Safeguarding information for Parents and Children

Safeguarding Policy & Child Protection Policies

KCSIE Part 1 2023

KCSIE 2023 changes and updates to the guidance 

Code of Conduct (Staff) Low Level Concerns Guidance for Schools 2023

Whistleblowing Policy 2023

Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy – Holmfirth J I & N School 2023-2024

Child-on-Child Abuse Policy Holmfirth JIN School 2023-2024

Acceptable Use Policies

AUP EYFS pupil 2023

AUP KS1 pupil 2023

AUP KS2 pupil 2023

AUP staff 2023

AUP supply staff and visitors 2022

Online Safety (formerly E-Safety)

You can find more information for keeping children safe online by following these links.

As a school we take Online Safety very seriously and, all through their time with us, our pupils are taught about how to stay safe online.  A copy of our Online Safety Policy can be found below.

Online safety policy – 2022-2023

National Online Safety website


Online Filtering Statement ICT4C – Smoothwall

E-Safety Policy 16.12.15

Parental Guide – Nintendo Switch

Parental Guide – WiiU

parental guide – xbox360

parental guide – xboxone

Parental Guides – Nintendo3DS

Playstation – parental guide

Useful Websites

There are lots of websites where you can obtain up to date information and advise about staying safe for children, parents and staff both online and in the ‘real’ world – some of the websites can be found by clicking on any of the links below :-

National Online Safety.

Safer Schools

Think You Know



CBBC StaySafe

YouTube online safety factsheet for parents

Cyber Bullying

National Crime Agency CEOP Command (formerly the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre)

ParentInfo (from CEOP & Parent Zone)

Parenting in the Digital Age


Safer Schools

Most social media platforms such as TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook require users be at least 13 years old to use the full platform experience, although there is a way for younger children to access the apps. Anyone under the age of 18 must have approval of a parent or guardian but we are aware that a number of children do have access to these sites at home.  We would ask that you check your parental settings at home and consider the appropriateness of allowing your child to have social media account(s) if they do have access.

In addition some more, useful  website addresses, including Government information, can be found in the Safeguarding Policy 2019/2020 (located at the top of this page).

The number for the Kirklees Referral and Response Service is 01484 456848

Safeguarding Useful websites for children and safety warnings for parents

Internet Safety Warning – Horror Games Dec 2021

Online Safety Warning – Omegle



CBBC – Stay Safe



Pupils of all ages are taught to use the internet safely throughout their time at Holmfirth J I & N School.  A copy of our Online Safety Policy can be found here.