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Covid-19 Information

Child Protection


During these challenging times, the safeguarding of all children at St. Bede CE Primary School continues to be a priority, whether they are at home or in attendance at school.


The following fundamental safeguarding principles remain the same:

  • The best interests of children continue to come first
  • If anyone in our school has a safeguarding concern, they will act immediately
  • A designated safeguarding lead (DSL) or deputy DSL will always be available
  • No unsuitable people will be allowed to gain access to our children
  • Children and parents will continue to be educated and protected when they are online.
  • The Child Protection Policy for the school has been amended to adhere to guidance during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Online Safety


Responding to the continuing situation where children are spending more time online, St Bede has carefully considered online safety integrating this throughout our planning and design of its teaching activities. 


Please refer to our Remote Learning Policy and/or Remote Provision Action plan for further guidance.


Online safety concerns should still be reported to the school’s Online Safety Lead (David Metcalfe) as normal. Parents can do this by emailing the school admin office:  Please could you include “Safeguarding Concern” in the subject title.

If parents have any safeguarding concerns that need discussing in person, they can contact the school and one of our Safeguarding Leads will get in touch.


The following websites offer useful support:


In addition, the following sites are an excellent source of advice and information:

  • Internet matters - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
  • Net-aware - for support for parents and careers from the NSPCC
  • Parent info - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
  • Thinkuknow - for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
  • UK Safer Internet Centre - advice for parents and carers
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