Message for Students
You may be aware of an explicit video involving a teenager and a child which has been shared far and wide on social media.
There is a police investigation into this matter which is ongoing and those people seen in the video are being supported by specialist police officers. A man has been arrested in connection with this investigation.
If you receive this video on Snapchat, via DM on Instagram, on Whatsapp or via any other social media, you should delete it immediately and tell a trusted adult – a teacher or your parents for example.
It’s really important that you understand that if you show this video to someone else or forward it on to other people, you could be committing a crime and we want to stop that happening. If you are worried about this, please talk to a trusted adult. You won’t be in trouble if you have made a genuine mistake.
If you know anything about this video or how it came to be shared, please speak to a trusted adult as this information could be important in the police investigation.
If you don’t feel comfortable speaking to anyone in person, you can call the police on 101 to report something or for additional guidance and support, you can call ChildLine on 0800 1111.
Further information for parents / carers /students – if you have queries or further information you may use the Thinkuknow website – https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk – which is run by the CEOP command of the National Crime Agency. CEOP works with police forces nationally to pursue and prosecute child sex offenders.
If you are told information which could assist the ongoing police investigation or are relates to immediate safeguarding issues, please call 101 with the details.
If your child or you wants to speak to a member of school staff concerning this matter then please contact the tutor or House Leader in the normal way. Alternatively, the school’s Designated School Leads [those staff who manage matters specifically connected with child protection] are Mrs Mitchell, Mr Berry, Mr Tyreman, Mrs Tew and Miss Page.
Thank you for your support.