- About Dot Com
- Ideology / core values / purpose
- Track record
The Dot Com resource is a recommended PSHSE resource supported by the Home Office. It is a ‘safeguarding tool’ to raise awareness and keep pupils safe from the dangers of abuse, sexual exploitation, radicalisation, FGM and extremism. It promotes children’s rights and fundamental British values. The programme will undoubtedly, help schools comply with the new Statutory guidance Keeping_children_safe_in_education and will give schools evidence that the children are being taught how to stay safe. The school can use this as part of their statutory risk assessment and as evidence for OFSTED that they are preparing children for life.
“The Dot Com programme is a universal safeguarding tool which helps every child and highlights those children who need a more targeted intervention.”Dwynwen Stepian, Head of Early Intervention and Family Support Croydon 2013.
High quality journals for the children
Lesson plans and classroom activities
Multi-media clips/short films
External speaker support/facilitation
4 series of age appropriate episodical films
2 series of film clips with supporting journals
Mini documentaries on issues which support the soap operas ie domestic violence, forced marriage, community cohesion, self-harm
A bespoke feature length film which looks at community cohesion, organised crime and radicalisation.
The resource was endorsed by Secretary of State for Education 2010 Created with National Children’s Bureau Advisers.
House of Commons WRITTEN EVIDENCE ROUNDTABLE
February 2017 -Gloucester healthy living & learning team ( GHLL ) Evaluation report of the Dot Com pilot-2
Oxford 2014 – Independent Evaluation by Citadel Policy & Communications Ltd. DotCom evaluation Oxford Aug14 (2)
2013: A report commissioned by the West Midlands Police on behalf of the Birmingham Community Safety Partnership to evaluate the effective use of the resource. Independent Evaluation by Citadel Policy & Communications Ltd. VVV evaluation Birmingham Sept13
Independent Evaluation by Citadel Policy & Communications Ltd. VVV evaluation Croydon Aug13-1
2011: How can we tell if we’ve made a difference? A report written to assist central and local government, funders and delivery agencies. how-can-we-tell-evaluation-final-version
2009: Evaluation by Dr. Cliff Davies & Dr. M. Suzanne Zeedyk Craigatin Psychological Services.
The core message that seems to be emerging from this work is that the children and young
people involved come to the conclusion that they are best able to keep themselves safe by
looking out for the safety of others. Building stronger relationships with others improves their
own sense of safety. And the programmes empower the children by giving them knowledge
about how they can actively create such environments and relationships – through actions
such as kindness, respect, and friendship. To read the full report click on the link below
Evaluation by civil servant volunteers in the Office of Fair Trading 2007
Evaluation 2005: National Children’s Bureau and evaluation October 2005. An evaluation which explored the impact of the programme on pupils and teachers.
Evaluation 2003/4: Cabinet Office Pathways Project, an evaluation by civil servants on the ‘top management ‘programme. Each school had been using the resource for a minimum of 3 months and 100 schools were contacted.
Craig Durham CHAIR
Craig is presently Managing Director at SecurePlay Ltd as well as Commercial Director at Serendipity EMS. He has worked for IBM and NVT. Craig was introduced to the charity by Dominic O’Reilly. SecurePlay is about sourcing revenue and realises the importance of data in maximising money generation efforts. Craig and his team have created a unique, fully customizable and cost-effective software package which is a game of skill and can be used to raise funds for the benefit of small organizations such as football clubs and charities.
Malcolm is a long term friend of Jo Adams – Success Dynamic. A chance meeting at Jo’s Office has lead to Malcolm becoming a trustee and introducing us to some wealthy individuals. Professionally Malcolm is a personal tax advisor and runs his own business from my home address as above and have done so for the last 22 years. I specialise in foreign nationals living and working in the UK and, in particular, US citizens as I am qualified to prepare US tax declarations. He is the deputy chairman of the Association of Independent Expatriate Tax Practitioners (“AIETP”) which is an organisation of around 75 members formed to be a representative body with both US and UK tax authorities. I sit, on behalf of AIETP, on the High Net Worth Unit of HMRC as many of my clients are wealthy senior management or entrepreneurs.
Ron started working with British Rail as a signalling and telecommunications engineer, I left BR to start my own specialist electrical contractor’s business. I opened cafe bar restaurants in Glasgow, Dundee & St Andrews. I started a home improvements busines, this was bought out by the Breaburn group. I built a mobile phone business that became the 2nd largest independent network provider in the Scotland. I invested in an inovative Internet & Email filter that was designed to protect school children online. The filters were also used by Grampian police and the NHS in Glasgow. Sixteen years ago along with some family members we purchased 50% of Ayr Racecourse, which was Scotland’s only Premier Racecourse. The old members clubhouse was extended and converted to a 4 star hotel. I identified massive ticket fraud, this led to us developing a management system and anti fraud ticketing solution. The product is currently used by 54% of all UK horse races, as well as some Greyhound tracks and football clubs.
Marc is the CEO of Silxo Ltd. This is a niche consultancy specialising in the CTO area enabling businesses to get the most from their investment in Technology and related products. Among Marc’s customers are Fujitsu, Dell, A J Gallaghers, BP and UK Government, as well as a number of early stage tech start-ups. Prior to creating Silxo, Marc was Global CTO at both Fujitsu and CSC. Marc is acknowledged leader in service transformation, product development and management change.
Bob is the UK, Ireland and Iceland Country Manager – Forever Living. Bob was introduced to the charity by his good friend David Lilley and over the past 3 years, Bob and his wife Nicola have attended a number of charity events and have been major supporters of the charity. Forever has been involved with Dot Com Children’s Foundation for about two years, but as time has passed, our partnership with the charity has evolved. In February 2016 (at the Success Express event in London) we introduced Dot Com to the wider Forever family, and since then our partnership has continued to grow.
An overview of Dot Com
Press pack information for Dot Com launch
TRAINING: Powerpoint presentation slides -see below
Letter of support from Head Teacher
Letter from Prime Minister
In May 2013 Ofsted detailed in their recent report ‘Not yet good enough: personal, social, health and economic education in schools’ that – ‘In just under half of the schools, pupils learnt how to keep themselves safe in a variety of situations, but not all had practised negotiating risky situations …’ Dorothy.Com certainly met this finding. Have a go, you’ll be hooked. Hazel Pulley Headteacher & Ofsted Inspector Parkfield Community School.
The programme is implemented in;
PPA – Planning, Preparation and Assessment time
Religious Education SMSC
Teaching of British Values
CROSS CURRICULAR ie Art, literacy, ICT
Case study Birmingham primary school Case study – Paget Primary School Paget Primary School – Teachers feedback from Dorothy Dot Com case study (1)
The programme has been extended to parent sessions Slade School – FVJ Parent sessions (Evaluation and feedback)
Nelson Mandela said of Dot Com, “if we were all imbued with the same spirit of caring , the world would be a safer place for children”.
The charity has hosted a number of prestigious events with support from our patron Kristina Rhianoff