.
We will respond promptly to any problem you tell us about.
Our staff will offer support and assistance when needed.

E-Safety at Southwark

At Southwark Primary, our vision is a school community that embraces the use of different technologies to enhance learning and thinking, as well as teaching all of our children how to be safe and responsible digital citizens who make informed decisions about their actions online.

Children are taught to use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly, keeping personal information private; they recognise acceptable and unacceptable behaviour and can identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.

We believe that regular, open conversations between parents, carers and children about using the internet is ultimately the best way to keep children safe online. While there are huge benefits to being online, it is important to be aware that any time children use the Internet, they face some potential risks. We believe understanding what your child is doing online helps keep them safe online: make talking about what they do online a normal part of everyday life, rather than something that only happens when there’s a problem or issue.

In this day and age, online safety has to be more than a reminder not to speak to strangers online. As children begin to navigate the internet and use it in different ways as they grow older, their own personal conduct online is also an area where they need guidance. We believe it is important to teach children about both the technological and social and emotional aspects of being safe and successful online.

Other linked policies:

Southwark Safeguarding Policy 2019 - 2020
Safeguarding Policy Addendum June 2020 Covid19
COVID-19 Child Protection Policy Update (April 2020)
Southwark Looked After Child (LAC) Policy 2019 - 2020
Southwark Peer On Peer Abuse Policy 2019 - 2020
Southwark Behaviour Policy 2019 - 2020
Southwark Anti-Bullying Policy 2019 - 2020
Southwark Attendance & Punctuality Policy 2019 - 2020
Trust Whistelblowing Policy 2019 - 2020
Trust Allegations of Abuse Against Staff Policy 2019 - 2020