This section will direct you to lots of useful information with regards to safeguarding at The Sutton Academy, and outside providers.
The Sutton Academy Safeguarding Team
At The Sutton Academy we recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all students. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice.
The Sutton Academy also recognises its duty to prevent young people from being drawn into terrorism.
Nominated Safeguarding Governor - Gordon Pennington
Resources for Parents:
St Helens Safeguarding Children - The Safeguarding Children Partnership (formerly known as the Local Safeguarding Children Board - LSCB), is a multi-agency partnership with an independent chair. It's membership is comprised of senior managers from all statutory agencies in St. Helens. It's purpose is to ensure agencies in St. Helens are working together effectively to keep children safe. Visit their website here.
Healthy Living St Helens
The Healthy Living Team's overall aim is to make significant ongoing contribution to the improvement of the physical and mental health, well-being and quality of life of the people of St Helens. Visit their website here.
National Online Safety - Platform Guides for parents. Here you will find the most up to date guides for social media apps and platforms. Find out more information about each app and to download useful tips to help keep children safe.
St Helens Gateway - One stop shop for all services available in St Helens
Educate Against Hate - This website gives parents, teachers and governors practical advice on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation.
Keeping Children Safe Online - NSPCC/O2 resource, where they offer support online, over the phone and face to face with parents about keeping children safe online.
Childnet Advice on How to restrict in-app purchases and in-game purchases online. Find out here.
“Cyber Choices” exists to ensure that the Governments National Cyber Prevent Strategy is represented across each Region and into local police forces.
The main aims of Cyber Choices are to deter people from getting involved in Cyber Crime and to prevent re-offending for those who have been involved with cybercrime.
Young people are immersed in communications and computing technology, including phones, tablets, laptops, PCs, game consoles, TVs, devices and of course the internet.
The Cyber Choices Network was created to help people make positive choices and use their cyber skills in a legal way, the below is a link to NCA webpage re Cyber Choices.
The below is a link is a link to Parent Info.org website. Parent Info partners with the NCA (National Crime Agency) Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) team. It is a standalone website for parents and is embedded as a ‘newsfeed’ on over 8,000 school websites.
New content is written on a weekly basis and articles currently have a COVID-19 focus.
The NCA were asked to write Prevent-focused article with advice for parents/carers/guardians/teachers during the lockdown and the NCA identified this as a good opportunity to promote Cyber Choices, provide direct Prevent messaging for our secondary target audience and signpost them to some resources.
Contained within the above is explanation of ‘Cyberland’, this is where Young people aged 12-18 can now get involved in protecting the virtual city ‘Cyberland’ from a cyber-attack.
Within Cyberland there are 16 interactive exercises which include the fundamentals of cyber security such as firewall configuration and a module on the Computer Misuse Act (1990). Individuals can also explore career opportunities linked to their digital skills, it can be found here: https://cybergamesuk.com/
Check out some of the National Safety Online Parent Guides below.