Safeguarding & Behaviour
Why are children at Manor School so well behaved?
Click the download links at the side of the page to download information about how we positively promote good behaviour.
Manor School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of children and young people. Click the link at the bottom of the page to download information about what to do if you have any safeguarding concerns.
If you have concerns about internet safety, would like advice on how to better protect you and your children from online threats, or need to report abuse please use the links below to contact external agencies.
National Crime Agency – CEOP command (formerly the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account. They protect children from harm online and offline, directly through NCA led operations and in partnership with local and international agencies.
Northamptonshire County Council e-safety – a wealth of e-safety advice for parents and carers.
The UK safer internet centre – a UK based website where you can find e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet.
Connect Safely – a California based nonprofit organisation dedicated to educating users of connected technology about safety, privacy and security. Here you will find research-based safety tips, parents’ guidebooks, advice, news and commentary on all aspects of technology use and policy.
Educate Against Hate – this site gives parents practical advice and information on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation.
Know About CSE - information about healthy and abusive relationships. If you or your child thinks they are in an unhealthy relationship or think they are at risk of being “groomed”, please speak to a member of the school's safeguarding team who will treat the matter seriously and sensitively in order to get the necessary help.
Safety Detectives - this parents' guide to safe YouTube and internet streaming provides a wealth of information on a variety of streaming services and gives guidance on how you can protect your child when using them.
Protocol for domestic abuse
At Manor School Sports College we are working in partnership with Northamptonshire County Council and Northamptonshire Police to identify and provide appropriate support to pupils who have experienced domestic abuse in their household; nationally this scheme is called Operation Encompass. In order to achieve this, Northamptonshire County Council will share police information with the Designated Safeguarding Lead(s) of all domestic incidents where one of our pupils has been affected. On receipt of any information, the Designated Safeguarding Lead will decide on the appropriate support the child requires; this could be silent or overt.
All information sharing and resulting actions will be undertaken in accordance with the ‘NSCB Protocol for Domestic Abuse – Notifications to Schools’. We will record this information and store this information in accordance with the record keeping procedures outlined in this policy.
Online Tutors – Keeping Children Safe
Every year, private tutors help children catch up with missed work or address areas they are struggling with, or with extra-curricular activities like music. Lockdown has led to major growth in this area, especially online, and this is expected to continue with further bubble and possible school closures.
Anyone can set up as a tutor and there are no registration procedures. They don't even require an Enhanced DBS check.
To help parents, LGfl has prepared a leaflet supporting parents to select the right tutor, establish clear rules and help the child understand what they should know too.
You can find out more and download the guidance leaflet here:
TikTok parental controls
TikTok is used by many teenagers and sometimes children younger than that 13 despite its terms and conditions. Using the new Family Pairing feature can allow parents to guide their child’s TikTok experience in a safer way. Features include:
- Search: Decide what can be searched for. This includes content, users, hashtags, or sounds
- Screen Time Management: Sets how long your teen can spend on TikTok each day
- Discoverability: Decide on the account being private (you decide who can see their content) or public (anyone can search and view content)
To find out more information about TikTok's Family Pairing feature and to download a helpful poster click here.