Stepney All Saints School’s Safeguarding Information Booklet
A hard copy of this booklet can be requested from reception.
FAST: Families Against Stress and Trauma
We are showing our support for “families against stress and trauma” which helps the families of those who’ve been killed abroad in terrorist related activity – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhggmsZmoPY&feature=youtu.be
The “choking game” – Important safeguarding update for parents
A 12-year-old boy died last week in Birmingham after reportedly playing a “choking game” made popular on social media. The aim of the game is to cut off the flow of blood to the brain to induce a ‘high’. Some strangle themselves with a belt, a rope or their bare hands; others push on their chest or hyperventilate.
This dangerous activity is also known as Blackout, Fainting Game, Dream Game, Passout or Gasp. Some also call it “the good boys’ game” or “the good kids’ high” as it is seen as a safe alternative to drugs and alcohol.
What are the warning signs?
- Any suspicious mark on the side of the neck, sometimes hidden by a turtleneck, scarf or permanently turned-up collar.
- Changes in personality, such as overtly aggressive or agitated.
- Any kind of strap, rope or belt lying around near the child for no clear reason—and attempts to elude questions about such objects.
- Headaches (sometimes excruciatingly bad ones), loss of concentration, flushed face.
- Bloodshot eyes or any other noticeable signs of eye stress.
- A thud in the bedroom or against a wall—meaning a fall in cases of solitary practice.
- Any questions about the effects, sensations or dangers of strangulation.
Please be aware of this dangerous trend and look out for any of the possible warning signs mentioned.
Laughing Gas – Advice for Parents
Laughing gas has become a popular ‘high’ for many children and young adults. Find out more about this by reading the information on the links below.
Educate Against Hate
This website was jointly developed by the Department for Education and the Home Office. It gives parents, teachers and school leaders practical advice on protecting children from extremism and radicalism.
Safeguarding Radicalisation & Extremism Information for Parents
- Let’s Talk About It: https://www.ltai.info/
- Counter Terrorism Police have produced some guidance to parents relating to the specific online radicalisation risk. This can be found on Let’s Talk About It under hints and tips
Female Genital Mutilation
6th February marks the International Day of Zero Tolerance of FGM (Female Genital Mutilation).
Families Against Stress & Trauma
The organisation was formed to support and provide services to marginalised and hard to reach communities, enabling them to become an integral part of society through our support.
Open Your Eyes
This website shares first hand accounts of young British muslims who have experienced life in ISIS.
LGfL Counter Extremism Advice
LGfL has worked with leading extremism experts specialising in ISIS and the far right to provide information, insights and advice.
Right Help, Right Time: Support for children, young people and their families