Safeguarding Information and Resources

 

Operation Encompass 

In conjunction with Lancashire Police, Carr Hill High School is involved in a national initiative called “Operation Encompass”.  The purpose of Operation Encompass is to safeguard and support children and young people who have been involved in, heard or witnessed a domestic abuse incident.

Following an incident, children will often arrive at school distressed, upset, worried and unprepared.  Operation Encompass aims to ensure that appropriate school staff are made aware early enough to help and support children and young people in a way that means they feel safe and included.

This is a valuable initiative that means we can help and support students and their families within our school when they need us most.

You can find out more information by visiting the Operation Encompass website here or by contacting Mr J Johnstone at school (Key Adult at Carr Hill High School)

  

Prevent Extremism 

At Carr Hill High School we are committed to preventing extremism and radicalisation to keep our pupils safe. Over the last few years, global events have led to a growth of extremist viewpoints, including advocacy of violent extremism. Schools have an important part to play in both educating children and young people about extremism and recognising when pupils start to become radicalised. Recently the Government launched an ‘Educate Against Hate’ website designed to provide practical advice for schools, parents and students about tackling extremism and radicalisation. More information can be found here

Below you will find a selection of resources which contain important guidance for parents designed to support you.

 

Carr Hill High School Contacts for Safeguarding Concerns 

(Listed in order to be contacted)

Designated Safeguarding Lead - Mr J Johnstone

jjohnstone@carrhill.lancs.sch.uk 01772 682008

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead - Miss A Jordinson

ajordinson@carrhill.lancs.sch.uk 01772 682008

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead - Mr A Waller

awaller@carrhill.lancs.sch.uk 01772 682008

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead - Miss L Coulthard

lcoulthard@carrhill.lanc.sch.uk 01772 682008

 

National Online Safety

National Online Safety have produced helpful guides to all apps and websites parents and young people may be using. A selection is available below, for more information visit their website - National Online Safety

 

Playstation 5 - What parents/carers need to know

Xbox Series X / S - What parents/carers need to know

Remote Education Tips for Parents/Carers

 

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Safety Guide & Tips

Among Us Safety Guide & Tips

League of Legends Safety Guide & Tips

Tellonym Safety Guide & Tips

Amazon Alexa Safety Guide & Tips

How to Maintain Good Mental Wellbeing During Isolation

How to Clean Devices Guide

Trolling & Online Abuse

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)

Music Streaming Apps and Sites

Fitness Trackers

Location Tracking Guidance

Gaming Streamers and Influencers Guidance

Screengrabs Online Safety Guide

Instagram Online Safety Guide

Xbox One Online Safety Guide

Facebook Online Safety Guide

Minecraft Online Safety Guide

TikTok Online Safety Guide

Social Pressures Linked to ‘Appearance’ Online Safety Guide

Social Pressures Linked to ‘Social Media Influencers’ Online Safety Guide

Social Pressures Linked To ‘Friends and Followers’ Online Safety Guide

Social Pressures Linked To ‘Likes’ Online Safety Guide

 

Useful Health Websites

Click the links below to access these helpful and informative health websites - 

Frank

Young Minds

NHS Choices

Change4Life

Childline

AddAction

BBC News Health

ERIC

Mind

NHS - Blackpool Teaching Hospitals

NHS - Quit Smoking

Rehab 4 Addiction

 

Safer Internet Day 2021 - 9th February

Together for a Better Internet - An internet we trust: exploring reliability in the online world

This Safer Internet Day, the UK Safer Internet Centre is celebrating the amazing range of information and opportunities online, and its potential to inform, connect and inspire us, whilst also looking at how young people can separate fact from fiction. The campaign focuses on how we can know what to trust online, whilst supporting young people to question, challenge and change the online world. It will explore how influence, persuasion and manipulation can impact young people’s decisions, opinions and what they share online.

Questions to ask when you are looking at information online include -

  • Who wrote this?
  • Why was it written?

Everyone has their part to play in making the internet a better place, including you! Read more here - Top Tips

There are a range of resources available to find out more about Internet Safety and to recognise where we should take extra caution, find out more - 

Safer Internet Day More Info

 

Virtual Assembly

Join us for the -

Virtual Assembly

 

Safer Internet Day 2021 Quiz

Take part in the Safer Internet Day Quiz, designed for up to 13 years olds but can be played by anyone. 

Quiz

 

Further Information

Exploring Social Media

Online stress and FOMO (Fear of missing out)

Bullying and cyberbullying

 

Children's Mental Health Week

This week, from 1st February until 7th February, is Children's Mental Health Week and the theme is 'Express Yourself'. Expressing yourself can be difficult, but finding ways to share your feelings, thoughts or ideas, can help with your mental health. February's newsletter from Lancashire Mind has more information about Expressing Yourself, along with sleep help and tips. Click the link below to access - 

February 2021 - Children's Mental Health Week and Sleep

 

Children's Mental Health Week - Virtual Assembly

As the majority of students are now at home, this virtual assembly will provide an easy way to bring the nation's children together, albeit virtually, with a positive message about the power of creative self-expression. Look out for some famous faces who will be taking part from their own homes. Click the link below to access - 

Virtual Assembly

For more information, and activities to enjoy, click the link here - Children's Mental Health Week

 

Lancashire Mind - Self Esteem and Talking about mental health

Lancashire Mind have created some helpful leaflets and guides regarding self-esteem and confidence, but also about how to have those difficult conversations about mental health. There is also a helpful go-to guide, full of links from a range of departments and support networks. 

 

ThinkUKnow Home Activity Packs

Helpful and engaging home activity packs for all to learn about Online Safety. These activity packs contain simple 15 minute activities you can do with your family to support online safety at home. 

Family Activities

 

Practical tips on topics such as - 

Sharing images

Watching videos

Live streaming

Cyber security (developed in partnership with the National Cyber Security Centre

  

Activity Packs

Years 7 - 9 - First to a Million video

Activity Pack 1

Activity Pack 2

Activity Pack 3

Activity Pack 4

Activity Pack 5

Activity Pack 6

 

Years 9 - 11

Activity Pack 1

Activity Pack 2

Activity Pack 3

Activity Pack 4

Activity Pack 5

Activity Pack 6

 

Parents

New documents

Parent Online Safety Support Guide

Parent Online Safety Support Guide

Parent/Guardian Online Radicalisation Information and Support

Online Radicalisation Information and Support

 

Bullying Guidance

Cyberbullying

http://www.lifecoach-directory.org.uk/articles/career.html

Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying Research Centre
http://cyberbullying.org/resources

Bullying
Stop Bullying
www.stopbullying.gov/resources/all

 

Online Safety, Support and Gaming Guidance

Broadband Parental Controls Advice from GoCompare

The well known price comparison website has created a guide for parents to ensure that their children stay safe when using the internet. Setting parental controls for the internet can help you decide what you would like your children to be able to access online, it can reduce the chance of your child stumbling across inappropriate sites and you can also monitor what you child has been looking at online. Find out more below - 

GoCompare - Broadband parental controls and internet safety for children

 

VPN Mentor
https://www.vpnmentor.com/blog/the-ultimate-parent-guide-for-child-internet/

E-Safety support
Childnet
www.kidsmart.org.uk
www.childnet.com/resources/jennys-story
www.childnet.com/kia
www.Childnet.com/sorted
www.childnet.com/resources/star-toolkit

Facebook Support
Facebook Safety Centre
http://www.facebook.com/safety

Online Safety
NSPCC and O2
Online safety helpline: 0808 8005002 

Online Safety
Get Safe Online
www.getsafeonline.org/themes/site_themes/getsafeonline/pdf/GetSafeOnline_RoughGuide.pdf

Instagram Support
Instagram Privacy & Safety
http://help.instagram.com/154475974694511

Facebook Support
Facebook Safety Centre
http://www.facebook.com/safety

Website Support

Facebook - www.facebook.com/help
Twitter - https://support.twitter.com/
Youtube - https://support.google.com/youtube
Google - www.google.com/safetycenter
Instagram - https://help.instagram.com/
Snapchat - https://support.snapchat.com
Kik - https://kikinteractive.zendesk.com
Skype - https://support.skype.com
Tumblr - www.tumblr.com/help
Pinterest - https://help.pinterest.com
MeetMe - http://help.meetme.com/

Online gaming
Ask About Games
www.askaboutgames.com/contact-links/

Console games support

Setting safety and privacy settings for social media apps
http://parentinfo.org/article/setting-safety-and-privacy-settings-for-social-media-apps
PGEI games ratings explained
http://parentinfo.org/article/pegi-games-ratings-explained
Where to go for help with problems your child is having online
http://parentinfo.org/article/where-to-go-for-help-with-problems-your-child-is-having-online
How much time do children spend online
http://parentinfo.org/article/how-much-time-do-children-spend-online
Should parents worry about what their kids are doing online
http://parentinfo.org/article/should-parents-worry-about-what-their-kids-are-doing-online
How does your childs internet use compare
http://parentinfo.org/article/how-does-your-child-s-internet-use-compare
Under 13's social media
http://parentinfo.org/article/under-13s-and-social-media
How old does your child have to be
http://parentinfo.org/article/how-old-does-your-child-have-to-be-to
Social media are young people addicted
http://parentinfo.org/article/social-media-are-young-people-addicted
What is and isnt legal online
http://parentinfo.org/article/what-is-and-isnt-legal-online
Online myths and facts
http://parentinfo.org/article/online-risk-myths-and-facts
Preventing violent extremism what parents can do
http://parentinfo.org/article/preventing-violent-extremism-what-parents-can-do
Gang signs and how to prvent involvement
http://parentinfo.org/article/gangs-signs-and-how-to-prevent-involvement
If your child is in a gang
http://parentinfo.org/article/if-your-child-is-in-a-gang
What can make young people vulnerable online
http://parentinfo.org/article/what-can-make-young-people-vulnerable-online
How do abusers do what they do
http://parentinfo.org/article/how-do-abusers-do-what-they-do

 

Domestic, Sexual Abuse and Relationship Guidance

NSPCC
NSPCC have launched a  new campaign, Listen To Your Selfie, which aims to teach young people about online sexual abuse and what constitutes a healthy relationship. The campaign, which has been funded by BBC Children in Need, features two films where selfies come to life and question a situation – The Game focuses on a same-sex online grooming scenario, and The Party highlights peer-to-peer sexual pressure and grooming.

CEO Peter Wanless said: “Most of us talk to people online and it’s a great way to stay connected and make new friends. But it can be a playground for paedophiles, exposing young people to groomers who trawl social networks and online game forums exploiting any vulnerabilities they may find. Young people may not understand what is right or wrong in a relationship, or what to do if something makes them feel uncomfortable, online or offline. ‘Listen To Your Selfie’ is aimed at helping young people recognise signs they are being manipulated, controlled or exploited so they feel empowered to make their own decisions or choices. We hope that by putting this in the spotlight we can help young people to feel able to speak up if they feel worried or scared about a situation or relationship."

Parental advice
Parent INFO
http://parentinfo.org

Sexual abuse concerns
Parents Protect!
www.parentsprotect.co.uk/files/Sexting%20in%20Schools%20eBooklet%20FINAL%2030APR13.pdf

Child sexual exploitation
CEOP
www.thinkuknow.co.uk

LGBTQ
Stonewall
www.stonewall.org.uk/our-work/education-resources

Sexting in schools and colleges
Gov.uk
www.gov.uk/government/publications/searching-screening-and-confiscation
www.gov.uk/government/publications/keeping-children-safe-in-education--2

Domestic abuse support
IDAS
www.idas.org.uk/survivors-stories
www.idas.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/healthy-relationships-posters.pdf

Relationship issues
OnePlusOne
theParentConnection.org.uk

Home Office Information Guide
www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/420963/APVA.pdf

 

Drugs Guidance

Drug use
ACMD
www.gov.uk/government/publications/amcd-inquiry-hidden-harm-report-on-children-of-drug-users
www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/119104/HiddenHarm1.pdf

Drug Watch

www.drugwatch.com/health/children/

 

Gangs and Violence Guidance

Gang and violence
Home Office Early Intervention
Preventing gang involvement and youth violence: advice for those commissioning mentoring programmes (PDF)

 

Additional Links for Students (for info)

Bullying Guidance

Bullying and harassment
Anti-Bullying Alliance
www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/advice/parents-carers/anti-bullying-tool-for-parents

Bullying
Diana Award Anti-Bullying Campaign
http://www.antibullyingpro.com/ask-charlie

 

Online Safety, Support and Gaming Guidance

Online safety

Common Sense Media
https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/digital-citizenship
https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/connecting-families
https://www.graphite.org/teacher-center

Online safety
Cyber Street
http://www.cyberstreetwise.com/resources#educational-resources

Online safety
Digital literacy and Citizenship
http://www.digital-literacy.org.uk/Curriculum-Overview.aspx

Digital citizenship
Digizen
http://old.digizen.org/cyberbullying/fullfilm.aspx?video=l
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dubA2vhIlrg 

App advice for young people
TES
YouTube / Facebook / SnapChat / WhatsApp / Instagram

 

Domestic, Sexual Abuse and Relationship Guidance

Child sexual exploitation
Know and see the signs
http://www.knowandsee.co.uk

Teen relationships
Act on it
http://www.actonitnow.co.uk/resources2

Gender identity
GIRES
http://www.gires.org.uk/

Domestic violence
Nice and serious
http://niceandserious.com/work/2015/unpunished

Pornography
Childline
http://www.childline.org.uk/Explore/OnlineSafety/Pages/Online-porn.aspx

 

Drugs Guidance

Drugs
Drugwise
http://www.drugwise.org.uk

Recovery Village
https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/teen-addiction

Legal highs
OASIS partnership
How we deal with legal highs

Drugs support
Talk to Frank
http://www.talktofrank.com

 

Wellbeing and Mental Health Guidance

Body awareness
Body Gossip
http://bodygossip.org/what-we-do

Mental health issues
Young Minds & Head Meds
http://www.youngminds.org.uk/about

Suicide
CALM
https://www.thecalmzone.net/help/get-help

Discrimination
Time to Change
http://www.time-to-change.org.uk/mental-health-stigma

Prevent story's
Prevent tragedies
www.preventtragedies.co.uk

Positive messages
Kid President
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzvRx_johoA-YabI6FWcU-jL6nKA1Um-t&feature=plcp