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Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. Everybody involved in education has a responsibility for helping to keep children and young people safe.

Safeguarding means:

Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. This includes child protection procedures which detail how to respond to concerns about a child.

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

Together, we can stop sexual abuse. We can put the spotlight on the steps each of us can take to keep children safe.

To help carry the message of PANTS beyond the classroom, links to the Underwear Rule leaflets are below:

The Underwear Rule Guide for Children with Autism (PDF 550KB)

Underwear Rule Guidance Foster Carers (PDF 534KB)

Underwear Rule Guide for Parents (PDF 2.8MB)

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Keeping Children and Young People Safe from Radicalisation and Extremism – Advice to Parents and Carers:

Keeping our children safe is a vital role of every Parent and Carer. Recently there has been an increase nationally in the rise of extremism across a number of communities. Extremism and radicalisation can come in many different forms and is not limited to one community.

The definition of Extremism is a “vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs"

Radicalisation is a process by which an individual or group comes to adopt increasingly extreme political, social, or religious ideals and aspirations that reject and/or undermine contemporary ideas and expressions of freedom of choice.

This document has been put together to support and assist you in ensuring you play a key role in keeping your child safe from radicalisation and extremism.

Should you have any concerns or questions you will find at the back of this short document a number of contacts and resources that are available to you.

Advice to Parents and Carers on Radicalisation and Extremism (PDF 651KB)