Clapham School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all children in school. All North Yorkshire schools, including Clapham School, follow the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board procedures. The school will, whenever possible, endeavour to discuss all concerns with parents about their child/ren and it is our aim to develop and maintain positive and supportive relationships with all parents and carers. However in exceptional circumstances, and in accordance with child protection procedures, it may be necessary to contact external agencies without parental knowledge.
Child Protection Policy
Our Child Protection policy can be found here.
Clapham school, it's staff and governors have adopted the guidance for safer working practice for those working with children and young people in educational settings. We use this as our code of conduct policy.
Keeping Safe Online
As your child grows and becomes more independent, it is only natural that they take this independence online. With all of the potential that the online world and new technology offers, young people now have access to huge opportunities. They use technology to express themselves, explore, and be creative; it has changed the way they communicate. The internet has changed all of our lives, and your child is growing up during this change. Many of the things that confuse, baffle or even scare us, are part of the everyday for them. For many of us, this can all be a bit too much. Whether you’re a technophobe or a technophile, it’s still possible that you’ll be playing catch-up with the way your child is using the internet.
You might wonder whether what they are doing is safe, and you might also be thinking, “How can I be as good a parent online as I am offline?” Do you have concerns about something you/your child has seen or been affected by online? Parents (or children) can click this link for advice, or to find out how to report your concerns. In school, we regularly teach the children about online safety and discuss with them what to do if they have any worries.
ParentInfo Parent Info is a new free service for schools. Here you’ll find a collection of articles, tips, expert advice and resources designed to help parents keep up with what their children are doing on-line. Parent Info is a collaboration between The Parent Zone, which has been providing information and support to parents for a decade, and CEOP, the Child Exploitation and Online Protection command of the National Crime Agency.
A North Yorkshire Police Initiative
Operation Encompass Parent Letter
Re: Operation Encompass
Our (school/academy/college/) has been given the opportunity to take part in a new project that will run jointly between all schools, academies and colleges in York and North Yorkshire Police.
This new project, Operation Encompass, has been designed to provide early reporting to schools of any domestic abuse incidents that occur outside of normal school hours and that might have had an impact on a child attending our premises the following day. This information will be shared at the earliest opportunity between Monday to Friday and when an incident occurs on weekend the school will be notified on the Monday by the police.
A nominated member of school staff, known as a key adult, will receive the information the police. They will be able to use information that has been shared with them, in confidence, to ensure that our (school/academy/college/) is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children or their families. Information will be shared where it is identified that a child or young person was present, witnessed or was involved in a domestic abuse incident.
Operation Encompass has already proved to be very effective in providing appropriate support to children.
We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our children and we believe this is initiative is going to be extremely beneficial and supportive for all those involved.
Parent Info is a new free service for schools. Here you’ll find a collection of articles, tips, expert advice and resources designed to help parents keep up with what their children are doing on-line. Parent Info is a collaboration between The Parent Zone, which has been providing information and support to parents for a decade, and CEOP, the Child Exploitation and Online Protection command of the National Crime Agency.