Glossopdale School

Safeguarding

Safeguarding Statement of Intent

 

At Glossopdale School and Sixth Form, we create a safe environment for all of our children and young people through robust safeguarding practices. Safeguarding is the responsibility of all staff, governors and volunteers; we ensure that all staff are regularly trained, know how to respond to concerns, and keep-up-to-date with evolving policy and practice. Safeguarding underpins every practice and procedure in operation at Glossopdale School and Sixth Form. School staff, governors and volunteers are in a position of trust and we will endeavour to put the child / young person first and protect them from harm, as well as addressing the needs of our local community.

 

Staff

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL): - Mary Skillings - Assistant Headteacher (Behaviour, Attendance & Welfare)
  • Deputy DSL: Pete Clark - Deputy Headteacher
  • Other DSL trained staff: Debbie McGloin - Headteacher, Becki Taylor - Family Support Service Manager, Kayleigh Welch - Family Support Worker, Laura Johnson – Family Support Worker
  • Safeguarding Governor: Heidi Page

 

Contacts

If you have any safeguarding concerns relating to your child or any other student(s) at Glossopdale School, please use the following email address: safeguarding@glossopdale.school or contact school and ask to speak to Mary Skillings.

Students are able to email any concerns that they have to studentsafeguarding@glossopdale.school Students are encouraged to speak to a trusted adult such as their Form Tutor, Year Manager, Year Leader or member of our Family Support team if they have any worries or concerns.

Useful Websites

EduSafe covers the following topics for parents and carers so that they are fully informed of how best to support their child -Mental Wellbeing, Substance Misuse, Bereavement and Loss Awareness, Food Hygiene and Safety, Understanding Low Mood and Depression, Understanding Self-Harm, Understanding Anxiety, Changing Bodies, Healthy Lifestyles

https://www.educare.co.uk/edusafe-pc

Online Safety

The following websites provide advice about how to stay safe online and information about the best online learning apps

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/globalassets/thinkuknow/documents/thinkuknow/parents/pdf/thinkuknow-parents-helpsheet-secondary.pdf 

https://www.vodafone.co.uk/mobile/digital-parenting  

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk 

https://www.internetmatters.org 

https://www.lgfl.net/online-safety https://www.net-aware.org.uk 

Online Safety, Social Media, ‘sexting’, sexual abuse and sexual harassment advice

Support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including social media and ‘sexting’ advice and information about sexual abuse and sexual harassment in schools (how a parent or carer should respond)

https://parentinfo.org 

https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/2011-sexting.html

https://parentzone.org.uk/article/sexual-abuse-schools-how-should-parents-respond

https://www.safeline.org.uk/abuse-or-banter-sexual-harassment-and-abuse-at-school/