Bishop Rawstorne Church of England Academy

Advice & Support

Online Child Abuse

Online Child Abuse is a continuing issue both nationally and locally. Lancashire Constabulary has a dedicated Online Child Abuse Investigation Team (OCAIT) at Police Headquarters, Hutton, Lancashire. Each force has a Victim ID Officer and their role within the force is to identify and safeguard victims of online child abuse. A victim is any child under 18 who has sent an indecent image of themselves, and once sent to another person the child is deemed to have lost control of that image.

Guidance for Parents - Sexting

More information about this topic is available to view or download here.
For more general guidance on staying safe online please follow this link to the Lancashire Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB)

For a helpful guide to safer use of 'smartphones' follow this link..


This section of our website holds parent information for these related subjects:

School help and advice can be given by the Senior Leadership Team and the Safeguarding Officers.  Please do not keep any issues/problems you may have to yourself, we can find the right person to help you.

If you have any concerns in school (including issues of bullying), that you don’t feel you are able to share with your individual teachers, please use the Concerns postbox in Beaumonts. Drop a note into this box with a brief outline of your concern and your name so that we can follow it up with you.

The links included below are to sites with useful further information for those looking to find out more about aspects of this area. Childnet International, who run the chatdanger website, is not responsible for the content of the links below.

Bereavement Support

Winston’s Wish
Helpline 08452 03 04 05

Child Bereavement UK
Helpline 0800 02 888 40

CRUSE Bereavement Care

Hope Again


Childhood Bereavement Network
0207 843 6309


Telephone helplines for children

Childline – 0800 1111, a free 24 hour helpline for children in the UK,

To report to police

The Virtual Global Taskforce, receives reports online just click the ‘Report Abuse’ option on the home page and follow the instructions.

In the UK, to report suspicious behaviour online towards a child, you can report directly to the police at

Stonewall Educational Resources

Stonewall's Education For All campaign, launched in January 2005, helps tackle homophobia and homophobic bullying in schools and works with a wide coalition of groups. In addition, Stonewall promotes new research on issues such as hate crime, lesbian health and homophobic bullying in schools.

Bishop Rawstorne actively promotes a positive and inclusive environment for everyone celebrating difference and diversity in everyday school life. As a school community, we endeavour to promote the safety and wellbeing of all young people in our care. This includes lesbian, gay and bisexual pupils and those who experience homophobic bullying.

To find out more follow this link