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Safeguarding

Please see above who to contact should you have a Safeguarding Query

Safeguarding Statement of Intent for Gosberton House Academy

Gosberton House Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. We recognise our responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all our pupils by protecting them from physical, sexual or emotional abuse, neglect and bullying. Every pupil should be able to participate in all academy activities in an enjoyable and safe environment and be protected from harm. This is the responsibility of every adult employed by or invited to deliver services at or to the academy. In line with statutory requirements, we have a Designated Safeguarding Lead and a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, as well as a governor who has responsibility for safeguarding. Their details can be found below. Gosberton House Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people through rigorous application of Safer Recruitment processes. All applications for staff positions in the academy are thoroughly vetted in accordance with policy. DBS checks are undertaken for all staff and for volunteers who work on a regular basis in the academy. 

O2

02 have partnered with the NSPCC to offer guidance to teachers, parents & children on how to stay safe and make the most out of their technology.They offer free safeguarding courses for parents and tech guides for the children via our 02 Guru community events.They have also partnered with parental control App Qustodio (www.qustodio.com) to offer parents peace of mind if their children are using our products, with their innovative service free to customers who have 2 plus accounts with us. Further information on our NSPCC partnership can be found at https://www.02.co.uk/help/nspcc

CEOP

Helps keep children & young people safe from sexual abuse and grooming online. We help thousands of children and young people every year, as well as their parents and carers who have been in a similar situation to you. We are here to help and give you advice, and you can make a report directly to us if something has happened to your child online which has made either you or your child feel unsafe, scared or worried. This might be from someone they know in real life, or someone they have only ever met online. https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

ThinkUKnow

ThinkUKnow is the education programme of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre aimed at young people, and encourages Internet safety.It is based around three key themes: 

  • How to have fun
  • How to stay in control (or how to take control )
  • How to report a problem

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

NSPCC:

Useful Links

https://www.tigermobiles.com/2015/05/how-to-protect-your-children-on-their-smartphone/ - Advice on Safe Smartphone Use