At Woodside Church we see child protection and safeguarding vulnerable adults as one of our highest priorities.

 

The purpose of this page on the website is to fully inform you of the safeguarding practices which take place in our church (mainly through our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy) and also to share any resources with parents that may prove useful.

 

Download our Safeguarding Policy

 

Download our Social Media Guidelines

 

 

The Safeguarding Team

If you ever need to contact anyone with a concern about child safety, here are the Safeguarding Team:

Our church offers an open door policy so please discuss any concerns with any of our Safeguarding Team.

If you have any questions. In the first instance, please contact:

Tim Green

Sarah Masih

Adam Haywood

 

 

E-Safety

We value computing within our church and encourage our children to experience different ways of accessing mobile technology.  From laptops and iPads through to games consoles, our children are able to access a wealth of resources and explore different technologies to suit their learning styles.

The eSafety of our children is of paramount importance to the church and something that we monitor and revisit regularly.  Our Safeguarding Team are trained on eSafety, ensuring that they are up to date with new information and best practice.

 

Stay safe at home:

One way of making the internet safer to use at home is to use a ‘safe search’ search engine. Below are links to search engines designed for children to use on the internet.

And below is a link to the education version of YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/education

We encourage parents to set up filtering on their home internet. To learn how to do this for the major internet providers please click the text below.

Setting up Internet Filtering and Parental Controls

We also suggest parents take time to visit this website which will provide information on: Snapchat, Facebook, Netflix, Minecraft and Mobile internet devices:

http://internet-safety.yoursphere.com/

 

If you have any concerns or problems regarding your child and eSafety please contact:

Adam Haywood

Our church offers an open door policy so please discuss any concerns with any of our Safeguarding Team if you have any questions.

Remember you can also report any online concerns to CEOP via their online safety centre:

CEOP