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Safeguarding & Online Safety

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils is of the utmost importance at Gamlingay Village Primary. Everyone at the school has a role to play in keeping our children safe at all times. All of our staff are regularly trained in child protection, in line with our Safeguarding Policy. Any concerns around a child or family will be dealt with appropriately by the Safeguarding Team and shared on a need to know basis.

The Safeguarding team at Gamlingay Village Primary is:

Dawn Henry – Lead Designated Person Head Teacher

Shelley Desborough – Executive Headteacher

Beth Slater – Assistant Headteacher

Jemma Redbond – Family Worker

Sue Phillips

Our Safeguarding Policy can be viewed on our Key Policies page.

Online Safety

In an increasingly digital world it’s important that our students, parents and carers feel that their information is protected and safe. This is why the Trust has a robust Data Protection Policy, which can be viewed here. As a school we log and create a record of all concerns, contact all parents of the children involved and contact all appropriate external services.

Below are links to online resources and guides related to online safety. These will provide you with a wealth of information, help you to set up and manage your child's device usage (including parental controls) and enable you to report any undesirable sites you find.

If you are at all concerned or have concerns of this nature, please do get in touch.

General Online Safety Introduction

Guide to setting up Parental Controls

Cyberbullying - if you suspect your child is involved

The Breck Foundation is a self-funding charity which raises awareness about ‘playing safe’ while using the internet.

The following websites also help parents and children understand the risks associated with internet use with some aimed at different age groups.

Thinkuknow site for 5-7 year olds

Thinkuknow site for 8-10 year olds

Thinkuknow site for 11-13 year olds  

Thinkuknow Home activity worksheets


Internet Watch Foundation

Let's Keep Kids Safe Online

If you see something on the net which concerns you one click reporting with CEOPS is easy.

You can also contact Childline on 0800 1111.