Keeping Children Safe
This page explains the many ways in which we work to keep children safe.
Every adult who works or volunteers in Foxhills Junior School has a role to play in safeguarding children and adheres to our Safeguarding Principles.
OUR SAFEGUARDING PRINCIPLES
Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility
We provide a safe environment
We are vigilant about identifying signs of abuse, neglect and vulnerability to radicalisation
We teach children to keep themselves safe, personally and educationally
We promote positive behaviour and relationships
You hear the phrase 'safeguarding' used a lot, particularly in schools.
HOW WE KEEP OUR CHILDREN SAFE...
SUPPORT FOR PARENTS
Are you worried about your child?
Please use the links below to help you safeguard your child.
What to do if you have concerns about a child's safety and can't contact the school
Worried about abuse or your child's mental health?
Worried about the impact of a divorce on your child?
Teach your children to be safe on-line
The CAFCASS guide to supporting children through divorce and relationship breakdown
BBC report about how adults should avoid modelling negative behaviours to children
PARENTS: HELP YOUR CHILD SAY "NO!"
It can sometimes be hard for children to stand up to their friends.
In school, we teach children how to be assertive (within our CARES program) but Childline offers the following tips to parents on how to help children say "NO!":
Say it with confidence:
Be assertive. It’s your child's choice and they don’t have to do something which makes them feel unsafe or uncomfortable. They may also find that other children in their group agree with them but didn’t have the confidence to say it first.
Try not to judge the other child:
Make sure they talk about the ‘choice’ they don’t like, rather than the other child. By respecting their choices, they should respect your child's.
Spend time with friends who can say ‘no’:
It takes confidence and courage to say no to their friends. Encourage your child to spend time with other friends who also aren’t taking part.
Suggest something else to do:
If your child doesn’t feel comfortable doing what their friends are doing, get them to suggest something else to do.
Any child worried about peer pressure or online worries can contact Childline on 0800 1111.