Parent Toolkit – Challenging Behaviours

Below is a link to a useful Toolkit produced by the South Devon and Dartmoor Community Safety Partnership along with the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

The Toolkit describes challenging adolescent behaviours, and suggests constructive ways to approach these issues with your child.

Giving parents the tools – Supportive Toolkit, Challenging Behaviours


The majority of young people are sensible, responsible users of the internet, and will not knowingly put themselves at risk. However, the internet can be a very dangerous place: parents and students must never be complacent and, sadly, there are people out there who use very cunning strategies to put young people unknowingly at risk.

Think U Know, The National Crime Agency’s online safety education programme, has recently released this newsletter for parents and carers, about helping their children to stay safe online.

Feb 21 online newsletter for parents and carers

Linked to this, Net Aware (created by the NSPCC and O2) provides an online resource, where you can check out their reviews of the most popular apps, games and social media sites that kids are using, to see if they are suitable:

Apps, games and social media sites reviews for parents (

Click on the link below to access another useful leaflet from Avon & Somerset Police.

How Safe Are You Online?

At Clyst Vale students are educated about E-safety through the ICT curriculum, Course 42 (PSHE), assemblies and one off events.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact your child’s Head of School as follows:

Red School – Mrs Albutt – 

Yellow School – Miss McConnachie – 

Green School – Mr Pearce – 

Post 16 – Mrs Haynes – 

or our Deputy Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mr Sutton 

The Child Exploitation & Online Protection organisation (CEOP) provides a wide range of support through its web sites which we recommend you visit to stay up to date with the issues:

CEOP Parent Information Site

If you need to report an incident to CEOP please use this link CEOP Report

Other Resources that may be useful:

YouTube Parents Guide

NSPCC Net Aware a guide to the social networks your kids use

NSPCC Share Aware

Facebook’s advice on How to Set up your Facebook Account Safely

South West Grid For Learning Facebook Checklist

Safer Internet Day

Click here to view a video outlining the problems with ‘selfies’.

In a recent Parents Briefing the presenter Gary Gates raised as a good web site to use because it has some good educational content, fun games and a parents area for advice and guidance. As a not for profit public service it excludes third party ads and pop ups, and it has a strong public service remit. Nowhere is totally safe, but this is it one of the safer places to be online for children.

Safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility

Safeguarding is about making people aware of their rights, protecting them and preventing abuse. Every child can be hurt, put at risk of harm or abused, regardless of their age, gender, religion or ethnicity. We believe that everyone has a responsibility for safeguarding children and young people and keeping them safe from harm.

If you have an urgent safeguarding concern call: 0345 155 1071

For more information please use this link to the Devon Children’s and Families Partnership Web Site


Click on the link below to view our Safeguarding Policy

Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy Autumn 2021

Child Protection and Safeguarding – Appendix 10: Covid-19