At Distington Community School Safeguarding is our number one priority. We are committed to ensuring all children feel safe and secure and pupil welfare is paramount. In school we have a specially trained safeguarding team who all have safeguarding responsibilities.
Please click on the links below to find out more information about Safeguarding at Distington Community School.
We are also a Kidsafe UK registered school and we have several members of staff who are Kidsafe trained.
Kidsafe is a registered charity that delivers specialised child protection/safeguarding programmes to children and young people from Early Years Foundation Stage through to High School.
Our mission is to protect, educate and empower children without shattering their innocence. With the help of our puppet, KS, the Kidsafe programmes are uniquely designed to help children take an active role in deciding how they themselves can recognise and protect themselves from all forms of abuse.
For more information about Kidsafe then please visit their website at http://kidsafeuk.co.uk/ or ask a member of staff.
For important information about how to keep your children safe on the internet then visit these recommend sites.
Here you will find detailed information about the dangers of the internet and social media and how you can best protect your children from harm.
You can also download the free netaware app for your mobile phone which gives you hints and tips on how to keep your children safe while playing games such as Pokemon go. More information can be found by following the links above.
If you are ever concerned or have any questions regarding internet safety them please do not hesitate to contact school and we will be happy to help.
Safer Internet Day 2019 will take place on Tuesday 5th February with the theme ‘Together for a better internet'.
Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of schools and organisations join together to raise awareness of online safety issues and run events and activities right across the UK.