Safeguarding

Making sure our students are safe is the highest priority at Tower Learning Centre Independent School; students who are safe are able to learn and to make progress and to have a better life. To recognise and to ensure we meet our students’ needs all our staff have current Safeguarding Training, we have yearly training for all staff to ensure they are aware of current concerns.

Our Safeguarding Policy details the approach the School takes towards safeguarding; all staff adhere to this policy. Tower learning Centre Independent School works closely with the local authority and Blackpool Safeguarding Board to provide support, referrals and in-house intervention for our pupils.

Our Safeguarding Team

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Natalie Partington

 Teacher

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Kim McCormack

Headteacher

All concerns must be immediately referred to the DSL, or in his absence to the deputy DLS’s.

Additional Resources to Support Parents/Carers to keep their child safe when online:

support for parents and carers to keep children safe online, which outlines resources to help keep children safe from different risks online and where to go to find support and advice guidance on staying safe online which includes information on security and privacy settings

Thinkuknow

provides advice from the National Crime Agency (NCA) on staying safe online

Parent info

 is a collaboration between Parentzone and the NCA providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations

Childnet

offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support

Internet matters

provides age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world

London Grid for Learning

has support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online

Net-aware 

has support for parents and carers from the NSPCC, including a guide to social networks, apps and games

Let’s Talk About It

 has advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation

UK Safer Internet Centre

has tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online, including parental controls offered by home internet providers and safety tools on social networks and other online services

Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for parents and carers to keep children safe online.

Child Criminal Exploitation: Information for Parents/Carers.

What you need to know about Child Criminal Exploitation

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