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The Mount Junior Infant & Nursery School

Reason ◆ Resilience ◆ Respect

Thornes Road, Wakefield,
West Yorkshire WF2 8QW

01924 371738

office@mount.wakefield.sch.uk

Safeguarding

The safety and wellbeing of all pupils is of paramount importance to us. 

Our  Designated Senior Leader for Child Protection is our Head Teacher, Mrs A Mulligan.

Our Deputy Senior Leader for Child Protection is our Deputy Head Teacher, Miss S Johnson.

Both members of staff deal with any concerns about safety for pupils in our school.

Our Learning Mentor, Craig Wright, is also qualified to help if you have concerns about a child. 

Our School Governor with responsibility for Safeguarding is Mrs S Buxton. 

Click here for a copy of our school Safeguarding Policy.

If you have any immediate concerns about a child's safety, please call Social Care Direct on 0345 8503503.

We subscribe to the Wakefield Young People's Safeguarding Charter, which was launched on 17th May 2016. Click here for more details.

Further details about Child Protection, including information about the Wakefield District Safeguarding Children Board (WDSCB) can be found on the Wakefield Council website.

The Parent Info pages on Parent Zone contain a collection of articles, tips, expert advice and resources designed to help parents keep up with what their children are doing on-line, as well as a range of parenting advice articles. Click on the link below for more information:

E-Safety

E-Safety is taught to all pupils at the start of each academic year. An E-Safety assembly is also held at this time. The content includes how to deal with strangers online, keeping personal details safe, and what to do about e-bullying. 

Pupils and parents sign a Computing User Agreement at the start of each academic year.  Parents are encouraged to use the rules at home as well. A copy of this can be found here:

Computing User Agreement

The agreement references PEGI. This is the system used to categorise the suitability of games in terms of content. We ask that children do not play games rated above PEGI 3 and 7. It is illegal to sell PEGI 12 and upwards games to underage individuals, and so the rating system provides an excellent and enforceable guide to the suitability of games. More information about PEGI can be found by clicking the link below:

PEGI Games Categories

Later in the year, the theme is developed during our E-Safety week, which is centred around Safer Internet Day. The last Safer Internet Day was on Tuesday 6th February 2018. More information can be found here: https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2018

Parents and carers were also invited to take part in an E-Safety workshop in school during our Parent Forum. 

Links to further information for parent/carers about keeping children safe online, including a guide to social media platforms, how to talk to your child about safety online, and how to set up parent controls are provided below:

Links to further information for parent/carers about keeping children safe online, including a guide to social media platforms, how to talk to your child about safety online, and how to set up parent controls :

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

Net Aware: https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

The Online Safety Helpline: https://youtu.be/XTA9oxNRsrc (0808 800 5002)