Safeguarding and Online Safety

At South Rise we are committed to ensuring the well-being of all children in our school.  In our professional capacity we are aware young children are vulnerable and can be at risk. As a school we understand we have a statutory duty to work with other agencies in protecting children from harm and responding to neglect, any form of abuse or risks of radicalisation.  Staff are trained to identify when a pupil may be at risk of neglect, abuse or exploitation and they report any concerns to the designated child protection officer, Head of School or Executive Headteacher using the agreed format. In addition to statutory duties we acknowledge that the school has pastoral responsibility towards all its pupils. Through our vigilance we aim to help build a stronger, safer community.

Safeguarding Policy



A core facet of Safeguarding is keeping children safe on-line. South Rise has a comprehensive E-Safety policy - Online Safety Policy.

Each year, the school holds a number of E-Safety workshops for parents. This term, on Monday 11th November at 2:45pm, an E-safety workshop will be held by our Computing lead Mr. Jelley. The aim of the session is to ensure that parents will gain an understanding of what we do at South Rise to ensure children access technology safely. They will also gain an understanding how to ensure safe internet use at home. The session will identify potential dangers connected with internet use, explore ways in which we can protect children from these dangers and discuss any questions that our parents have.

Cyber bullying will also be addressed during this session. As a school, we recognise that the best way to deal with cyber bullying is to prevent it from happening in the first place. By embedding good, safe ICT practice into all our teaching and learning, incidents can be avoided.

In order to help support your child, Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) website contains information for both parents and children.

CEOP’s Think you know website.

Online Safety Assemblies 2019-20

Click on the link below to see a list of assemblies that will be delivered over academic year, aiming to cover the scope that is ‘Online Safety’. This will help children to continue to develop their understanding of how to stay safe online and inform them on how to conduct themselves appropriately. This is an area that is continuously changing; therefore, it is vital that children are provided with the most up-to-date information. The aim is that this conversation and awareness is maintained at home to help your child stay alert.