If you do not feel safe or you are worried about someone else, you must tell an adult you trust!
Mrs Fegan is responsible for safeguarding. Please speak to her if you have any worries.
If you can’t find Mrs Fegan, you can talk to Mr Dennis or Mr Walsh.
However, if you prefer any adult at Tollgate will be happy to listen to you or you can pop a message in your class worry box.or you can pop a message in your class worry box.
Download our School Visitor Safeguarding Guide
Below are links to websites that we have used or have been recommended to us. They are split into four categories, Health and Wellbeing, Family Support, Housing and Online Safety, however many of the organisations offer a range of services meaning they could be in all three categories.
Health and Wellbeing
Housing, Debt & Benefits
Concerned about your child's use of technology? In need of some advice?
Please remember that you are welcome to make an appointment to see Mrs Stephens, our E-Safety Lead Teacher, or speak to you child's teacher about any aspect of e-safety. There are also a number of websites which offer excellent advice on all areas of E-Safety listed below.
- A practical guide for parents and carers whose children are using social media
Need help setting up parental controls? You are not alone. Click this link for support and advice:
Know and follow the age restrictions
Social Media Apps and Online Games have age restrictions to protect your children. There are many potential risks for children who spend time on Social Media and Gaming including (but not limited to) the following:
- Inappropriate content – The internet is full of inappropriate content for children, such as swearing, sexual content, violence and other adult themes. If your child was to come across such content, would they know what to do? Would they ask you? Would you be confident in supporting them through this?
- Grooming – Instances of adults making contact with children through gaming in particular is on the rise (this has recently been in the BBC news). If your child was to come across such contact, would they know what to do? Would they ask you? Would you be confident in supporting them through this?
- If your child lies about their age in order to gain access to social media or online games, it enable perpetrators to have a legitimate defence of believing that the child was, in fact, of adult age.
- Online bullying – this can come both from people the children know in the real world, and those who they don’t.
- Addiction – Games in particular are often designed to be addictive (just 1 more level/coin/life etc.) which can result in children not sleeping enough, or simply not spending free time engaging in the real world with real friends and being active.
More information about age restrictions is given on the following websites: