Safety Within School
At Marsh Green Primary School, safeguarding children is our number one priority.
The school's Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be accessed via our website here.
Mr Fitzpatrick and Mrs Langley are also on hand to speak to parents and carers, if you feel that you need advice with a range of issues, including:
- accommodation and housing issues
- mental health and wellbeing
- financial difficulties
- parenting skills
- drug and alcohol use
Please do not hesitate to contact the school on 0208 270 4984 to speak to Mr Fitzpatrick (or, in his absence, Mrs Langley) if there is a safeguarding issue that you wish to speak to the school about or if you feel that you would like some support with any of the issues identified above.
In July 2023, we held an online safety workshop for parents, covering topics such as:
- Age limit information for popular social media apps, including Snapchat, Instagram and TikTok.
- The risks of using apps, sites and games that are not age appropriate.
- Agreeing rules about what's okay and what's not okay with social media usage by children.
Here is the workshop presentation, which we encourage all parents and carers to read.
It's never easy to know how to keep your children safe when they aren't with you, and sometimes even when they are, if they are on their devices. Who are they talking to, what are they doing, are they okay? Click the following link to access helpful advice about different topics, related to keeping your children safe online.
The image below shows some of the social media apps, which are popular with children and young people in the United Kingdom right now. The numbers next to the icons show the UK minimum age required for using each app (for example, WhatsApp requires a minimum age of 16).
Think before you send!
The poster below highlights the dangers for children and young people of sharing images online.
Internet Matters publish very helpful step by step parental controls guides on their website, which help parents and carers to set up the right controls and privacy settings on the networks, gadgets, apps and sites children use, in order to provide them with a safer online experience.
CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command) is a law enforcement agency, which is here to keep children and young people safe from sexual exploitation and abuse. Please click the link below if you are concerned about something that has happened to your child or another child, while they have been online.
Report Harmful Content is a national reporting centre designed to assist everyone in reporting harmful content online. Harmful content is anything online which causes a person distress or harm. If you have a concern regarding content on your child’s social media account, then you can report it via the following link.
Keeping Children Safe Beyond the School Gates
The Government has defined extremism in the Prevent strategy as: “vocal or active opposition to fundamental British Values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs."
Click the following link to read o
Radicalisation refers to the process by which a person comes to support terrorism and extremist ideologies associated with terrorist groups.
Extremism is vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values, such as democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs. This also includes calling for the death of members of the armed forces.
Terrorism is an action that:
- Endangers or causes serious violence to a person/people.
- Causes serious damage to property; or
- Seriously interferes or disrupts an electronic system.
The use or threat of terrorism must be designed to influence the government or to intimidate the public and is made for the purpose of advancing a political, religious or ideological cause.
contact the school on 0208 270 4984 to speak to Mr Fitzpatrick or Mrs Langley.