What is Safeguarding?
Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.
Safeguarding means: protecting children from abuse and maltreatment preventing harm to children’s health or development ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.
Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. This includes child protection procedures which detail how to respond to concerns about a child.
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Is it an emergency?
- 0808 800 4005 if you're worried that a child or young person is at risk of neglect or harm, abuse
- the police on 999
- the NSPCC child protection helpline on 0808 800 5000
Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB)
The Local Safeguarding Children Board is made up of partners and stakeholders from a range of agencies. They are committed to the work of ensuring that all partner organisations are aware of the safeguarding arrangements that apply to all children up to the age of 18 years including unborn babies.
The board also engages with members of the local community, to increase their understanding of the work that is being carried out to help keep children safe, and what's expected of everybody when there's a concern about a child's safety in Suffolk.
Find further information, policies and guidance on the Local Safeguarding Children Board website.
Safeguarding our children online is just as important as it is in the real world! It can seem a little daunting as lots of children seem to know a lot more than adults at times and the things children can do on computers and devices is simply amazing!
Technology is evolving at such a rate it can be tricky to keep up, not to mention with all the different apps and social media platforms! However at Dale Hall we fully believe that the internet is a wonderful resource and we want to teach the children how to be the best they can be online as well as offline. Children at Dale Hall will know how to keep themselves safe and what to do if they have any concerns. Online Safety is not just taught once a year but drop fed throughout the year.
To help parents we have highlighted some really useful websites that provide some great, up to date information about the latest apps/games and online trends so do have a look through and see the array of help and information that is out there. If you have any concerns about a child's online safety please do speak to your child's class teacher.
These websites are suitable for children to use...