We promote healthy friendships and relationships through our whole school ethos, child protection and behaviour policy, and anti-bullying work.
There is a commitment from senior management and governors in the school to deal with the issue of child sexual exploitation, all work is done in an appropriate and supportive way.
The Designated Senior Person for child protection organises sessions for all staff to raise awareness of the risk factors, signs and indicators, useful resources and details of local services.
Sessions are in the pipeline for parents, in conjunction with specialist services.
There are links with the teaching to relevant school policies, including those on sex and relationships education, e-safety, anti-bullying and child protection. This helps to ensure clear links with our whole school ethos. We also very much take account of cultural and faith dimensions.
Key messages about healthy relationships are taught to all ages using age and stage appropriate language to explore topics such as friendships, appropriate touch, keeping safe, recognising and assessing risk and knowing how and where to get help when needed.
All children are at risk of online sexual exploitation. We ensure that our e-safety procedures are robust and that our pupils are taught online safety skills so they know online risks, how to recognise unsafe online contact and to be confident in reporting things that make them feel uncomfortable.
The school displays posters and distributes leaflets to advertise services that our children can use to get information and advice.