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The Gateway Learning Community

The Gateway Learning Community


The Academy is committed to the vital contribution all Governors and staff can make to safeguard children. We will strive to make sure that every student in the Academy feels secure, well cared for, and able to reach their full potential.

We will ensure all our own staff, other professionals, parents/carers and students work together to know the rules about keeping children safe. They will understand the importance of following procedures and listening to each other, especially when there are concerns about safety.

Esafety is a responsibility of all staff, pupils and parents. If you need advice or have concerns click here to access the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Website.

The Academy will work hard to reduce all the kinds of harm that children can suffer, including abuse, bullying, discrimination and avoidable injuries. If you have any concerns at all about the safety or welfare of a child please do not hesitate to contact us on 01375 489860,

Designated Safeguarding Lead:  
Name: Kellie Henderson
Contact Number: 01375 489860
Email Address:
Deputy Safeguarding Lead:
Name: Victoria Bell
Contact Number: 01375 489860
Email Address:
Nominated Governor for Child Protection:
Name: Lynda Pritchard
Key Contacts within the Local Authority:
The Thurrock Multi-Agency Support Hub [MASH] is available for advice on any Child Protection matter: 01375 652802 [Out of hours 01375 372468]
The Initial Response Team (IRT) is available for advice and consultation on Child Protection matters: 01375 652802/ 01375 652634
Thurrock LSCB: 01375 653813
Referral into Children's Social Care:  

Where schools have URGENT and IMMEDIATE concerns for the safety and welfare of a child or young person during office hours telephone:

01375 372468

To make URGENT referrals OUT OF OFFICE HOURS telephone helpline on:

08456 061212

For all NON–URGENT referrals and enquiries telephone:

01375 652802/ 01375 652634