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‘A Values School’

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Marston Moreteyne VC School

‘A Values School’

Safeguarding

Meet the Team

Reporting Concerns

 

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

Online Safety

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:

  • Conduct - Children need to be aware of the impact that their online behaviour can have on themselves and other people.
  • Content - Some online content is not suitable for children and may be hurtful or harmful.
  • Contact - It is important children realise that new online friends may not be who they say they are. Regularly reviewing friends lists and removing unwanted contacts is advisable.
  • Commercialism - Be ware of targeted advertising, in app purchasing and scams that seek to gain access to their accounts. Teach children to block pop ups and spam emails.

 

For more information and advice about supporting children and young people online please read the leaflets below.

Advice and Support Websites for Parents

Prevent

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:

  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Individual liberty and mutual respect
  • Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs

 

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.

 

 

Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic abuse is a pattern of behaviour on the part of the abuser designed to control his partner. It can happen at any point in a relationship, including after you have split up.
  • Domestic abuse can happen to anyone, regardless of age, background, gender, religion, sexuality or ethnicity. 
  • Domestic abuse is never the fault of the person who is experiencing it.
  • Domestic abuse is a crime.

 

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

 

Useful Websites

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.

  Useful Websites

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