Because of their day to day contact with individual children school staff have an important role to play in recognising and taking the appropriate action in cases of suspected child abuse. All school staff, both teaching and non-teaching, are instructed to report any suspicions to the Headteacher, who is required to notify Staffordshire County Council.
Parents may seek advice and guidance from the Education Welfare Officer for the school, if necessary.
CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real world’, or both. The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a report. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button.
If you are experiencing online bullying or something else online has worried you please speak to an adult you trust, or you can talk to Childline at any time on 0800 1111 or at www.childline.org.uk.