Gateways is committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all children, and expects our staff to share this commitment. We comply with the latest version of Keeping Children Safe in Education and our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be found on our website. If you have any concerns about the pupils or our practice please contact Mrs Lesley Wood, Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Gateways Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and Procedures can be found here.

eSafety

Our children live in an electronic world and keeping them safe on-line is vitally important. Understanding the risks children may need to deal with is an important way to keep them safe. This leaflet, NSPCC share-aware parents guide has information on helping parents address this at home.

NSPCC have some great advice and help for parents. They suggest working as a TEAM.

Talk about staying safe

Explore their online presence together

Agree rules about what is ok and what is not

Manage parental controls

If you want to know more about particular apps your child is using you can find out on the NSPCC Net Aware website which has a search function that provides information about specific apps that your child might be using.

Leeds City Council have provided these information leaflets to help parents install parental controls at home:

Parental Guide – Apple

Parental Guide – Nintendo Switch

Parental Guide – WiiU

Parental guide – xbox family

Parental guide – xbox360

Parental guide – xboxone

Parental Guides – Nintendo3DS

Playstation – parental guide

Safeguarding in sport

Many children are involved in sports clubs and activities outside of school.  It’s important for you to check that any sports club or activity that your child attends has your child’s safety as its priority. Even if the club seems professional, there are questions that you should ask to make sure that they have all the necessary safeguarding measures in place.

This leaflet Safeguarding in Sport – Leeds provides further information.