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 on our policies page – http://www.gatewaysschool.co.uk/policies/
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.
Explore their online presence together
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:
Below are some other useful links for parents and carers:
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.
Safeguarding in social situations
West Yorkshire Police and Leeds Safeguarding Children Partnership are warning young people to be wary of invites to free parties from people who they know little about. This can be a tactic used by perpetrators of child sexual exploitation to lure children to parties through social media and word of mouth. Parents and guardians should ensure you know enough about the places your children are going to and encourage them to keep themselves safe.
More information about the campaign is available at: www.westyorkshire.police.uk/party