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Keeping our children safe is a responsibility that we all have to take extremely seriously. We believe that in addition to the systems we already have in place that enable us to do this consistently, expanding our own knowledge can only be more beneficial. The information for parents below will hopefully go some way to supporting you to keep your children safe. Further information of the Safeguarding procedures and policies in school, can be found here: http://www.bardfieldacademy.org/safeguarding/
NEW – Information to keep you safe at home:
Essex Police and Fire Service Education Team
The Education Officers visit thousands of school children each year in Essex delivering fire safety and crime prevention advice in lessons and assemblies. While we are in the current COVID-19 state across the county, the Education Officers have made their presentations available on their website for children to continue learning from the Fire Service and Police. I want to share this with you all in a hope it could be useful for any work you might be setting for your pupils:
Essex Police has a few resources which can be used and that includes the Essex Police Museum:
Essex Police have released Colour in Police Dog Baloo for the younger ones with some information about Baloo.
NSPCC Help and Advice to Keeping Children Safe During Covid-19
Think You Know – Online Safety
Think You Know’s third #OnlineSafetyAtHome pack is now available with new activities for parents and carers to use at home! Access them here by age group :
Online Grooming and the Coronavirus
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has created a three-fold “perfect storm” for abusers to groom children online, the NSPCC has warned.
The charity said offenders are currently seeing an unprecedented opportunity to target children spending more time on the internet at home.
It said tech firms have had to scale back on moderators who combat sexual abuse, meaning those who may be feeling increasingly lonely or anxious are more vulnerable.
Here are some online links to use to protect your children whilst at home at this vulnerable time. You can also find some useful information using our ‘Safer Schools’ APP http://www.