We believe that safeguarding is the most important job we do as a school and seek to not only react and intervene promptly when concerns arise but also to proactively teach our pupils the skills and knowledge they need to keep themselves safe. This belief and these practices are fundamental to our provision.
As parents and carers, you can help us in a number of ways:
- Ensure absence or lateness is reported promptly
- Notify the office if there is a change to address or emergency contact details
- Ensure we know the arrangements for pupil collection in advance
- Only seek entrance to the school through the main reception and sign in
- Ensure no hazardous objects or materials are brought to school
- Encourage healthy eating
- Ensure the school knows any medical conditions affecting your child and that any required medicines are provided and named
- Keep an open communication with the school if there are any matters affecting your child
- Be vigilant and report concerns to the school
Our designated safeguarding leads can be contacted at DSL@stgabrielscofeacademy.org should you have any safeguarding concerns to report.
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The Houlton Church of England Multi Academy Trust is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the pupils and staff within its schools and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
The Trust expects that everyone working within the academy trust will create an environment in which all children and adults have an equal right to protection regardless of gender, religion, ethnicity, sexual identity or culture.
The Trust requires members of the school community to maintain an open mind and an attitude of ‘It could happen here’ where safeguarding is concerned. When concerned about the welfare of a child, practitioners should always act in the interests of the child.
The Trust expects that all adults within the academy community are aware that they have an equal responsibility to act on any suspicion or disclosure that may suggest a child is at risk of harm at home, in the community or in the academy. Anybody can make a referral and reporting procedures are well-established in the academy to ensure information is shared with the key safeguarding and child protection staff as soon as possible.
The Trust expects that each academy will follow the guidance provided by their Local Safeguarding Children Board and Local Authority children’s services departments.