Safeguarding

Welcome to the Georgian Gardens Safeguarding Padlet!
 
Here you will find a wide range of information about safeguarding and child protection as well as resources and useful links for parents.
 
'Pupils are very happy at school.  They enjoy their lessons and feel that everyone is included and treated fairly.  Pupils feel safe.  They understand and follow the school rules of ready, respectful, safe.   They are confident that school staff would always listen to any worires they had and get them any help they needed'    Ofsted, March 2022
 
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What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding means:

  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
  • preventing harm to children’s health or development
  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.

If you are worried about the safety of a child

Who do I contact if I have a Safeguarding concern about a child at Georgian Gardens?
 
Designated Member of Staff for Safeguarding: Mrs Claire Lewis, Assistant Headteacher Inclusion/SENCO
 
Deputy Designated Member of Staff for Safeguarding: Miss Amie Bowers, Headteacher
 
Georgian Gardens also has a Safeguarding Team who can respond to concerns and give advice:
 
Ms Claire Lewry, Family Support Manager
Mrs Paula Trahern, Assistant Headteacher, Teaching, Learning and Assessment 
Mrs Rebecca Stables, School Business Manager (Safer Recruiting)
Ms Gina Watts, Learning and Behaviour Mentor and designated emotional well-being lead
Mr Ben Alcorn, Class Teacher and Online Safety Lead
 

Who else can I contact?

If you think a child or young person is at IMMEDIATE risk, you should treat this as an emergency and call 999 to report your concerns to the Police.

If you think a child is being abused or neglected please contact the Integrated Front Door (MASH (Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub) and Early Help). You can contact the IFD during office hours on the details below:

Tel: 01403 229 900

Email: WSChildrenservices@westsussex.gov.uk

The out of office hours (5pm – 8am weekdays) and 24-hour emergency number on weekends and bank holidays is 0330 222 6664 or email WSChildrenservices@westsussex.gov.uk ensuring that you put in the subject box: ALERT FOR EDT

When you contact the IFD please give as much information as possible about the child you are concerned about. This will help the IFD decide the best way to respond to your concern. The information you give will be kept confidential. You can remain anonymous but it is helpful if you can give your name and details.

NSPCC whistle-blowing helpline - 0800 028 0285