The Becket Way 
Wilford Lane, West Bridgford 
Nottingham, NG2 7QY
0115 982 4280

Safe Guarding For Parents

'At The Becket School we feel that it is important to support our parents to know how they can protect their children, where to find help and raise concerns if necessary.'
Tips For Parents

1. Do not give a guarantee that you will keep what is said confidential or secret – if you are told about abuse you have a responsibility to tell the right people to get something done about it (see below).

2. Always stop and listen straight away if your son/daughter wants to tell you about incidents or suspicions of abuse.

3. Don’t ask leading questions that might give your own ideas of what might have happened (eg “did he/she do X to you?”) – Just ask “what do you want to tell me?” or “is there anything else you want to say?”

4. If you don’t have the means to write at the time, make notes of what was said as soon as possible. Write down what they have said in their own words.

5. Never think abuse is impossible, or that an accusation against someone you know well and trust is bound to be wrong.

6. As soon as possible (and certainly within 24 hours) inform one of the Safeguarding team (Mrs B Nicholls, Mrs S Shenton, Mr M Griffin, Miss E Roberts or Mrs Z Virgo .

7. Matters of safeguarding must remain absolutely confidential and should not be discussed with anyone other than the proper authorities.

8. Never attempt to carry out an investigation of suspected or alleged abuse by interviewing people

9.   If out of school hours and urgent call 101.

If information is brought to your attention during the school holidays you can find further details by clicking to the right.
The following video is to a film based on the true story of Breck Brednar who was a victim of online grooming through the gaming platform and was tragically murdered as a result.

You may wish to watch this video initially without your child present (it is rated 15 due to the nature of its content) and then potentially with your teenager to help initiate conversation about why we need to be so careful online.
All the websites below are for students and their families should they need them.
As well as skills which are taught within the specific curriculum of Religious Education, PSHE & RSE, please find below contact details for a variety of organisations who support parents and young people if they have any safeguarding, mental health or welfare needs.
Is a confidential text messaging service for parents and carers across Nottinghamshire.

07507 329952 This link link will open your default text app if clicked on a smart phone.

The texting service is an easy way for parent and carers of children aged 0-19 years to confidentially ask for help about a range of issues, such as:
  • feeding and nutrition
  • child development
  • parenting advice and support
  • emotional health and wellbeing
  • behaviour difficulties
  • family health
CAMHS Crisis Team
(Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team) part of the Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.
This service is for young people experiencing a mental health crisis. This includes young people who:
  • are at risk of immediate and significant self-harm
  • are an immediate and significant risk to others due to their mental health
  • are being considered for admission to a mental health inpatient unit
  • are in acute psychological or emotional distress that is causing them to not be able to go about their daily activities, such as going to school and looking after themselves
Tel: 0115 8542299 or 0115 8440560
 Open from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday
You will speak to a specially trained professional who will ask you some questions and talk to you about how they can help.

If you prefer, you can ask for help by completing an online self-referral form.
Everything we do protects children today and prevents abuse tomorrow, to transform society for every childhood.

A great toolkit to go through with your child

A great toolkit to go through with your child

Things to check how your child accesses games online

Things to check how your child accesses games online

Watch the video and click above to download the guide

Watch the video and click above to download the guide
Social Media Checklists
Check your child's online privacy and safety settings NOW!
Make sure they are safe.  With these downloadable checklists
Is a collaboration between Parentzone and the NCA providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations

Whether you want to understand more about how you're feeling and find ways to feel better, or you want to support someone who's struggling, we can help.
This is an NHS site supporting young children and parents.
This is a site for advice, information and local services available.
How to set up your child's tech devices to ensure they are safe online
Learn About Cyberbullying

This  survey has revealed that parents of both sexes are most concerned about ‘body image’ bullying. They are also now are more worried about children being bullied over social media than face to face.

While the emotional aspects of bullying continue to be devastating, the internet and social media have changed the way children experience bullying. Cyberbullying, simply put is bullying that happens online through social, gaming or instant messaging platforms.

If you suspect your child is being cyberbullied, here are our top ten tips to offer the right level of support to help them deal with it.
Learn About Social Media

Social networks are a great place for young people to stay in touch with friends and demonstrate their creativity. As a parent, there are simple things you can do to ensure your children’s experience is both safe and fun.

This practical guide how to keep your child safe online

This comprehensive 72 page on all things Instagram.

Help your child stay safe on Instagram – a popular online photo and video-sharing platform. 

With over 1.5 billion users, WhatsApp has become one of the most used messaging apps. Find out what feature you can use to help keep your child’s personal information private.