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Child Protection and Safeguarding



Safeguarding Newsletter October 2018 



Child Criminal Exploitation - Warning indicators  August 2018

Warning Indicator List


Early Help Update July 2018


LSCB update re DfE publication of Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 

On 4th July 2018 the DfE published "Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018" and updated their guidance on information sharing for people who provide safeguarding services to children, young people, parents and carers.

Please alert relevant members of your organisations to these publications which can be accessed via the following links:

Working Together -  

Information Sharing - 


The LSCB will be looking to update relevant LSCB policies to reflect these changes as soon as practicable.

Please do let me know if you have any questions at this stage.

Simon Ratcliff
Swindon LSCB Strategic Manager
3rd Floor West
Wat Tyler House

Guidance and advice around discussing terrorist attacks with Primary school pupils

Discussion framework to be used in the event of a terrorist attack - July 2016

Discussing a terrorist attack with primary children


New BT Barefoot campaign - Safety Snakes - to support lesson plans for primary schools January 2018

BT have just launched their new free resource for Computing Project teacher resource with the main objective of keeping young people safe on-line.

Young people have never been more in need of online safety support. Combine that with the pan-curricular power of computational thinking and we can really make a difference to the skills, social mobility and confidence they need.

Take a look at the 2 minute film that shows how Safety Snakes uses Bee-Bot programming, snakes and ladders, and online safety behaviours to help inspire, engage and support young people and teachers alike. 

This great free resource, crafted by Barefoot author and teacher Dr John Chippindall, could be incorporated into lesson plans for Internet Safety Day on 6 February 2018. It’s a fun way to introduce online safety whilst using computational thinking and programming skills.

To help, please find a printable flyer and below is more information with some possible social media content for sharing as appropriate.

About Safety Snakes:

The Safety Snakes campaign offers teachers a range of free resources to help them combine the principles of online safety with computational thinking. We’re providing a new online safety themed Barefoot lesson plan and printed Bee-Bot mat, designed similar to a Snakes and Ladders game. This includes a digital version of the mat, Scratch Bee-Bot sim, a lesson plan, teacher notes and a printable version of the mat for pupils to enjoy. 

Everything teachers need are available from the website they can simply register and download the resource from 

In addition, we are also offering a printed online safety mat, to teachers who register on Barefoot’s website and book a workshop, quoting the Safety Snakes campaign code: 999.  

Workshops must be requested before 2 March 2018 and be delivered before the end of the 2017-18 academic year. 

The Barefoot Safety Snakes resources pack contains:
·     A detailed Safety Snakes lesson plan
·     An overview short lesson plan
·     A printable version of the online safety Bee-Bot mat (4 x A3 size documents)
·     An interactive Scratch Bee-Bot sim
·     A link to the video, presented by young children, showing how to use the online safety mat
·    Other lesson resources, including Bee-Bot command cards, unplugged Bee-Bot image, a printable mat* square for children to design their own Bee-Bot mats and dos and don’ts teaching points
Teachers who have already registered with Barefoot can download the Safety Snakes lesson resources, including a digital version from
*   A printed version of the online safety mat is only available to registered teachers who book a workshop, quoting the reference number 999.
Social media ideas:
@barefootcomputing    #SafetySnakes
1.  Barefoot's brand new resource, Safety Snakes, helps your pupils combine computational thinking with online safety. To help you get started, we’re giving away a FREE #SafetySnakes mat to every school that requests a workshop via using the code ‘999’
2.  Book a workshop via and get a FREE Bee-Bot Safety Snakes mat!
3. Snakes on a webpage! Download your FREE online safety lesson plan today! Visit: #SafetySnakes
4. Ready for Safer Internet Day?  Register and download the new Barefoot Safety Snakes lesson plan to help keep pupils safe online #SafetySnakes .


Swindon Borough Council Child Protection Procedure

Please visit the Policies and Guidance page for information, guidance and policies relating to child protection and safeguarding.

Multi-agency Child Protection Procedures

For details about Swindon’s Multi-agency Child Protection Procedures, please visit the South West Safeguarding and Child Protection Group.
All procedures on this web site reflect statutory guidance issued by Her Majesties Government.

Swindon LSCB

For further guidance on safeguarding and to access the training calendar and online booking form, visit  Swindon LSCB.

What to do if you are worried a child is being abused..........

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