What is Safeguarding and Child Protection?
We take the care of your child very seriously, it is at the forefront of everything that we do at Arden.
Our school will support all children by:
We recognise that some children may be the victims of neglect, physical, sexual or emotional abuse. Staff working with children are well placed to identify such abuse.
In order to protect our children, we aim to:
Your help as Parents/Carers:
If you have any concerns about your own child, including anything they discuss with you about school, please do not hesitate to come into school and discuss it with a DSL
If you (as a parent, friend or neighbour) have a concern that a child is being harmed, is at risk of harm, or you receive a disclosure you must contact the following staff members as quickly as possible.
Designated Safeguarding Leads:
Everyone working with our children, their parents and carers is aware that:
Remember if anything worries or concerns you, report it straight away!
This Policy is aligned to the UNICEF Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Stop County Lines!
What is County Lines?
County lines is a term used in reference to a form of criminal activity in which drug dealers in major cities establish networks for the supply and sale of drugs to users in towns and rural areas, using other people (typically those who are young or otherwise vulnerable) to carry, store, and sell the drugs.
You might think that your child is too young to be affected...but are they?
This is clip has been produced by Moseley Secondary School on a very important issue that may affect some of our children when they are older, or even their sibblings now!
Please take the time to watch this clip and discuss its content with your child.
Safe use of the internet...
Many parents may be thinking of purchasing new equipment for their children over the coming months. We take the safety of your child very seriously, especially with regard to the internet. New websites, 'pop-up' all the time and adults take a while to catch up!
The information below, is aimed at helping you, to help your child, keep them safe and build up a trust between you both!
Important information about Social Media
A powerful video, with an important message for everyone!
Sadly, some of our children experience domestic violence in their homes. Legislation has recently changed and children are now seen as victims. In response to this, Arden has become an Operation Encompass school. A member of staff has received training, but please remember, all of our DSLs are here for you.
Parent Support Advisor Link
At Arden we are very fortunate that our Parent Support Advisor is also a Designated Safeguard Lead. Click on this link to go to Mrs Ahmed's page.
Useful Children's Clips and Information
Stay Safe with Mr Banner
Every Body Matters
Another aspect of Safeguarding at Arden is the EBM team, click on this link to find out more!