Esafety & Safeguarding

E-Safety

The internet is amazing. Children can play, learn, create and connect – opening up a whole world of exciting possibilities. But with the digital world changing all the time, how can you make sure your child’s staying safe?

We do lots of work in school around internet safety, the school has a monitoring and filtering system in place to ensure that the children cannot access any inappropriate material. Their internet usage is monitored closely and any attempts to access  inappropriate sites are reported to us immediately.  t

The NSPCC has some useful information and guidance for parents around keeping children safe online, please do have a look. If you have any queries around keeping your child safe then please contact the school office.

Safeguarding

Giffards is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for children, staff and visitors and promoting a climate where children and adults will feel confident about sharing any concerns which they may have about their own safety or the well-being of others. We aim to safeguard and promote the welfare of children by protecting them from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in our school is the responsibility of the whole school community. All adults working in this school (including visiting staff, volunteers and students on placement) are required to report instances of actual or suspected child abuse or neglect to the Designated Safeguarding Lead who is a member of the school’s leadership team.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead is: Mrs N Haslam-Davis

The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are: Mrs V Teager and Mr S Feather

The Designated Safeguarding Lead is also the first point of contact for external agencies that are pursuing Child Protection investigations and co-ordinates the school’s representation at CP conferences and Core Group meetings (including the submission of written reports for conferences).