At Gipsey Bridge Academy we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and all staff and volunteers have undergone an enhanced DBS check.
Staff are trained to recognise potential Child Protection issues and report to the named person at school, who has received enhanced training. Mr Andrew Clarke is our designated safeguard lead (DSL) and Mrs Juli Coney is the deputy safeguarding lead. Outside agencies are approached for assistance and support when appropriate.
Our Safeguarding Governor, Mrs H Gatens, is responsible for monitoring all safeguarding procedures and reporting back to the Trustees.
We follow up all incidences of bullying reported to us in line with our Anti Bullying policy.
For more information, please follow the link to the Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Board:-
Other useful websites include:-
Prevent duty and British values
From 1 July 2015 the Prevent duty became law. This is a duty on all schools to have due regard to preventing people being drawn into terrorism. In order to protect our children, staff have ha training on how to become aware of any reason for concern in a child’s life at home or elsewhere. This includes awareness of the expression of extremist views.
British values are a set of four values introduced to help keep children safe and promote their welfare.
As of December 2019 we have become an Operation Encompass School, becoming part of a national scheme which runs jointly between all schools and the police.
Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has experienced, any domestic abuse.
Operation Encompass will ensure that a member of the school's staff – the Designated Safeguarding Lead, is trained to allow them to liaise with the police and to use the information that has been shared, in confidence, while ensuring that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have recently experienced a domestic abuse incident.
We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved.
This information shared with the school is already covered in the schools’ existing privacy notice. For further information in relation to how personal data in relation to yourself and your child(ren) is processed, please refer to Lincolnshire Police’s privacy notice which can be found on their website here: https://www.lincs.police.uk/resource-library/data-protection/privacy-notice/