What is Gordian Protect?


Protect is is secure online safeguarding software which tracks all levels of pupil concerns and welfare in any educational context, working alongside your school procedures to help you manage the recording and chronology of pupil concerns, forming a full picture around the child. Protect has a clear and intuitive interface and be used by everyone. DSLs and DDSLs are immediately alerted to concerns as they are reported and can liaise effectively with pastoral teams, parents and other agencies to support pupils and keep them safe. You'll be able to evidence your impact to other agencies, governance and Ofsted with ease.

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Who is Protect for?

MATs / LAs
Multi-Academy Trusts and Local Authorities can easily achieve a consistent approach to their safeguarding practices.
SLT
Have all of the analysis you need at your fingertips to understand and respond to the risks in your school and to report effectively to governance and inspectors.
DSLs
DSLs will love the centralised approach to managing concerns and contacts with other agencies, without the previous challenges of holding conversations in corridors.
Teachers
Teachers can easily record any concerns they have with their pupils' welfare without the complexity of endless paperwork.

Builds the bigger picture


All too often staff wonder whether or not to share a concern they may have for a child's welfare because in isolation it may seem small. Protect makes it very simple for colleagues working with young people to pass on any concerns they may have with ease. This enables the safeguarding team to build a picture around the child, potentially from what - in isolation - may have appeared to be a 'low level' concern. Encouraging staff to share all information enables action to be taken sooner rather than later and helps to create a positive safeguarding culture.

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Build chronology


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All concerns in Protect have an owner which the DSL can manage to ensure that every concern is investigated thoroughly and nothing 'slips through the cracks'. Team members are automatically notified of new concerns and Protect builds a chronology of all their actions so that contacts with parents and external agencies are clearly logged and can be followed up. Uploaded files are securely stored and individual concerns, as well as your full Safeguarding Log, can downloaded securely with ease.

All concerns in Protect have an owner which the DSL can manage to ensure that every concern is investigated thoroughly and nothing 'slips through the cracks'. Team members are automatically notified of new concerns and Protect builds a chronology of all their actions so that contacts with parents and external agencies are clearly logged and can be followed up. Uploaded files are securely stored and individual concerns, as well as your full Safeguarding Log, can downloaded securely with ease.

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Identify trends


Analyse your concerns by pupil groups, types of concern and by contacts with external agencies to identify trends and plan training and support. Ask questions of your data by drilling down to individual pupils. Download dashboards showing your headlines to provide clear evidence to governors and Ofsted.

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'Gordian is amazing! I can access all the welfare information I need on pupils in seconds without the reams of paperwork which used to be involved; it has literally saved me hours each week and given me all of the statistics I need for our Academy Council and Ofsted.'

Rebecca Watson, Vice-Principal and DSL

Cut
paperwork
Your safeguarding team and DSL will love how much time Gordian saves them! No more dealing with countless pieces of paper which can be easily lost.
Instant
alerts
Your safeguarding team instantly receive notifications when a concern is received so that nothing gets missed.
The full
picture
Gather all the information you need to form a full picture around the child, instead of seeing each piece in isolation.
Intuitive
reports
Easily explore trends in your data and download the information you need for governance and other agencies.

Would you like to see Gordian in action? Get in touch to request a demo!