The Highcrest Academy

External Safeguarding Agencies

“The school has a clear and productive, working relationship with external agencies to address, contextual safeguarding risks”.

This page provides easy accessible information with regard to services available to aid in safeguarding.

CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real world’, or both. The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a report. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking here.

Every member of our community has the right to learn and work in a safe and caring environment in order to realise their true potential. We are a community which values respect and positive relationships. School should be a place of tolerance where everyone is free from harassment, humiliation, intimidation and abuse. Our collective

responsibility is to, through positive actions and with mutual respect for one another, protect and maintain such an environment. Therefore, our school does not tolerate bullying or harassment of any member of our community and all incidents are taken seriously. If you experience or witness this, please click on the REACH out button and use the form to report it.

The NSPCC’s service for children and young people, Childline, has launched the Report Remove tool with the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) to help young people remove nude images of themselves from the internet. The Report Remove tool can be used by any young person under 18 to report a nude image or video of themselves that’s appeared online. The IWF then review these reports, and work to have the content removed if it breaks the law. There are many reasons a young person may have shared a self-generated sexual image. Some may have sent an image for fun, or to a boyfriend or girlfriend, which has then been shared with others or on platforms without their consent. They may also have been groomed online or blackmailed into sharing this content.

To report a nude image or video, the young person has to first verify their age. Our Childline service ensures all young people are safeguarded and supported throughout the process. Young people can expect the same level of confidentiality they would from all their interactions with Childline; they do not need to provide their real name to Childline or IWF if they don’t want to.

If a child has had a nude image shared online it’s vital they know who to turn to for support and our Report Remove tool is available for them. You can also find more ways to support your child if they’ve been sexting here.

Quick Links

https://www.barnardos.org.uk/get-support

 

CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. 

If you are experiencing online bullying or something else online has worried you please speak to an adult you trust, or you can talk to Childline at any time on 0800 1111 or at www.childline.org.uk
Family Support Service

https://familyinfo.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/familysupport/get-help/

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/reporting-abuse/nspcc-helpline/

https://www.operationencompass.org/ 

Every member of our community has the right to learn and work in a safe and caring environment in order to realise their true potential.

The NSPCC’s service for children and young people, Childline, has launched the Report Remove tool with the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) to help young people remove nude images of themselves from the internet.

 

 

Social Care

First Response Team:

You can raise any concerns with the First Response Team. Buckinghamshire Children’s Services have a team that are there to help you. You can also discuss any concerns by contacting First Response. Telephone: 01296 383 962, Monday to Thursday, 9am to 5.30pm or Friday 9am to 5pm.

If you need an urgent response outside of these hours, contact the Emergency Duty Team (EDT) on 0800 999 7677.

0300 777 2722 or

email: mail@carersbucks.org 

https://carersbucks.org/information-for-carers/young-carers/