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Safer Schools App Launched

19th May 2020

Safer Schools App Launched

A new safeguarding app will now be available to teachers as well as parents and carers in Northern Ireland.

The Safer Schools app has been offered to the Department by the iNEQE Safeguarding Group’, run by Jim Gamble

Parents and carers will be able access advice on information on social media platforms popular with their children and their friends. School staff will have access to a range of resources as well as up-to-date safeguarding information.

Read more from the Department of Education website regarding this app.


Letter from Mr Peter Weir to schools   


Following the recent launch of the Department of Education’s app on the Safer Schools platform, provided by iNEQE Safeguarding Group on a trial basis during this COVID-19 crisis, I am today launching the children and young people’s version of this app. 

The app, downloaded on either the App Store or Google Play, can be accessed by children and young people at both primary and post primary level – please note the post primary app has been split into three versions depending on the age of the young person to ensure the content is relevant to them. I would also encourage those staff members and parents who have not yet downloaded their version of the app to do so as the support provided, particularly during this difficult Covid-19 period, is invaluable.
As before I have issued instructions for accessing each of the apps depending on the stage the child/young person is at.