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SCIE Useful Links

Below are useful links for schools to access in order to support their safeguarding role:

Smart phone apps

  • Digiduck’s Big Decision App: Childnet International has worked with Internet Matters to develop their e-safety story for young children, “Digiduck’s Big Decision” into a free interactive tablet app.  It is aimed at parents with children aged 3 to 7.
  • SelfieCop App: The “SelfieCop” app sends parents a copy of every photo or video taken on their child’s smartphone. This helps deter, detect & defuse unsafe behaviour.
  • “Wud U?” app by Barnardos: Barnardo’s has teamed up with Microsoft to produce a unique new app to help teach young people about the dangers of child sexual exploitation. ‘Wud U?’ has been designed to help teachers and other professionals working with young people educate children about how to keep themselves safe.

Website links

  • Anti Bullying Alliance: The Anti Bullying Alliance website provides teachers and other practitioners working with children and young people with a bank of resources for addressing bullying behaviour and discussing bullying and related issues.
  • Bursting the Bubble: Bursting the Bubble is a website designed by the Australian state of Victoria to help young people deal with issues relating to Domestic Abuse.
  • Brook Traffic Light Tool: A resource which helps professionals who work with children and young people to identify, assess and respond appropriately to sexual behaviours Please note that this is an Australian website.
  • Can You See Me: A DVD and education resource pack aimed at young people aged 15-16 to explore the issue of domestic abuse in teenage relationships
  • CAPE: A forum for professionals who support child protection and safeguarding activities across a range of education and similar settings
  • Catch-22: The Missing From Home and Child Sexual Exploitation service for Halton
  • CEOP: Child Exploitation and Online Protection Agency
  • CHAPS: Cheshire Autism Practical Support
  • Cheshire Police CSE: Cheshire Police Can You See Me campaign website
  • Cheshire Police Prevent and Channel: Prevent and Channel guidance for professionals
  • Cheshire, Halton and Warrington Race & Equality Centre: CHAWREC deal with all areas of equality, specialising in race equality work
  • Childline: Childline is a service provided by the NSPCC. The Childline website only has content written directly for children and young people
  • Childline F.A.P.Z.:A page supported by Childline aimed at children aged 12 and over to allow them to ask questions about pornography
  • Childnet STAR SEN Toolkit: Practical advice and teaching activities to help educators explore e-safety with young people with autism spectrum disorders in Key Stage 3 and 4
  • The Children’s Commissioner: The Children’s Commissioner for England promotes and protects children’s rights in England
  • Coram Childrens Legal Centre: Funded by a grant from the Department for Education’s Improving Outcomes for Children, Young People and Families Fund, the CCLC’s Child Protection Project (CPP) aims to provide  FREE information and legal advice to frontline practitioners on their legal obligations towards children in terms of child protection and safeguarding
  • Disclosure and Barring Service: The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaced the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).
  • Department for Education: The Department for Education is responsible for education and children’s services in England.  The DfE is a ministerial department, supported by 10 agencies and public bodies
  • Halton Carers Centre: Halton Carers Centre provides support to Young Carers in Halton.  Young Carers Support Workers provide information, support and advocacy to identified Young Carers.  Information about Young Carers can be found on this website
  • The Hideout: A website created by Women’s Aid to help children and young people to understand domestic abuse, and how to take positive action if it is happening to them
  • Internet Matters Parenting Advice: Internet Matters is an independent, not-for-profit organisation to help parents keep their children safe online
  • Kidsmart: A website which provides information on a variety of online resources to help keep children safe
  • Lucy Faithfull Foundation: The Lucy Faithfull Foundation (LFF) is a UK-wide child protection charity dedicated solely to reducing the risk of children being sexually abused. They work with entire families that have been affected by sexual abuse including: adult male and female sexual abusers; young people with inappropriate sexual behaviours; victims of abuse and other family members
  • National Children’s Bureau: The National Children’s Bureau (NCB) is a leading children’s charity that for 50 years has been improving the lives of children and young people, especially the most vulnerable
  • NSPCC Net Aware: A parent’s guide to the social networking that children use produced by the NSPC
  • NSPCC Share Aware: NSPCC “Share Aware” campaign which website which provides straightforward advice to parents about how to keep their 8-12 year olds safe on social networks. Rescources include You Tube videos, a parent’s guide to social networks, tips for talking to your child about online safety and a “Be Share Aware” guide.
  • NSPCC Online Porn: Advice on how to talk to children about the risk of online porn and sexually explicit material
  • NSPCC Underwear Rule for children with Learning Disabilities: The NSPCC and Mencap have joined forces to make the popular “Underwear Rule” guide accessible for both parents and children with a learning disability
  • NSPCC Underwear Rule for children with Autism: The “Underwear Rule” booklet that is accessible for parents and children with Autism
  • Operation Encompass: Supporting children experiencing Domestic Abuse through Key Adults
  • Private Fostering – Somebody Else’s Child
  • Private Fostering – Somebody Else’s Child film
  • Parent’s Protect: Parents Protect provide sessions for parents, carers and other adults to raise awareness of child sexual abuse and provide positive messages about what can be done to protect children
  • Safe Colleges Safe Communities:  Information and guidance, plus useful links to further material about: Dialogue, Policies and Procedures; Preventing Violent Extremism and Guns, Gangs and Knives
  • The Safer Recruitment Consortium: The Safer Recruitment Consortium is a partnership between four organisations with the safety and wellbeing of children at their heart: NSPCC, Lucy Faithfull Foundation, NASS and CAPE.  These organisations have been working together, in consultation with the DfE, since January 2014 to ensure that education providers have access to high quality, up to date Safer Recruitment training from September 1st 2014.  On this website there is information about how to ensure you are accessing the accredited Safer Recruitment training. Please note that Safer Recruitment training delivered by the SCIE Officer and HSCB is Safer Recruitment Consortium accredited training
  • Safe Smart & Social: American website providing social media information and assemblies for schools and parents and helping to teach young people to shine online.
  • Sex Education Forum: A group of organisations and individuals committed to improving sex and relationships education (SRE) for children and young people
  • Think U Know: CEOP’s Thinkuknow programme provides a range of free educational resources – films, lesson plans, presentations, practitioner guidance, games and posters – to professionals working with children and young people
  • Think U Know – Nude Selfies; what parents and carers need to know: A series of 4 films to help parents and carers understand why children create and send images
  • This Is Abuse Campaign: Government’s This Is Abuse campaign website
  • Vodafone Digital Parenting: The Digital Parenting website and magazines offer parents information and advice about the latest digital technologies and the kind of challenges children and teenagers might face in their digital world
  • Womens Aid: Women’s Aid is the key national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children
  • Young Carers in School programme:  An initiative that supports schools and rewards good pratice