Safeguarding our children is at the heart of all we do at St Gregory’s. We are constantly reviewing and evaluating our systems to ensure that every aspect of safeguarding is as good as it can be at our school.
Mrs Field is our Safeguarding lead and Mrs Barge our Deputy Safeguarding lead. They regularly attend updates with Dorset Safeguarding board and Mrs Field has attended the Dorset Safeguarding conference 2018. She is Level 3 Safeguarding trained. At any time, either of these members of staff are happy to discuss any concerns or questions you may have.
Mrs Field works closely with our Safeguarding Governor Mrs Kate Hoare. Each year the Local Authority Safeguarding Audit is completed, which forms an action plan moving forward.
We have worked closely with the Police Community team and have run sessions for parents around internet safety for children. We also have Internet safety days in school, to help all our children become aware of online safety.
COVID-19: Throughout this very difficult time the safety and wellbeing of all our children and their families has been paramount. We are so pleased that the school is now open to everyone and not just our key worker or specific year groups. During the Autumn term Mrs Field / Mrs Barge and all staff at St Gregory’s will be monitoring our children and ensuring that any concerns are dealt with promptly and appropriate action taken.
Internally we are now working with a new system called ‘My Concern’ which allows all staff to file a concern direct to the DSL / DDSL online.
The following link contains information about updated Safeguarding at St Gregory’s and websites which highlight safeguarding at the forefront.
Autumn 2020: Please see below our Child Protection policy which has been updated to link in with the new KCSIE document September 2020 and also contains a Covid-19 appendix.
Autumn 2019 – September 2019 Schools CP Policy DF This policy has been updated to cover COVID-19
Please see The ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ document which has been updated by the Government – click on link below to view this
All staff are PREVENT trained and have up to date Safeguarding training.
Kidsmart – http://www.kidsmart.org.uk
Online activities and resources
Thinkuknow – https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk
If you are 5, 6 or 7, there is help for you to go on the internet in a safe way and know who to talk to if you are worried.
If you are 8, 9 or 10 you can find out what is good, look at what’s not and find ways to get yourself out of bad situations.
If you are a parent you can find practical tips and simple guidance to keep your children safe
Childnet – https://www.childnet.com
Top tips, games and internet safety information to help young people get the very best out of the internet and stay safe online
Practical advice for parents to help support children and young people in their safe and responsible use of the internet.
New technologies have become integral to the lives of children and young people in today’s society, both within schools and in their lives outside school.
The internet and other digital and information technologies are powerful tools, which open up new opportunities for everyone. Electronic communication helps teachers and pupils learn from each other.
These technologies can stimulate discussion, promote creativity and increase awareness of context to promote effective learning. Children and young people should have an entitlement to safe internet access at all times.
This page has links to e-safety websites that have lots of information about staying safe on the internet for children, parents and all of St Gregory’s community.