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
For a helpful guide to safer use of 'smartphones' follow this link..
This section of our website holds parent information for these related subjects:
- Affected by Bereavement
- Educational Psychologist Service
- Extended Services at Parklands
- FIND Newsletter – for children with disabilities and their families
- Free School Meals Information
- Freedom of Information Act
- School Clothing Grant
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Issues
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
HAVOCA - help for adult victims of child abuse email email@example.com
Bullying Online http://www.bullying.co.uk
On bullying via mobile phone http://www.stoptextbully.com
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
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.