Safety Advice and Information

Safeguarding

Should parents or members of the public have any safeguarding or welfare concerns about a student of The Macclesfield Academy they should be reported via one of the routes shown below:

Emailing – safeguarding@macclesfieldacademy.org

Telephoning the school directly on – 01625 383100

If a student or parent has any concerns they can send an email to the addresses below:

Emailing – stopbullying@macclesfieldacademy.org  or tellus@macclesfieldacademy.org

Our SEND team email address  askmyTA@macclesfieldacademy.org  for any of our students who receive support for their Special Educational Needs (whether or not they have an EHCP).

In the first instance, pupils can speak to their form tutor if there are any issues. We also have dedicated pastoral leaders for each Year group.

E-safety

As your child grows and becomes more independent, it is only natural that they take this independence online. In our teenage years we explore, try new things and sometimes push boundaries and take risks, this is an essential part of growing up.

With all of the potential that the online world and new technology offers, young people now have access to huge opportunities. They use technology to express themselves, explore, and be creative; it has changed the way they communicate.

The internet has changed all of our lives, and your child has grown up during this change. Many of the things that confuse, baffle or even scare us, are part of the everyday for them. For many of us, this can all be a bit too much.

Whether you’re a technophobe or a technophile, it’s still likely that you’ll be playing catch-up with the way your child is using the internet. You might wonder whether what they are doing is safe, and you might also be thinking – how can I be as good a parent online, as I am offline?

For practical advice and guidance click on the links below:

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-and-resources/parents-and-carers

http://www.internetmatters.org/advice/

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/blog/parent%E2%80%99s-guide-youtube-restricted-mode

To make a report about possible online grooming or sexual behaviour online – Contact CEOP:

http://www.ceop.police.uk/

Download more information on social media and online safety:

Social_Media_Guidance

https://parentzone.org.uk/digital-parenting-issue-6-read-it-online

Click on the link below, where you will find information about all apps young people are using, this is the info on TIKTOK (formerly Musical.ly), there is more info on the website.

https://protectyoungeyes.com/apps/

 

The following page contains links that have been provided to us by Safeguarding Children in Education Settings (SCIES) and Cheshire Police.

The links have advice and guidance on a range of issues regarding pupil/child safety.

http://parentinfo.org