Safeguarding (Child Protection) 2018

School Safeguarding Statement Statement

Sutton in Craven Community Primary School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all children in school. All North Yorkshire schools, including Sutton in Craven Community Primary School, follow the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Partnership procedures. The school will, in most circumstances, endeavour to discuss all concerns with parents about their child/ren. However, there may be exceptional circumstances when the school will discuss concerns with Social Care and/or the Police without parental knowledge (in accordance with Child Protection procedures). The school will, of course, always aim to maintain a positive relationship with all parents. The school’s child protection policy is available publicly below.

Parents can access information on keeping children safe and how they can report concerns if they are worried a child is at risk of harm  on the following websites.

A-Z Index for Schools and Curriculum

Internet Safety - A Guide for Parents

Screen time can be an easy way to keep children entertained

Know the risks, and what you can do to keep your child safe and healthy.(click the link above)

The risks

  • Spending time on mobile phones, tablets, laptops, computers and game consoles can be positive and trouble-free, but it can also put your child at risk of:
  • Online bullying
  • Seeing sexual or violent photos, videos or other images
  • Grooming (when someone builds a relationship with a child to exploit or abuse them)
  • Not getting enough exercise
  • UK doctors also say that children with higher screen time:
  • Tend to eat less healthily and show more signs of obesity
  • Tend to have more depressive symptoms
  • Are likely to have worse educational outcomes, sleep and fitness level

This may be because the screen time is replacing other activities, like exercise or sleeping. Face-to-face interaction also seems to be better for children’s development.