We seek to do everything we reasonably can to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our students. I am sure you will appreciate that there are limits to this outside of school hours and especially during the current exceptional circumstances.
With Lockdown continuing for our students, we are re-sending the following information. Should you require any additional information regarding these issues or wish to make suggestions of items we could include in the future, please contact us at the following email address: Care_Guidance@ivanhoe.co.uk
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Leicestershire schools are part of Operation Encompass. The police will inform us by 9.00am on the next school day if a child or young person has been involved in or witnessed a domestic incident.
As we all know keeping children safe online is an ongoing challenge. The following is an extract from our E-Safety Policy (the full version is on the College website).
Ivanhoe College recognises the Internet and other digital technologies provide a vast opportunity for children and young people to learn. More than any other mode of technology, the Internet and digital technologies allow all those involved in the education of children and young people to promote creativity, stimulate awareness and enhance learning.
Hand in hand with the College’s desire for its students to access every opportunity for learning, there will be the need to keep them safe from the perils of the Internet, digital and mobile technologies.
Ivanhoe College is committed to ensuring that all students will be able to use existing, as well as up and coming technologies safely. We are also committed to ensuring that all those who work with students; as well as their parents, are educated as to the dangers that exist so that they can take an active part in safeguarding children and young people.
We are also committed to following all relevant statutory guidance including ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ September 2020. In respect of this guidance we seek to ensure that we focus educating our students and staff on the three key areas of risk,
The Think U Know website is full of advice for young people and their parents and we strongly recommend that you make yourself familiar with this advice. https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
When should I report to CEOP?
CEOP help children to stay safe online. Has someone acted inappropriately towards a child or young person you know? It may be sexual chat, being asked to do something that makes them feel uncomfortable or someone being insistent on meeting up. If you are concerned go to the CEOP website to find out further information and if necessary, make a report. https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
The following website offers important guidance for parents regarding cyber-crime and how to avoid young people becoming perpetrators or victims. https://www.cyber4schools.net/
Websites to support young people
Stress, wellbeing and mental health issues: Young Minds https://youngminds.org.uk/
Bereavement: Winston’s Wish https://www.winstonswish.org/
Drugs: Frank: https://talktofrank.com/
Health Worries: Health for teens https://www.healthforteens.co.uk/
Young Carers: Carers Trust https://carers.org/article/help-and-advice-former-babble-and-matter-members
Counselling: Kooth https://www.kooth.com/
For other issues or more information on the above : Childline: https://www.childline.org.uk/
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