It is everybody's responsibility to keep our pupils safe.
These are the key members of staff with a responsibility for Safeguarding.
Federation Safeguarding Lead - Miss K Magner
Safeguarding Lead - Mrs S Tarpey
Deputy Safeguarding Lead - Miss J Ellis
At Bentley West we are fully committed to the safeguarding of our children. It is important that pupils feel safe and supported in our school environment so that they are able to do their best and achieve their true potential.
Every member of staff at Bentley West, regardless of role has an in depth awareness of child protection and the importance of this is threaded throughout everything we do. Our parents entrust us with the care of their children and by working together we can monitor the wellbeing of all.
Bentley West Primary aims to protect all its pupils by enabling staff to be vigilant for vulnerable students by empowering them through regular, ongoing training. Our pupils take part in regular assemblies and workshops which enable them to stay safe online, in school and at home.
Technology plays an important part in the way we learn (and teach) at Bentley West, the use of technology is widespread throughout the school from Early years up to Year 6.
Our aim is to enable the children access to technology in a way which can enhance and engage them in learning - we endeavor to make them resilient and confident users who know how to behave appropriately, access information effectively and seek help and support when needed.
We work hard to ensure the children know how to stay safe online but are aware that this can only achieved if parents are also aware of the risks and continue to support us at home.
PLEASE REFER TO THE ONLINE SAFETY PAGES LINKED BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION. LATEST ONLINE SAFETY UPDATES ARE PUBLISHED IN THE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER.
UNICO LIVE WARNING
West Midlands Police has been made aware of an App called “UNICO LIVE”. The app is publicised as age restricted 12+ and designed for young people to upload videos of them performing, singing and dancing etc.; it has come to our attention that there is inappropriate content on the platform involving young people which is being investigated.
The content does not appear to be monitored and we urge you to raise awareness widely to increase vigilance and reduce the likelihood of any child being sexually exploited.