Safeguarding and Prevent
Whilst we're going through these uncertain times, we want to reassure you that we’re still here to support you.
Abuse can take many forms – physical (such as domestic violence), psychological and emotional, sexual, financial (and material), neglect or omission, and organisational abuse.
If you, or someone you know is experiencing abuse- either in the classroom, at home,or elsewhere – tell someone and get help.
Natasha Panchbhaya – Designated Safeguarding Lead – 07795 265598
Nick Morrall – Safeguarding Officer – 07900 135123
Nusrath Khan - Safeguarding Officer - 07768 803257
Staying Safe Online
- Keep your Personal Information Private - The internet is full of opportunities to share personal information, but this can make you vulnerable to identity theft, cyberstalking, and other issues.
- Choose a Strong Password - Although it may be tempting to choose a password that's easy to remember, these kinds of passwords leave you open to identity theft and fraud. Use 8 or more characters with a mixture of numbers, letters, special characters, upper and lower case.
- Stay Vigilant at All Times - A lapse in attention can lead you to automatically click on a link or open an email attachment that may put your computer or your information at risk. Staying vigilant can help you stay safe.
- Watch Out for Phishing - Phishing is a common trick used by identity thieves to gain your personal information. This crime involves sending e-mails or creating sites that appear to be from a legitimate company and asking you to confirm personal information such as bank account numbers, passwords, birth dates, or addresses.
- Keep Your Virus Software Up to Date - Install virus protection software and a firewall. Check for updates regularly.
- Keep an Eye on Accounts - If you use a credit card for online shopping, be sure to keep a close eye on the account activity. If you notice purchases that you haven't made, contact your card company immediately.
- How to spot a fake, fraudulent or scam website - Double check the domain name, is it too good to be true?, never pay by bank transfer, browse the website, check the returns policy, read some online reviews, look for a padlock symbol near the web address.
- Watch for Fraud - Things such as online auctions for non-existent or falsely represented goods, foreign money transfers, paying up front for loans or financial services, competitions asking for payment.
If you are concerned about your own or someone else's wellbeing, email AdEdsafeguarding@gloucestershire.gov.uk or ask for Safeguarding at reception.