Our school works in accordance with the PREVENT Duty and approaches this issue in the same way as any other child protection matter. Any concerns that one of our pupils is at risk in this respect, will be referred to Children’s Social Care in line with the SET procedures.
Online sexual harm
The Marie Collins Foundation (MCF) and the NWG Network have published resources for professionals and parents / carers working with issues of online sexual harm and young people. The guidance contains information about what online harm is, the specific issues facing young people, and ways professionals and parents and carers can engage with and support young people.
Read the guidance for parents and carers - https://www.mariecollinsfoundation.org.uk/assets/news_entry_featured_image/NWG-MCF-Parents-Leaflet.pdf
The Family Innovation Fund-Xtra
The Family Innovation Fund-Xtra offers a range of early support services. These are available to help children, young people and families during the pandemic. The early support services include children’s mental health, healthy relationships and coping with change. The services are available to children and young people aged between 0 and 19 years (up to 25 years for young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities) and their families.
Take a look at the support this service offer - https://www.essex.gov.uk/news/new-support-services-launched-for-children-and-families?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=coronavirus%20update%2012%20June%202020&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_content=new%20support%20Extra&utm_term=