The NCA’s CEOP Command (formerly the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account. CEOP protects children from harm online and offline, directly through NCA-led operations and in partnership with local and international agencies. Click the button below to access the CEOP safety centre:
Staying Safe Online
At Forest and Sandridge, we recognise that using the internet is becoming as commonplace as using the telephone or TV, and its effective use is an essential life-skill for all our children. However, unmediated internet access brings with it the possibility of placing our pupils in potentially embarrassing, inappropriate, and even dangerous situations.
We believe in ensuring our children are able to use the internet to its best advantage and to know and recognise the situations where they may potentially find themselves in difficulty.
Pupils at Forest & Sandridge are given regular reminders of how to keep safe while they are using the internet and what to do if anything makes them feel uncomfortable or concerned.
Our Internet and Acceptable Use Policy is outlined in the letter available on the link below:
We are pleased to announce that Forest & Sandridge has completed Stage 1 and Stage 2 of the 360 Degree Safe Online Safety Mark.
Our Ideas about Online Safety
Forest & Sandridge School is committed to ensuring the online safety and wellbeing of our school community. We aim to support everyone at our school so that they are able to enjoy all the benefits of the digital world in a safe and secure way.
Below are the rules that your child will learn at school in order to say safe.
One great way to help is to ask your child if they know these rules!
At the heart of The White Horse Federation is a belief in using collaboration to provide a first-class education to a wide range of children. This means that every child understands what they are capable of, and can collectively strive for excellence.
With current news and media full of speculation and conjecture about local lockdowns and the reopening of schools in September, I want to assure you that we're poised to take any required action.
To ensure we both make better decisions, we’ll communicate any plans when it’s closer to September. This will give us time to receive guidance from the Regional Schools Commissioner, the Department for Education, and we'll have a clearer understanding of the ever-evolving local situation. Experience has taught me that making plans on uncertainty and speculation can be costly and confusing, so we won’t do this.
I’m writing this message to let you know we have matters in hand, and you are at the forefront of our thinking. We expect to know more later this month and I will update you with further information on the 21st August.
Until then, please continue to look after yourselves and your loved ones. Health, well-being, and welfare should be at the front of all that we do.