Safeguarding - for Parents and Carers

The Designated Safeguarding Leader at this school is the Deputy Principal, Mr M Warwick. The Principal (Mrs S Dunne), Assistant Principal (Mrs D Bullen), Mrs J Browne and Mrs C Cooper are also fully trained Deputy Safeguarding Leaders. Please report any concerns directly to one of these members of staff.


Mr Warwick
         Designated Safeguarding Lead

       
         
Mrs Dunne              Mrs Bullen              Mrs Browne            Mrs Cooper
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads


All staff who deal with children have a very clear duty to report any concern they may have about any child’s well-being.  There are well-established national procedures for dealing with such a situation.  All staff, governors and visiting instructors have been cleared by the Disclosure and Barring Service as having no record which would prevent them from working with children.  If a child is subject to a court order, then parents or carers must make that known to the Principal.

To contact the school about a safeguarding or child protection concern, please use the email address dsl@gossopsgreen.org.uk

Should you be unable to report concerns to the DSL team at school, you can contact West Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership:
through the Integrated Front Door on 01403 229900
or by email on WSChildrenServices@westsussex.gov.uk

Further Information for Parents and Carers

West Sussex SCP

If you are concerned about a child or adult outside of school, you can report these via the West Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership – click on the logo above to be taken to their website. The website also contains a lot of information about types of abuse and exploitation. 

Parentzone

Parentzone specialise in information on all the latest websites, apps and digital trends. Their parent guides provide lots of useful information regarding individual games and platforms, helping parents to make the right choices for their child. Click on the logo above for more information. 

Safe in Sussex

Safe in Sussex is a registered charity providing help and support for people affected by domestic abuse in West Sussex.  They are committed to preventing domestic abuse and providing education and training on how to spot the signs of domestic abuse and promoting healthy relationships. Please click on the logo above to see more. 

NSPCC


The NSPCC website provides parent-friendly advice on how to keep your children safe. Their PANTS resources provide a simple way to talk to your child about staying safe from sexual abuse, with the help of the NSPCC friendly dinosaur Pantosaurus.

Anti-Bullying

We have a no-tolerance approach to bullying in school so, if you are concerned about bullying, please speak to us.  However, if you would like more information, click on any of the logos above to be taken to the relevant website.

Disrespect Nobody

Disrespect Nobody provides information and advice about relationship abuse. Please click on the logo above to be taken to their website. 

Reporting Concerns

CEOP

If you are worried about online sexual abuse or the way that someone has been communicating with you or your child online, then you can make a report to one of CEOP’s Child Protection Advisors by clicking on the logo above. 

Prevent 


Preventing radicalisation and violent extremism involves safeguarding vulnerable individuals from being radicalised into extremist behaviour and attitudes. Anyone from any area, ethnic group, socio-economic background, age group, gender can be in a vulnerable place for a variety of reasons and so be susceptible to radicalisation.  Anyone can quickly and anonymously report online material promoting terrorism or extremism through the web  page found by clicking on the logo above. Alternatively, you can report crime and incidents online at www.sussex.police.uk/reportonline

Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass is a police and education early information sharing partnership, enabling schools to offer immediate support for children and young people experiencing domestic abuse. Please click on the logo above for more information.