The vast majority
of students attend Gosford Hill School every day without fear for their safety.
Indeed, in recent parent surveys, the safety of their children is judged to be
very high. However, Gosford Hill recognises its responsibility for Safeguarding
and Child Protection and ensures that safeguarding and welfare of students is
promoted by focusing on:
- Staff recruitment and selection – ensuring
that all staff (including volunteers) have been appropriately checked for their
suitability through the CRB procedure.
- Raising awareness of child protection issues and equipping
children with the skills needed to keep them safe.
- Developing and implementing procedures for
identifying and reporting cases of concern. This may involve sharing
information with outside agencies.
- Supporting children in accordance
with his/her child protection plan.
- Establishing a safe and nurturing environment free from
discrimination or bullying where children can learn and develop happily.
- Preventing students from being drawn into extremism
or terrorism by staff at Gosford Hill School following the Oxfordshire Safeguarding
Children Board Procedures.
If a student has a
concern, they should speak to a member of staff (tutor, a teacher, a student
manager, a teaching assistant, a counsellor) who will then get advice from the
staff who oversee safeguarding (designated staff).
students can go directly to a designated member of staff.
The designated members of
staff at Gosford Hill are Mrs Driscoll and Mr O’Regan.
Please click here to download our Safeguarding Children / Child Protection policy