Safeguarding Lead (DSL): Daryl Bennett
E Safety Lead: Dan Machin
Safeguarding and E Safety Link Governor: Melanie Pidgeon
Latest Guidance From the Government
While there are huge benefits to being online to stay connected to family and friends during this period, the government recognises many parents feel concerned about the activities and content their children are accessing. This guidance outlines resources to help keep children safe from different risks online and where to go to get support and advice.
Updated 22 February 2021
As with any type of bullying, Heatherwood takes Cyber bullying or other anti social behaviour via the internet or other technology very seriously. Any instances can be reported to the Safeguarding or ESafety Lead via the school email Address:
or call the school direct: 01302 322044
Heatherwood School recognizes the importance of online security both at school and home. To help parents and carers feel more prepared to deal with the dangers and complexities of modern day internet safety. Please have a look at some of the weblinks listed below which can provide up to date information, guidance and suggestions on how to work with your young person safely.
If you have any particular concerns and wish to report any issues or cases then please consider CEOP (Child Exploitation Online Protection) which is a command of the National Crime Agency (NCA). Please follow the link:
This is a resource hub with easy access to simple, practical e-safety tips and advice for all; parents /carers and students.
All resources on esafetymatters.com are shared for the benefit of parents, teachers, children or businesses for free.
Other sites that could be helpful
Childline continues to be a great support to our youngsters around the country. You can call them on 0800 1111 or use the link below:
Another great support network and source of advice is the NSPCC. Please use the link to access their site:
Doncaster Safeguarding Children Partnership
Doncaster Safeguarding Children Partnership is a statutory body consisting of senior representatives of all partner agencies and organisations working together to safeguard children and young people in Doncaster. You can contact them on: firstname.lastname@example.org or go to their website:
Advice on the dangers of certain apps for mobile devices:
Guidance on checking settings on mobile devices through O2 and NSPCC:
Help on how to use and play games safely with your child or young person and encourage cooperative supervised fun online.
Activity sheets that could be done during the lockdown period: