At Loreto Grammar School, in line with our Mission statement which seeks to enable the students “to meet with confidence the challenges of a changing world”, we promote all aspects of safeguarding including the responsible and ethical use of the Internet and technology.

Our DSL, Designated Safeguarding Lead, is Mrs Green and our Deputy DSL's are Mr Newman, Mrs Milton and Mrs Lloyd-Davies.

Operation Encompass

Please see document below outlining what Operation Encompass is.

Operation Encompass

Safety Spotlights

Safety spotlights give us an opportunity to focus on specific safety themes with our students. Information is shared with form tutors to discuss with their forms and then display on form noticeboards. These spotlights are then usually followed up with an assembly.

Safety Spotlight - County Lines

Safety Spotlight - Radicalisation

Safety Spotlight - Child Exploitation 

Safety Spotlight - Child Exploitation - Signs Poster

Safety Spotlight - Child Exploitation - KS3 assembly, March 2024

Safety Spotlight - Child Exploitation - KS4 assembly, March 2024


E Safety


We ensure students receive crucial e Safety education to allow them to make best and safe use of technology. Equally, our role is to support parents in the development of their children and in their responsibility for their children.

How to report a concern

Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP)


Internet Watch Foundation

Internet watch foundation logo



Apps that can cause concern

Tik Tok

TikTok is a video-sharing app. Users can upload and share short videos of themselves lip-syncing to songs or acting out comedy sketches, and add special effects. They can gain followers (‘fans’) and browse other people’s videos. You may have heard of the app by its previous name: Everything that was on is now on TikTok. If your child previously had a account they will be able to access their content on TikTok. The age recommendation is 13 and above. However, you don’t have to prove your age when creating an account, so younger children can still use it easily. It’s most popular with under-16s. TikTok is free to download on Android and iOS devices (Apple phones and tablets). It carries ads and offers in-app purchases. It has about 150 million active users worldwide and is available in over 30 languages.


Snapchat is a multimedia messaging app. It can be a fun app when used carefully and with very clear ground rules. Apps like Snapchat serve as a reminder to parents that they need to be vigilant about their children's smartphone use and to monitor their activity to prevent problems like sexting, cyberbullying, cyberstalking etc

Safer Internet Day - 6 February 2024

The theme - Inspiring change? Making a difference, managing influence, and navigating change online. 

Safer Internet Day is a great opportunity to focus on online safety with your child, whatever their age. This year’s theme is all about change and influence online and the UK Safer Internet Centre has created a range of web pages to help you talk about these issues and ideas with your child, no matter how much time you have and in an age-appropriate way. 

Parents and carers - UK Safer Internet Centre 

In school all students have had an assembly helping them to reflect on how social media impacts their moods and their decisions. Most students have had a form lesson to discuss the areas of their life that are influenced by social media (TikTok, Instagram etc.). You could take this opportunity to discuss with your child their on-line activities and how social media can impact their decisions and views. 

Here is a list of tips on how to start the conversation of safe online behaviour with your child. 

Safer Internet Day 2024 tips

Safer Internet Day - 7 February 2023

The theme for this year is 'want to talk about it', encouraging students to share what they are doing on-line, particularly if they are concerned about something that they have seen.

Below are documents that will be shared with our students in form time.

Safer Internet Day 2023 Form Time

Anti-Bullying Week 13 - 17 November 2023

The Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA) coordinates Anti-Bullying Week each year. This year’s theme is 'Make a noise about bullying' and is taking place from the 13th to 17th of November.

This year’s theme aims to encourage young people to consider what bullying means to us, how banter can turn into something more hurtful, and what we can do to stop bullying, as well as empowering them to talk about it.

Loreto Grammar School is looking forward to celebrating this event with our students through an assembly in each Year (7 to 11) that will be followed up by activities and important discussions in Form Period. We join with schools across the country with our call to action this Anti- Bullying Week as we are asking all students to "Make a noise" about bullying and considering the impact of our actions on others. 

Below are links to resources that we used in school.

Anti-Bullying Week 2023: Make A Noise About Bullying (

Other useful websites

Think u Know

Think U Know

NSPCC - Keeping Children Safe Online





The DfE also recommends

  • Internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • Parent info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • Net-aware (support for parents and carers from the NSPCC)
  • Let’s Talk About It (support for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation)
  • UK Safer Internet Centre (tips, advice, guides)
  • Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support

GMP have signposted Vodafone offer advice for parents and have a Digital Parenting magazine available online and offer other great advice on their website

Trafford Authority have signposted particular advice regarding sexting

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