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Safeguarding for Virtual Learning

Safeguarding during COVID-19:

Cuddington Croft School recognises its responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and this still applies during this time and whilst our children are learning virtually. 

If you have any concerns about children who attend Cuddington Croft please email DSL@cuddington-croft.surrey.sch.uk

For information on our Safeguarding Policies and Procedures - please visit our safeguarding page:

http://www.cuddingtoncroft.org/236/safeguarding

 

DFE guidance for online safety and mental health:

Where can I go to get support to help keep my child safe online?

There is support available to keep your child safe online. Below are some useful links to help parents and carers:

  •         Thinkuknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)
  •         Internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  •         Parent info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  •         LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  •         Net-aware (support for parents and carers from the NSPCC)
  •         Let’s Talk About It (support for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation)
  •         UK Safer Internet Centre (tips, advice, guides)

What support is available to parents to help them maintain their family’s wellbeing while their children are at home?

Social connections, alongside exercise, sleep, diet and routine, are important protective factors for mental health. Materials to promote and support mental wellbeing are included in the list of online resources we have published to help children to learn at home. Public Health England’s Rise Above platform supports young people. The Department of Health and Social Care is providing £5 million of additional funding to support mental health charities to increase their provision for adults and children at this time.

Social isolation, reduced exercise, and bereavement, may affect children’s wellbeing in this period.

Resources to promote and support children and young people’s mental wellbeing include:

All NHS mental health trusts are setting up 24/7 helplines, and seeking to use digital and virtual channels, to continue delivering support during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

 

Some useful websites for keeping children happy and safe online during COVID-19:

https://www.childnet.com/blog/keeping-children-happy-and-safe-online-during-covid-19

https://www.mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk/media/1960/coronavirus-mental-health-and-wellbeing-resources.pdf

https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone/ 

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-keeping-children-safe-online/coronavirus-covid-19-support-for-parents-and-carers-to-keep-children-safe-online

 

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/coronavirus-advice-suppport-children-families-parents/

 

https://www.annafreud.org/coronavirus-support/

 

Please see attached our school SMART poster is child friendly guidance on how to stay safe online.

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