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Keeping Safe

It is important to us that you are able to keep yourself and other safe whether it is in the Home, out in Public or Online.

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E-safety

E-safety is all about keeping safe when using the internet, this can be on any device such as computers, on your mobiles or tablets. The internet is widely accessible and is used for a wide range of things such as Socal Media, Games and Video clips.

For additional information there is an attachment below. Alternatively you can speak to your Foster Parents or Social Workers if you would like to know more.

Keeping Safe

In the Home

All the foster carer’s have had a safety check on their home to ensure they are prepared for having children in. They received special training to help keep you safe and can share this knowledge with you. Rules are in place to help keep you safe and each foster family will have their own set of rules. These will be age appropriate and may change as you get older.

You should know where your meeting point is in case of a fire and the best escape routes from different areas of house.

Do you know your escape routes?

Out in Public

When out in public you need to be aware of what is around you. Be careful when crossing roads, use pedestrian crossing where ever possible.

You also need to be aware of strangers.

“When it comes to strangers we don’t know, Never except lifts and always say NO!”

Below are some different resources providing information how to ensure your safety.

Keeping Safe whilst playing Pokémon Go

Pokemon Go is an app that children and adults can download on their phones. It is a great way to get children out and about and encourages people to exercise.

However like every game there are risks involved. People have been known to get lost and talk to strangers about where to find Pokémon.

The NSPCC have put together a great guide on how to stay safe while still finding and catching Pokémon and also explains what the app is all about. Please see the link below to help keep you safe while using the app:

NSPCC Pokémon Go: a parent’s guide

Tips and advice for keeping children safe on Pokémon Go

Keeping Safe
Wicked Websites

Consent

Below is also a video explaining about consent. Consent means permission for something to happen or agreement to do something / give permission for something to happen. If you need help or support please go to: