We regard the safeguarding of children as our main priority. We believe that we all have the right to be happy, to be safe and to learn. We all have the responsibility to make this happen.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Nicola Walker (our Head Teacher)
The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Laura Toor (our Deputy Head Teacher)
Mrs Janet Ormerod is Gisburn Road School's Learning Mentor
A Governor responsible for safeguarding is Ms Caron Longden (the Vice-Chair of the Governing Board)
Another Governor responsible for safeguarding is Mr Shaun Nixon (Co-opted member of the Governing Board).
There are three main elements to our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy:
Creating a positive school atmosphere, teaching and pastoral support to pupils where children have opportunities to have a voice and that their wishes and feelings are listened to and taken into account.
By following agreed procedures, ensuring staff are trained to recognise possible signs and symptoms of abuse and are trained and supported to respond appropriately and sensitively to child protection concerns.
To pupils and school staff and to children who may have been abused.
The policies cover all areas of school life and include:
- Staff & Visitors
ensuring they are vetted, informed and trained.
- Children’s Behaviour
promoting safer and happier behaviours and lifestyles.
- Parents and Carers
promoting links and supporting families.
keeping them safe, pleasant and fit for purpose.
providing positive learning experiences.
- Outside School
ensuring safer activities and environments outside school.
For further information please find our Safeguarding Policy and a child friendly Safeguarding Policy:
We follow strict procedures to ensure that everyone who works with our children is vetted, keeping our children as safe as possible. Ongoing checks and ‘whistle-blowing’ are in line with current policy.
- Staff are trained in child protection issues and they are aware of the procedures to follow.
- Staff are encouraged to be vigilant in order to maintain the safety of our children.
- All Staff & Volunteers have read the document ‘KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE IN EDUCATION 2018’ Part 1
All staff have an up-to-date understanding of safeguarding children issues and are able to implement the safeguarding children policy and procedure appropriately. Policies are in line with current guidance and procedures.
Staff are able to respond appropriately to any:
- significant changes in children’s behaviour;
- deterioration in their general well-being;
- unexplained bruising, marks or signs of possible abuse;
- signs of neglect;
- comments children make which give cause for concern.
All staff are aware of the need to maintain privacy and confidentiality.
CEOP: The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command
Has someone done something online that has made you or a child or young person you know, feel worried or unsafe?
Make a report to one of CEOP's experienced Child Protection Advisors:
Social Media and Electronic Communication Policy
- Legal framework
- Related policies
- Principles – be professional, responsible and respectful
- Personal use of social media
- Using social media on behalf of Gisburn Road Community Primary School
- Monitoring of internet use
- Breaches of policy
- Appendix A: Requirements for creating social media sites on behalf of Gisburn Road Community Primary School
- Appendix B: Social Media Site Creation Approval Form
Digital Safety Policy
- Vision for Digital Safety
- The role of the Digital Safety Champion
- Policies and practices
- Security and data management
- Use of mobile devices
- Use of digital media
- Communication technologies
- Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)
- Dealing with incidents
- Infrastructure and technology
- Education and Training
- eSafety across the curriculum
- eSafety -Raising staff awareness
- eSafety - Raising parents/carers awareness
- eSafety - Raising Governors’ awareness
- Standards and inspection
Acceptable Use Policy for staff and visitors
Digital Safety: Acceptable Use Policy for staff and visitors to Gisburn Road Community Primary School
- Access and professional use
- Data protection and system security
- Personal use
Acceptable Use Policy for parents and pupils
Digital Safety: Acceptable Use Policy for pupils and parents
- Parents Code of Conduct
- Use of Photographic Images/Videos
- Use of the internet and ICT systems in school
- Permission Slips
- Pupil Acceptable Use Policy Agreement