Safeguarding and E-safety
What is Safeguarding?
Safeguarding refers to the processes adopted by our school community for actively observing, monitoring, reporting and recording ALL matters which may potentially put our pupils at risk of harm or abuse.
We are ALL part of the school ‘Safeguarding Team’ and work together to keep the pupils in our care safe and well. In addition to school staff we also have a team of ‘External’ agencies who contribute additional support and services to our pupils and families, and together we work within the framework of the Liverpool Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB) in relation to Child Protection.
‘Safeguarding Team’ – Child Protection
ALL staff at Fazakerley High School share a collective responsibility for the Safeguarding of our pupils
The staff responsible for ensuring that Safeguarding processes and reporting are maintained are:
- Sophia Kokosalakis - Designated Safeguarding Lead
- Jennifer Edwards - Deputy Safeguarding Lead
- Robert Boardman - Deputy Safeguarding Lead
- Donna Ronan - LAC Co-ordinator
- James Kilburn is our Governor attached to Safeguarding
This section of the website contains further information and links for parents relating to safeguarding of pupils in and out of school.
Together we can tackle child abuse
Useful websites for parents/carers
The NSPCC website contains useful information on how to keep your child safe online, CSE (child sexual exploitation) and radicalisation.
Helpful websites for Young People
A website designed by young people for use by young people on staying safe
The Meaning of E-Safety
E-Safety: is a shorthand term to refer to the issues and actions around being safe when using digital and mobile technologies such as:
- The World Wide Web
- Games consoles
- Wireless technologies
- Chat rooms
- Instant messaging
- Social sites
It is a way of keeping pupils safe whilst they are using the internet and a way of making people more aware of potential dangers on the internet.
- e safety highlights the need to educate children and young people about the benefits, risks and responsibilities of using information technology.
- e safety concerns safeguarding children and young people in the digital world.
- e safety emphasises learning to understand and use new technologies in a positive way.
- e safety is less about restrictions and more about education about the risks as well as the benefits so we can feel confidant on line.
- e safety is concerned with supporting children and young people to develop safer online behaviours both in and out of school.
E Safety at Fazakerley High School
The email address set up for pupils who are being cyber/bullied or are feeling a bit ‘low’ is:
They may be troubled by something and are not sure what to do or who to talk to. It is a confidential email address that staff will respond to straight away. It doesn’t matter how big or small pupils think the problem is, or whether they feel they’re being targeted on or off line. Staff are here to listen, help and support.
Our cyber mentors are young people that support others. If a pupil is being bullied, feeling low, or maybe feel troubled by something, our cyber mentors will be there to help their peers.
Since 2003 our ICT department has organised and delivered Cyber Bullying and Internet Safety workshops for local primary schools. The response is always positive and has helped the school support young people who are facing many dangers in today’s technological world.
Reaching younger pupils is important; we strive to teach them how to stay safe in their virtual lives. It is important for them to know how to report abuse or suspicious activities when using the Internet.
Gaming online has become a recent focus for us in Fazakerley High, with a large majority of young people playing online games and communicating with people they don’t know on a daily basis. The school works to make children aware of the potential dangers that they may put themselves in and ensure that they know how to record, report and block online abuse.