At Parklands Primary School, the welfare of all our pupils is of the upmost importance and therefore we regularly review our safeguarding procedures. If you have any concerns regarding the pupils at our school, then please speak to one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads, Mrs Boyers or the Senior Welfare Officer, Mrs Shahnaz Zaman, by contacting the school on (01604) 491769, making an appointment through the school office or by emailing at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be advised that if you have a safeguarding concern relating to the welfare of a child in the holidays, members of the public can contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) who will listen and deal with any concerns.
The MASH team can be contacted on 0300 126 1000 or by emailing: MASH@northamptonshire.gcsx.gov.uk .
Online safety is a key part of our curriculum and an area we take very seriously. The digital age in which we live provides many exciting opportunities, but can also present certain risks. To ensure our pupils are able to use technology as a valuable learning resource, our curriculum actively promotes and teaches pupils how to use electronic devices safely. Through specifically designed programmes for primary school children from CEOP, SWGfL, assemblies, class discussions and planned visits from experts, pupils are taught about how to use the internet and digital equipment appropriately; they recognise how to keep themselves safe.
To outline our expectations and ensure that the school community uses the equipment appropriately, our staff and pupils follow an Acceptable Use policy. Due to the importance we place on online safety, families will have opportunities to participate in workshops with external partners in the coming academic year. Please see out policy on online safety below:
Similarly, if you have any concerns about a child’s online activity, please speak to Mrs Boyers, Mrs Zaman or Miss Cassidy. Families can also raise concerns directly to CEOP here.
You don’t need to be a technical expert to protect your child on the internet. Here are some very simple steps to keep your child safe online:
The link below leads to a very informative document on how to keep children safe online:
Please click on the link to view the NSPCC Share Aware Booklet, which contains lots of information for families:
Online Safety Guides: