“It is understood that a person who is on record as an owner and director of Sparklebox Teacher Resources Limited (which appears to claim ownership of the SparkleBox web site and children’s learning materials) is a registered sex offender who has recently admitted a second offence, is currently on remand in prison and is awaiting sentence in January.
LGfL Trust has been unable to disclose information before now because to do so may have prejudiced police work and risked possible legal action, however this statement is issued subsequent to appropriate legal advice.
In the current circumstances the LGfL will continue to block sparklebox.co.uk, by default, unless and until satisfied that suitable safeguarding arrangements have been made.
LGfL connected schools have the ability, (at LA or school level), through LGfL URL filtering administration settings, either to accord with or to override the default LGfL policy in respect to a particular site. It is recommended that schools should only override any filter after due consideration of a website-specific school risk analysis and risk management plan.”