South Yorkshire Police and Social Care have received concerning information regarding a new social media App called ‘Frog’. The App is aimed at a Primary aged audience and has recently exploded in popularity. Police have significant concerns as the App is primarily targeted at primary aged children. The App has very limited identity verification requirements.
Specialist Police partners have seen significant information suggesting there is a legitimate risk to Primary aged children being groomed.
Introducing our first Mental Health First Aider. Last week, Mr Thompson completed a two day course learning how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis. He is the first of many staff to complete this training.
At St Alban’s we support children’s mental health through teaching them the skills they need to recognise and deal with their emotions, and help those with difficulties get the support they need.
If you would like any further information about how we support children’s mental health, then please get in touch.
This week is Safeguarding Awareness Week and, following a request from the community, Rotherham LEA have produced a short awareness session on how people can spot the signs of Child Exploitation.
The session provides an overview of child exploitation, some of the signs you may see where you live or work and how you can respond confidently to concerns. The video lasts for 15 minutes and can be viewed using the link below.
Safeguarding is everyones responsibility.
Today in collective worship, house leaders presented our Anti-Bully Policy to the children. They were TRULY FABULOUS! This policy clearly explains exactly what children need to do if they experience bullying. A copy can be found in classrooms and on our school website.
Remember bullying is… Several Times On Purpose (STOP).
I will attach a copy of the policy in my next post.
Mrs GurnerChild friendly safeguarding pollicy 22
Times are tough for many people right now. Parents find themselves pulled in many different direction and children may be struggling being in the house for so much longer than usual.
Young Minds have created a useful ‘Supporting Parents Helpfinder’. By answering six questions, parents can find out how to support their child’s mental health during the pandemic (and beyond).
Find the help finder here: https://youngminds.org.uk/supporting-parents-helpfinder/
Last week in collective worship, we learnt about Children’s Mental Health Week. To support parents at home we will be posting some resources that you may find useful.
Young Minds have created a useful poster highlighting ways to give support to children when they have angry feelings or outbursts and may help families start a conversation and talk about each other’s feelings.