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esafety Service

What do we offer?

This service can directly deliver outcomes required to safeguard the whole school online, in addition to enabling the capability of best practice to be formed or sustained.  

Why choose us?

Esafety pupils

 

The 2018 Statutory guidance, (Keeping Children Safe in Education) builds upon the Ofsted Schools inspection handbook that has a specific focus on online safety. Evidence shows that a number of schools are consistently weak in training staff, pupils and supporting parents in safeguarding children and young people online.  

This new Ofsted inspection criteria seeks for evidence of progression and reviews of policies, in addition to continuous and embedded CPD for staff, pupils understanding of online safeguarding and the wider school community engagement.

Protecting both staff and the organisations online professional identity and reputation continues to grow as an issue, especially reflected in the increasing number of technology related allegations. 

Having delivered hundreds of sessions to groups including parents/staff/governors/children/police officers/social workers/charities/local businesses, the consistent feedback from both professionals and parents is for regular training and updates, due to the rapid and continuously changing online world.. The consistent feedback from both professionals and parents is for regular training and updates, due to the rapid and continuously changing online world.  

By working in partnerships including those with the SWGfL and the Police, this service draws upon the experiences of incident management, technical Police support, intelligence data and advice from national and international organisations that seek to protect children online.

This service is backed up with strong links to major website providers, especially those focussed on providing social networking sites, other industry organisations, the UK Safer Internet Centre and the Swindon Local Safeguarding Children Board.  

What is provided free?

  • support to the local safeguarding board, including support for online safety investigations in schools

  • telephone/email advice and guidance regarding online safety incidents, including liaising with the Police and website providers

  • schools use of the 360 degree self-assessment tool

  • access to resources, information and digests

  • access to the annual online safety pupil survey and results

  • briefing updates to Designated Safeguarding Leads.

What is chargeable?

  • onsite training and awareness sessions delivered for staff, governors and parents for all schools

  • bespoke lessons can also be delivered to children and young people and form part of an online safety day

  • a review of policies, practice and procedures is also available.

How the service can be provided/length of agreement

This service will be supplied ad-hoc and tailored to meet your school needs - please contact us to discuss the options available.

 

Contact Point

Huw Ford, Children and Young People ICT Manager
Telephone:  01793 463168
Email:         hford@swindon.gov.uk

 

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