Safeguarding

Should you have any safeguarding concerns about your family’s wellbeing or the safety or welfare of another child at our school we encourage you to phone us. We are here to help without judgement, whenever and whatever is needed. If we can not help directly we can signpost you to partner agencies.

The first step in any problem is to talk, so if you are worried, contact us by email or phone 01304 206847 and ask for:

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL): Head Teacher Mrs Day headteacher@guston.kent.sch.uk

Deputy DSL: Mrs Tee, Mr Wells

Governor with safeguarding responsibility: Michael Brazier

 

If you have concerns and it is after the school working day has closed you may also phone:

Integrated Front Door on 03000 4111111 or the Police on 999

(outside office hours 03000 419191)

 

In addition the school develops its practice and policy in accordance with the principles of the Childrens Act 1989 and 2004 and related guidance, including:

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020

Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 (WTSC)

Ofsted guidance ‘Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills’ (2019)

Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and their Families (2000)

Kent and Medway Safeguarding Children Procedures (Online, adapted 2020)

Early Years and Foundation Stage Framework 2017 (EYFS)

 

During the Covid-19 outbreak your children are using the internet more to support their learning and occupy their time indoors. Please visit the ThinkuKnow site for age specific advice and help. Click below

Online Safety at Home Resources

 

Our policy pages have details of a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including:

Child Protection Policy

Behaviour for LearningPolicy

Attendance Policy

Management of Allegations against Staff Policy

On-Line Safeguarding Policy

Acceptable Use Policies

Inclusion Policy

Medical Care Policy

Personal and Intimate Care policy

Safer Recruitment Policy

Health and Safety Policy

 

Ethos

Guston Church of England Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff, volunteers, parents and children to share this committment.

 

 

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