Safeguarding

The school has risk-assessed according to government and BET criteria. The document aims to provide routines and standards such that the safety and health of all students, staff, families and visitors to the school is prioritised. The Risk Assessment is updated regularly by the Headteacher and the school's BET partner and can be downloaded by clicking the link below:

COVID-19 Risk assessment updated 02.07.20

The school has updated four key policies to take into account the potential risks involved with Home Learning and partial reopening during the COVID-19 lockdown. They should be read in conjunction with the full school and/or BET policies and have been sent to all staff. The Safeguarding addendum also contains useful websites to visit to keep your children safe online.

Behaviour Policy COVID-19 AddendumBET-Safeguarding-Policy-COVID-19-addendum.pdfBET-ICT-and-Communication-Policy-COVID-19-addendum.pdfBET-Code-of-Conduct-COVID-19-addendum.pdf

We have recently been contacted by parents reporting a rise in the number of  potentially dangerous apps and sites that children are finding it easy to access. This slide has come in from Surrey and is worth a look, particularly in terms of reporting:

Staying safe at home and online

 

If you have safeguarding issues you think the school should or could help with, please email dsl@matthew-arnold.surrey.sch.uk

Here are some other useful links that provide support:

Childline 0800 1111 www.childline.org.uk - for help, support and advice on the phone or via the internet.

Kooth www.kooth.com - online counselling service. Any child can log on and speak to a trained counsellor until 10pm at night.  

Calm Harm www.stem4.org.uk/calmharm - a teenage mental health charity aimed at improving teenage mental health.

In a mental health emergency please call one of the following services:

Samaritans 116 123

Papyrus 08000684141 - the UK charity for the prevention of young suicide.

There may be a rise in people using social media to keep in touch. If you can see or experience online bullying, you should report the comment if possible and report it to the police via the 101 number or the online reporting facility.

Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly. Update my browser now

×