"Sir John Cass Red Coat is an OUTSTANDING School"
Ofsted Report, December 2015

Parent Resources

This section of the website highlights safeguarding issues for parents to be aware of.


SJCR School's Safeguarding Information Booklet



>>Click here to view the schools Safeguarding Information Booklet for Parents and Carers

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


Pokémon Go – a parent's guide



The following advice is given by the Parent Zone on the popular app Pokémon Go.

http://parentzone.org.uk/article/pokemon-go-parents-guide


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.



http://www.talktofrank.com/drug/nitrous-oxide

http://www.druginfo.adf.org.au/drug-facts/nitrous-oxide

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVhF9wxd1Ao

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.

>>Click here to be directed to the Educate Against Hate Website

Safeguarding Radicalisation & Extremism Information for Parents

>> Please click here to read information from the London Borough of Tower Hamlets regarding keeping children and young people safe against radicalisation and extremism


Female Genital Mutilation

 6th February marks the International Day of Zero Tolerance of FGM (Female Genital Mutilation).

>> Please click here to read information about FGM from Tower Hamlets council

 

Online Safety 

>> Please click here to be re-directed to our page with e-safety information for parents     

Families Against Stress & Trauma


>> Click here to read information from the families matter website, with advice for parents regarding helping children turn away from extremisim

 
Jan Trust

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. 

>> Click here to be directed to the Jan Trust website

Open Your Eyes

This website shares first hand accounts of young British muslims who have experienced life in ISIS.

>> Click here to be directed to the Open Your Eyes website