Safeguarding

Safeguarding Statement

At Surrey Virtual School the health, safety and wellbeing of every child is our top priority. We expect all staff and governors to share this commitment to safeguarding our pupils and promoting their wellbeing.  Surrey Virtual School is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice. All school staff have received training in child protection and are aware of the procedure for passing on welfare concerns.

Useful Links:

Surrey County Council’s Education Safeguarding Team provides advice, information and guidance to education settings on their safeguarding arrangements and practice.

Surrey Children’s Services’ Prevent Strategy  

The Surrey Safeguarding Children Board is a partnership of all the different organisations working to protect children and young people across the county. Their website brings together information for children, young people and their families and the professionals who work with them.

The NSPCC’s Safeguarding  link

Online Safety:

Surrey County Council’s Internet safety pages include a range of useful links:

https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/people-and-community/family-information-service/support-and-advice-for-parents-and-carers/keeping-your-family-safe/internet-safety

Thinkuknow is the education programme from CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.

Childnet have a range of resources for children and professionals, and also deliver in house online safety training

The NSPCC’s online safety tips

The UK Safer Internet Centre has online safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online:

Internet Matters have created information pages that will help you to learn about, talk about and deal with the top e-safety issues that children may face, including practical advice on what you can do and links to organisations that can provide additional help and guidance:

Woodlands Primary School have information about how to support children to search safely on the Internet, how to set up parental controls on a range of devices and a technology jargon buster crib sheet: