If you have a concern about the safety of a child, you can also use the following contacts or documents to voice your concern.
Central Bedfordshire Access and Referral Hub - 0300 300 8585
Bedford Borough Integrated Front Door - 01234 718700
Phone the Police - 999
Phone NSPCC Helpline for Adults concerned about a child - 0808 800 5000
The internet and the online world is an amazing resource which enables children to connect, communicate and be cereative in many different ways, on a range of devices. However, the technology is always changing and being able to keep up to date with your children's use of technology can be a challenge. At Marston Moreteyne VC School we aim to teach our children how to keep themselves safe and know what to do if they are worried.
Potential online risks can be grouped into 4 categories:
For more information and advice about supporting children and young people online please read the leaflets below.
Prevent is a government strategy designed to stop people from becoming involved or supporting terrorist or extremism causes. The Prevent strategy covers all types of terrorism and extremism.
How does Prevent relate to British Values?
Schools have been required to promote British values since 2014, and this will continue to form part of our response to the Prevent Strategy.
The key British values that we promote include the following:
Isn't my child to young to learn about extremism?
The Prevent Strategy is not just about discussing extremism itself; indeed it may not be appropriate for primary age children. It is, however, about teaching children core values such as tolerance and mutual respect. Staff always ensure that all discussion are suitable for the age and maturity of the children involved.
Is extremism really a risk in our area?
Extremism can take many forms, including political and religious extremism. Some of these may be a bigger threat in areas other than that of our school. We aim to give children the skills to protect themselves from any extremist views they may encounter, now or later in their lives.
Support Telephone Numbers
Free National Dometisc Abuse Helpline - 0808 2000 247
Victim Support - 08 08 16 89 111
MALE (Mens Advice Line) - 0808 801 0327
Violence and Exploitation
BAVEX is the partnership campaign supported by a variety of different agencies across Bedfordshire to raise awareness of the various forms of modern slavery and exploitation that take sadly place in the county.
The campaign particularly focuses on those forms of exploitation linked to organised crime.
This includes child criminal exploitation through county lines, child sexual exploitation, criminal exploitation through things like forced begging, shoplifting or money laundering, sexual exploitation in places like brothels, labour exploitation in different industries as well as the cuckooing of vulnerable people’s homes.
To find out more or report your concerns please visit their website.