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 below. 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.

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.

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 category.

The Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) at GUST Independent School are Matthew Tindale and Samantha Wells.
See Policies section for further school safeguarding policies and procedures.