Information for Parents and Carers 

The staff with Designated Responsibility for Safeguarding at Ockbrook are:  Ms Helen Springall, Deputy Head – Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Sue Worthington, Head of Primary – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Sarah Taylor, Head of EYFS – Designated Safeguarding Lead for EYFS

Safeguarding Policy

Anti Bullying Policy

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Talking to your child about their on-line safety

As part of our ongoing commitment to ensuring that our students learn about on-line safety and remain safe on-line, you may find the following NSPCC advice on how to broach conversations with your child about on-line safety useful. Further information may be found at:  https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

Talking to your child – openly and regularly – is the best way to help keep them safe online.

You might find it helpful to start with a family discussion to set boundaries and agree what is appropriate. Or you might need a more specific conversation about an app or website your child wants to use or something you are worried about.

Explore sites and apps together

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Ask about things they might see online which make them feel uncomfortable and talk about things they, or their friends, have seen that have made them feel uncomfortable:

Talk about how they can stay safe on social networks

Ask your child if they know:

Show them how to do these things. Use Net Aware to help you.

Tell your child that if they’re in any doubt they should talk to you first.

Here are some further useful website links to help you to keep your children safe online:

Other useful sites and contacts:

Water Safety info

Playing/Swimming in Open Water

In the warmer holidays the likelihood that young people will be attracted to play/swim in open water increases and I am writing to raise awareness of the related safety concerns and to ask you to share these, as you see fit, with your child. 

Open water includes areas such as flooded quarries, ponds, reservoirs, rivers and canals as well as the sea.  Around 85% of accidental drownings occur at open water sites and many of these result from a lack of knowledge and understanding of the hazards present at such sites.  This is compounded by the fact that young people are often attracted to these sites without parental knowledge and so there is no planning and no supervision.

In hot weather the water at these sites appears inviting but, even for young people who are strong swimmers in heated pools, they can easily get into difficulties in open water.  The dangers of open water include:

There are also safety concerns around areas where young people gather unsupervised since they may attract persons seeking to target young people as part of a number of criminal activities