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Online-Safety Coordinators

All Online-Safety Coordinators (OSC's) must also be a Designated Safeguarding Lead or Deputy and undertake the Advanced level training as well as the online-safety training - see below.

The Training Pathway (available on the right of this page) for Online-Safety Coordinators in schools and colleges is:

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  • Online-Safety: a Whole School Approach - see below

  • Annual Online-Safety Refresher - see below

Information about the Online-Safety Coordinator role is below & the training for Alternative Education Providers (SCC), is here: Alternative Education Provider SCC Training.

The use of technology has become a significant component of many safeguarding issues. An effective approach to online-safety helps education settings to protect and educate the whole school community and to develop systems to identify, intervene and escalate incidents of concern.

Since September 2020 the teaching of Online Safety forms an integral part of the Relationships Sex and Health Education statutory guidance. To be compliant with this and Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021 is essential that DSL’s are aware of the statutory content.

Governing bodies & proprietors should ensure that:

  • their setting has a trained Online-Safety Coordinator (OSC) who is also a trained Designated Safeguarding Lead or Deputy

  • there are appropriate filtering and monitoring systems in place to minimise risks to their pupils when using the settings IT system

The role of the Online-Safety Coordinator includes:

  • Creating, maintaining and reviewing online-safety policies and procedures; promoting awareness and understanding for pupils, parents/carers, staff and volunteers and ensuring online-safety is embedded across the curriculum and promoted with parents and carers

  • Being the first point of contact for online-safety issues; recording, monitoring, communicating & reviewing concerns; referring concerns to appropriate agencies; reporting to Governors & liaising with the Local Authority, the Sheffield Children Safeguarding Partnership (SCSP) and other relevant agencies as appropriate

  • Ensuring that pupils, staff & volunteers receive regular training & offering support and training to parents and carers as appropriate

Online-Safety: a Whole School Approach:

This training MUST be completed by Online-Safety Coordinators in schools & colleges in Sheffield. This is a 2-day course and for this academic year will be run through Zoom. Each course will open at 8.15am for 8.30am start to 3.30pm finish.

Thurs 4th & Thurs 18th Nov 2021
Tues 8th & Wed 23rd Feb 2022
Mon 23rd May & Mon 13th June 2022

 To apply for a place on this course please complete the application form here: Online-Safety: a Whole School Approach

(N.B If you do not receive an automated response e-mail within a few minutes of submitting your application, please contact us immediately as your application may not have been successful.  We have been made aware that security settings within some establishments are blocking this process.

Recent investigations have also indicated that some information/e-mail addresses may have been entered incorrectly please ensure this information is correct before clicking submit.  We only know there is a problem if you contact us.

Annual Online-Safety Refresher:

This training should be completed every 3 years by OSC's only after the 2-day course above. This is a half-day  course and for this academic year will be run through Zoom. Each course will open at 8.15am for 8.30am start to 11.00am finish.

Wed 6th Oct 2021
Thurs 30th June 2022

To apply for a place on this course please complete the application form here: Annual Online-Safety Refresher

(N.B If you do not receive an automated response e-mail within a few minutes of submitting your application, please contact us immediately as your application may not have been successful.  We have been made aware that security settings within some establishments are blocking this process.

Recent investigations have also indicated that some information/e-mail addresses may have been entered incorrectly please ensure this information is correct before clicking submit.  We only know there is a problem if you contact us.

For further enquiries please email: Safeguarding Children Training

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