Safeguarding and Online Safety

At Buckton Fields 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, by contacting the school on 01604 931030 or by making an appointment through the school office. Please click on the link below for our Safeguarding and Child Protection Team:

Our Safeguarding Team

If you have any safeguarding concerns regarding the welfare of a child during the school holidays, members of the public can contact the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) who will deal with any concerns.

MASH can be contacted on: 0300 126 7000 (option 1)
Out of Hours Team: 01604 626938

Our main priority is the safety and happiness of your child. If you have any concerns regarding another child’s inappropriate behaviour towards your child, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Rogers or a member of our safeguarding team. We will manage any concerns you raise sensitively and work with you, your child and any other agencies to ensure the best outcome for your child.

Mrs Rogers can be contacted on: 01604 931030 or via email: principal@buckton.school.

 

Safeguarding Child Protection 2021

 

For more information, please visit the links below:

 

http://www.northamptonshirescb.org.uk/

https://www.childline.org.uk/

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/

 

 

Online Safety

Online safety in an important part of our curriculum and an area we take very seriously. The digital age in which we live presents many exciting opportunities but can also present many 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, 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 E-safety, families will have opportunities to participate in workshops with external partners in the coming academic year.

If you have any concerns regarding your child’s online activity, please contact our Online Safety Lead, Miss Natasha McDowell.

Families can also raise concerns to CEOP via the link below:

https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

 

How Can I Ensure My Child Is Safe Online? 

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.

  • Ensure you are aware which websites your children are using. Talk to your child about the websites that they use and involve yourself in their internet use, so that you understand. Explain to your children you’re helping to keep them safe.
  • The internet is a fantastic learning and communication tool, so be positive about it and try not to overreact to minor issues. If your child worries that you may take away their access, they could become secretive and hide problems from you.
  • Wherever possible, keep PCs, laptops and games consoles out of bedrooms, so that it is easier for you to monitor your child’s internet use. Please also remember that games consoles can be used for on-line gaming and therefore your child can chat to people online
  • Just like school, set clear expectations and ground rules for when your child is on-line. If they understand what is and isn’t acceptable, it may help them to navigate any problems in the future.
  • Make sure all devices that connect to the internet have parental controls to help you set appropriate boundaries. Find your service provider and learn how to set your controls. if you are unsure about this, please contact a member of the team, who will be only too happy to help.
  • Make sure that you are in control of the privacy settings for any of the on-line apps being used by your child. These need to be checked regularly to ensure that they are at the highest setting.

Please visit the link below for more information on how to keep your child safe online:

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

 

Online Safety Guides

Roblox-Guide

TikTok-Guide

YouTube-Guide