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Safeguarding Our Pupils

SAFEGUARDING—PARENT SUPPORT FOR YOUTUBE USERS Please have a read of the attached YouTube Parent Fact Sheet, which provides useful advice and tips on how to protect our children online.
Summer Holidays and the Family Agreement

With the Summer holiday coming up, is now a good time to have a family agreement about the use of technology? A family agreement is a great way to start a conversation with your whole family about how you all use the internet and discuss together how to behave in a positive way when online at home, at school or at a friend’s house.   A good example is the Childnet Family Agreement which can be found here:

Safeguarding Provision Statement

Mark First & Pre-School CE Academy recognises that the safety and welfare of children is paramount and that we have a responsibility to protect children in all the academy's activities. We take all reasonable steps to ensure, through appropriate procedures and training, that all children, irrespective of sex, age, disability, race, religion or belief, sexual identity or social status, are protected from abuse.

We foster a culture of vigilance amongst staff, children, parents and visitors. We always listen to children and take their concerns seriously. Please do not hesitate, if you have any concerns or queries, to contact the Academy immediately and you will be directed to a member of staff who will endeavour to help you.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mrs Anna Yates (Headteacher)

The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSL) are Mrs Jo Collyer, Senior Teacher & SENDCo, Mrs Carolyn Brierley (SEND Assistant & After School Club Superviser).

The Designated Governor for Safeguarding is Mrs Helen Tanswell.

Contact details are available on our Safeguarding/Child Protection Policy in 'Key Information'



We share information about concerns with agencies, who need to know, and involving parents and children appropriately.

Further information can be found from the Somerset Safeguarding Children Board

Allegations against staff - Link to the LADO (Local Authority Designated Officer) for Child Protection report form:

You should receive a response within 1 working day



Our pupils are increasingly using Information Communication Technology (ICT) in schools and in the home.  Online-safety (previously e-safety) is concerned with supporting our children and young people to develop safe on-line behaviours both in and out of school.  We need to educate our whole school community about the risks and benefits of new technologies so that we are confident and responsible users. 

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