Wellbeing and Child Protection

Gordonstoun’s commitment to the wellbeing, care and protection of every child and young person in our Junior and Senior Schools is paramount. In every aspect of the pastoral care and curriculum experience we endorse the national focus on ‘getting it right for every child’ and our commitment to ensuring our compliance with the Children and Young People’s Act (Scotland) 2014 supports this focus. We currently await the Government’s guidance in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling on sections of the Act with regard to appropriate and proportionate information sharing, and we are working closely in partnership with government as the necessary changes to the information sharing provisions are developed.

Attached are two documents which describe and detail essential information about wellbeing care and child protection procedures at Gordonstoun.  One is designed for parents, carers and students, and outlines all key aspects of our wellbeing care, pastoral structures and child protection processes. It assures students, staff, parents and the broader community that our provision of care for all our students is entirely respectful and protective of their privacy, focuses on free and transparent access to the best possible wellbeing support, and facilitates appropriate reporting of concerns.  Our deep awareness of these responsibilities underpins every aspect of our pastoral care.

The second document is a guidance leaflet handed to every member of teaching and support staff at the School, when they receive their initial Child Protection training.  It summarises the key principles, processes and points of contact every adult employed by the School is contracted to understand, know and follow in their interaction with the children and young people in our care. 

‘The principle is that it is everyone’s job to prevent problems occurring, or to intervene to offer help…at the earliest opportunity. Procedures and guidance cannot in themselves protect children: a competent, skilled and confident workforce, together with a vigilant public, can.’

If you have any questions please contact the Wellbeing & Child Protection Co-ordinator: hendersonc@gordonstoun.org.uk

Christine Henderson
Child Protection Co-ordinator

November 2016

 

Gordonstoun Wellbeing and Child Protection

 

Gordonstoun Wellbeing and Child Protection Staff Guidelines

 


Latest News & Alerts

Active Revision
Gordonstoun Active Revision Course April 2018

The course delivers dynamic subject-specific sessions for the GCSE English Language, Mathematics and Science examinations, alongside a selection of active sessions requiring movement, skill and co-ordination.

Read more...
News from the Junior School - Week 1
News from the Junior School - Week 1

Read the latest news from The Junior School - Welcome back, Hitting the Slopes, The Highland Games and A Wonderful Wedding

Read more...
Inter-House Cross-Country Relays
Inter-House Cross-Country Relays

In the recent inter-House cross-country relay race 33 teams (132 teenagers) ran in a challenging event on a particularly cold afternoon,

Read more...
News from the Junior School - Week 14
News from the Junior School - Week 14

Read the latest news from the Junior school including A Treat at Chapel Service, Year 2/3 Pen Pals, Green Group Not Wasting Time and A Special Assembly...

Read more...
Winter Charity Ball
Winter Charity Ball

Last Saturday the Year 10s organised the annual Winter Ball, which was held in the Sixth Form Centre.

Read more...
Made by hampton-smith
[literal] [/literal]