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Women Holding Hands

Pupils talk openly about the impact of the school’s relationships and sex education
programme. Pupils say, ‘Staff have taught us how to recognise red flags in
relationships.’ The curriculum is helping pupils develop an understanding of positive
relationships and how to stay safe.

- OFSTED, Feb 2022


At GUST we take a child centred and coordinated approach to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young people who attend.


When discussing safeguarding children we use the term as defined in Working Together to Safeguard Children [2018] as:

  • protecting children from maltreatment;

  • preventing impairment of children’s mental and physical health or development;

  • ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and

  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

Our safeguarding and child protection policy is reviewed annually and a copy can be found in our policies section or by clicking here. Within the document you will find procedures for handling suspected cases of abuse, including procedures to be followed if an allegation is made against a member of staff.

Our policy outlining procedures for the safer recruitment of staff can be found in our policies section and can also be found here.

At GUST we are committed to promoting a positive and diverse culture in which all staff and young people are valued and supported to fulfil their potential. To help support this we have drawn up a comprehensive anti-bullying policy which prevents all forms of bullying and ensures that pupils are safe to learn. A copy of the policy can be found in the policies section or by clicking here.

GUST are part of the Operation Encompass and Operation Endeavour programmes as well as the Prevent Duty. Details of which can be found within the Family Portal.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) at GUST Independent School is Matthew Milliken and Deputy DSL is Stefan Amatt.


Child Protection and

Safeguarding Policy

See Policies section for further school safeguarding policies and procedures.

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