Safeguarding and Safety
'Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility.' Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all practitioners should make sure their approach is child-centred. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child. (Keeping Children Safe in Education, September 2020)
Gawsworth Primary School is passionate about and committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and visitors to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school. All concerns are passed to trained Designated Safeguarding Leads in our school, in compliance with the sharing of information guidance.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead for Child Protection is Mr Shaw.
He is supported by the school Deputy Safeguarding lead, Mrs Morris and our Safeguarding governor, Mrs Blackwell.
Our Designated Lead for Looked After Children is Mr Shaw.
If you have any serious concerns about your child or any other pupil at Gawsworth Primary School, please do not hesitate to contact one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads in school who will know who to contact for the best advice and help and are experienced in using the appropriate degree of confidentiality.
Important external contact numbers for safeguarding are as follow
The Cheshire East Consultation Service (ChECS) is the ‘front door’ for access to services, support and advice for children and their families, from early help and support through to safeguarding and child protection.
Phone ChECS on 0300 123 5012 (option 3) Callers will be directed to the appropriate team and relevant personnel more quickly via a range of automated options.
If you need to contact someone out of hours and you believe it to be an emergency that can't wait, please call the Emergency Duty Team on 0300 123 5022.
Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) - 01270 685904/ 01606 288931
NSPCC - 0808 800 500
All visitors not known to us will be asked for proof of identification and if they have a current DBS.
All parent helpers and governors are required to have a DBS check before helping in school.
No parent helper or trainee has unsupervised access to children.
The internet is such a fun resource for everyone but we have to be constantly aware of the added risks that this can introduce into our daily lives. Gawsworth School is constantly on the alert to prevent access to unsuitable material and contacts; and mis-use of the internet . We continually emphasise the need for pupils to follow our strict rules for use of the internet - a copy of which can be accessed by clicking on the file at the bottom of the page. For further information on 'E-Safety' please click on the picture links below.