Safeguarding

safeguarding during national school closures

If you have an urgent concern about the safety or welfare of your child, or someone else's, during the current school closure, please contact Customer First immediately via https://cypportal.suffolk.gov.uk/web/portal/pages/home. If your concern is not urgent but you would like to speak to a member of school staff, please contact the school DSL team at dslteam@gusfordprimary.net and we will respond as soon as possible.

If you think you may need help feeding your family during the closure, please contact Suffolk FIND for advice regarding food parcels.

https://www.findipswich.org.uk/contact

If you are concerned for your child's mental health and wellbeing during this period, please visit the Emotional Wellbeing Gateway via the link below.

https://infolink.suffolk.gov.uk/kb5/suffolk/infolink/infolink.page?infolinkchannel=2-1-1

Remember that it is vital that all of us, children and adults, are following social-distancing guidelines at this time. Please ensure that your child is at home with you or with a safe and trusted adult. We realise that many children will be staying in touch with their friends via online gaming, messaging and social media sites. Please be mindful of the potential dangers online and ensure that you are continually checking and monitoring your child's internet usage.

safeguarding

Gusford is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children. We have thorough safeguarding policies and a safer recruitment policy. If you have any concerns regarding the welfare of a child at Gusford please contact one of our designated safeguarding leads (DSLs):

Mrs Holmes - Assistant Headteacher (Lead DSL)

Mrs Wright or Mrs Mann - Family Engagement Team members

Mrs C Claydon - Headteacher

Mrs Cagney - Deputy Headteacher

Mrs Wake - Assistant Headteacher

Mrs Hughes - Acting Assistant Headteacher

They can be contacted by phoning the school on 01473 682148.

SAFEGUARDING & CHILD PROTECTION POLICIES