Digital Safeguarding

Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. We pride ourselves on ensuring that all students are able to learn in an environment which is both safe and supportive, whilst recognising the individual needs of all our students.

The Academy’s digital safeguarding lead is Mrs K Prentice. Children and adults are able to report any online safety concerns by email at [email protected]

Reporting Harmful Content

Children and adults can take direct action to report harmful content online, by clicking on the RHC button below:

Reports can be made 24/7 through the online reporting forms and helpline practitioners will review and respond to reports within 72 hours, between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday.

The helpline works to remove 8 different types of online harmful content:

  • Bullying and harassment,
  • Impersonation
  • Online abuse
  • Pornography
  • Self-harm or suicide content
  • Threats
  • Unwanted sexual advances
  • Violent content

CEOP  (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre)

CEOP is a law enforcement agency and is there to help keep children and young people safe from sexual abuse and grooming online

CEOP is unable to respond to reports about bullying, fake accounts or account hacking.

This is for children 16 and under or concerned adults.

Please click below to access CEOP:

If you or any of your friends are concerned about images being shared or become aware of a photo you can also report your concerns to the DSL in school. You can also talk to any other member of the safeguarding team including your Head of Year and pastoral support.

Report Remove is here to help young people under 18 in the UK to confidentially report sexual images and videos of themselves and remove them from the internet.

NSPCC Report Remove Campaign

SHARP (School Help Advice Reporting Page) system for OSCA. We are your Safeguarding Team and we are so excited to be part of this support network for the academy and to help with any problems you may have in or out of school.

The SHARP system allows you to make an anonymous report (i.e. you don’t have to leave your details if you don’t want to) about anything that is troubling you. This can be personal, for example, you may be having difficulties with schoolwork, friendships or your mental well being. The SHARP system can also be used for you to share a concern  for someone else .

More Information can be found by clicking the link below

The SHARP System