Safeguarding at Gordon Primary School
Gordon Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children. We expect all staff, parents, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment and understand that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.
What is Safeguarding?
Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018) defines Safeguarding as promoting the welfare of children, as follows:
- protecting children from maltreatment
- preventing impairment of children’s mental and physical health or development
- ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
- taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
What We Do
The safety and wellbeing of all children is the central priority in everything we do at Gordon. We are completely committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school. All concerns are passed through trained, designated members of staff, responsible for safeguarding and child protection.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy which can be viewed in the policies section of our website.
Sometimes, we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies, when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Miss Naidoo (Head Teacher). Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mrs Kambo and Mrs Bhesania (Deputy Head Teachers). The Governor with responsibility for safeguarding within our school is Mrs H. Sansoa.
Out-of-hours contact information
If you have a concern about the welfare or safety of a child, you should contact the Redbridge Emergency Duty Team (EDT) via their out-of-hours service
Tel: 020 8708 5897 (after 5pm and at weekends)
The NSPCC is the country’s leading children charity and has been supporting children for over 130 years. Their website contains a wealth of additional advice and guidance:
If you are under 18, you can contact Childline on 0800 1111.