Safeguarding

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Brixham College Safeguarding

The Governing Body of the College has nominated a senior member of staff as Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).

DSL

Mr Richard Burden who can be contacted by telephone: 01803 858271 or email:  rburden@brixhamcollege.co.uk

Deputy DSL.

Mrs Raurie Newton who can be contacted by telephone: 01803 858271 or email:  rnewton@brixhamcollege.co.uk

The DSL takes lead responsibility for child protection and other actions the College takes to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding strategy and policy are coordinated through the College’s Safeguarding Group, which is chaired by the DSL. The group meets regularly to hear reports from members on:

  • e-safety
  • student welfare
  • attendance
  • health and safety
  • human resources.

The group consists of representatives of interested parties, senior leaders (including the Principal), and governors.

Online-safety for parents

Support at College

The Brixham College Student Support Team are always on hand to support students that are in need of a helping hand. This includes dealing with incidents that have occurred online. Should you wish to find out more please do not hesitate to contact us at esafety@brixhamcollege.co.uk

Support at home

Below you will find some simple tips to help your child stay safe online and further resources from national bodies.

Parents and carers play a key role in supporting children to learn about how to stay safe online, and they are one of the first people children turn to if things go wrong. We know it can be difficult to stay on top of the wide range of sites and devices that young people use, so have a look at the resources offered by the UK Safer Internet Centre, Childnet, NSPCC and CEOP they may help.

Childnet International

Whether you are a technophobe or a technophile, it’s still likely that you’ll be playing catch-up with the way your child is using the internet. The Think U Know website is designed to help you understand more about what happens online.

Worried about someone ?

If you’re worried about how someone is behaving towards your child online (or another child you know) there are things you can do.

Want to make your Broadband connection safer?

Below we have published links to the main service providers in our area. Whether you use Sky, BT (We really like the BT Controls) or another service provider you normally have the ability to filter inappropriate content and reduce the risks.

Sky:  http://help.sky.com/articles/sky-broadband-shield-explained

BT:  http://home.bt.com/techgadgets/internet/stay-safe-with-bt-parental-controls-11363887238413

TalkTalk:  http://www.talktalk.co.uk/security/homesafe-demo.html

Virgin Media: http://store.virginmedia.com/discover/broadband/your-broadband/protect-family/parental-controls.html

Plusnet: http://www.plus.net/support/security/spam/plusnet_protect.shtml

Open DNS: https://www.opendns.com/home-internet-security/

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