Online Child Abuse

Online Child Abuse is a continuing issue both nationally and locally. Lancashire Constabulary have a dedicated Online Child Abuse Investigation Team (OCAIT) at Police Headquarters, Hutton, Lancashire. Each force has a Victim ID Officer and there role within the force is to identify and safeguard victims of online child abuse. A victim is any child under 18 who has sent an indecent image of themselves, and once sent to another person the child is deemed to have lost control of that image. The first newsletter from the OCAIT is available to view or download here.

Guidance for Parents - Sexting

 
More information about this topic is available to view or download here.
 
For more general guidance on staying safe online please follow this link to the Lancashire Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB)
 

This section of our website holds parent information for these related subjects:

School help and advice can be given by the Head, Strategic Leadership Team, all teaching/non-teaching staff, peer mediation, Mrs Fairhurst and Ms Williams.  Please do not keep any issues/problems you may have to yourself, we can find the right person to help you.

If you have any concerns in school (including issues of bullying), that you don’t feel you are able to share with your individual teachers, please use the Pupil Concerns box in the LRC. Drop a note into this box with a brief outline of your concern and your name so that we can follow it up with you.

The links included below are to sites with useful further information for those looking to find out more about aspects of this area. Childnet International, who run the chatdanger website, is not responsible for the content of the links below.

Telephone helplines for children

Childline – 0800 1111, a free 24 hour helpline for children in the UK, www.childline.org.uk

To report to police

The Virtual Global Taskforce, www.virtualglobaltaskforce.com receives reports online just click the ‘Report Abuse’ option on the home page and follow the instructions.

In the UK, to report suspicious behaviour online towards a child, you can report directly to the police at www.ceop.gov.uk

Childnet International www.childnet.com

Childline 08001111

NSPCC here  text 88858 Tel 080880050000
 

Digizen http://www.digizen.org

Beatbullying http://www.beatbullying.org

Cybermentors http://www.cybermentors.org

HAVOCA - help for adult victims of child abuse email friend@havoca.org

Bullying.org http://www.bullying.org

Kidscape http://www.kidscape.org.uk

Bullying Online http://www.bullying.co.uk

On bullying via mobile phone http://www.stoptextbully.com

Sexual abuse (incest) - support for women CIS'ters  tel 02380338080  admin@cisters.org.uk
 
 

One in four - oneinfour.org.uk advocacy service, counselling service and information for people who have experienced sexual abuse

THE SURVIVORS TRUST    thesurvivorstrust.org  uk network of support organisations

TASC - trauma and abuse support centre - tasc@tasc-online.org.uk   tasc-online.org.uk - uk web-based resource fort survivors of child sexual abuse and for anyone involved in supporting them
 
 
PACE - Parents against sexual exploitation - helpline for parents worried about a child Tel 01132403040
 
Survivors UK   webchat can be accessed at www.survivorsuk.org  help@survivorsuk.org
 
Sexual abuse - support for men. Mankind http://www.mankindcounselling.org.uk/ tel 01273911680
 
Sexual abuse - support for non-abusive parents and carers of children who have been sexually abused. Mosac  tel 08009801958  enquiries@mosac.org.uk   mosac.org.uk
 

Stonewall Educational Resources

Stonewall's Education For All campaign, launched in January 2005, helps tackle homophobia and homophobic bullying in schools and works with a wide coalition of groups. In addition Stonewall promotes new research on issues such as hate crime, lesbian health and homophobic bullying in schools.

Parklands actively promotes a positive and inclusive environment for everyone celebrating difference and diversity in everyday school life. As a school community we endeavor to promote the safety and wellbeing of all young people in our care. This includes lesbian, gay and bisexual pupils and those who experience homophobic bullying.

To find out more follow this link