What is child protection about?
At Minterne Junior School all of the adults around you think that your health, safety and welfare are very important. In our school we respect our children and want to keep them safe and help to protect their rights.
We do our best to help children make good educational progress.
We teach children how to recognise risks in different situations and how to protect themselves and stay safe.
It is everybody’s responsibility-including children.
How will we try to protect children?
We try to provide a safe environment for children to learn in.
We want to ensure that children remain safe, at home as well as at school.
We think it is important for our children to know where to get help if they are worried or unhappy about something.
If you need to talk – we will listen!
You can talk to any adult in school! Tell an adult if you are worried.
Put something in the worry box.
Tell an adult if you are worried about a friend or your family.
Tell a friend and then go with your friend to tell an adult.
Don’t keep it a secret if someone is:
Saying funny things to you that you do not like or upsets you;
Trying to give you tablets, cigarettes, drugs or alcohol;
Hitting you or hurting you
Sending unkind messages on the internet or to your phone.
DO NOT BE SCARED TO TELL SOMEONE STRAIGHT AWAY.
WE WILL ALWAYS LISTEN AND CAN HELP YOU.
The internet can be great fun. You can chat to your friends, play games and learn about new things. But sometimes things happen which can make you upset. People may say mean things which make you feel sad, or you may see something that you don’t like.
If this happens, you must remember it’s not your fault. TELL AN ADULT YOU TRUST.
Reporting worries or concerns
I'm worried about something that's happening to me online. I want to tell someone, who can I speak to?
If it is happening on a particular website or App, report it to the people who monitor the app, then tell an adult.
1. Tell an adult that you trust. Your parents or guardians. This could also be a teacher, a TA or someone in school.
2. If it is something that you are embarrased about, and can't tell people close to you, there are other people willing to listen.
a) Report it online
b) call someone (this is usually free and won't be recorded on the bill)