Grateley Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This means that we have a Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and procedures in place. All staff, including supply staff, volunteers and governors, must ensure that they are aware of these procedures. Parents and carers are welcome to read the Policies on request. Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
|Designated Safeguard Lead (DSL):||Mrs Rachel Dance|
|Deputy Safeguard Lead:||Mrs Tessa Woodhead|
|Safeguarding Governor:||Mrs Victoria Rutherford|
|Chair of Governors:||Mrs Amelia Bridges|
|Designated Teacher for Looked After Children||Mrs Rachel Dance|
If you are concerned about a child’s welfare, please record your concern, and any observations or conversation heard, and report to one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads as soon as possible on the same day.
If your concerns relate to the actions or behaviour of a member of staff (which could suggest that he/she is unsuitable to work with children) then you should report this to the Head teacher in confidence. If the concern relates to the Head teacher you contact the Local Authority Designated Officers, LADO, on 01962 876364, who will consider what action to take.
The Department for Education have jointly published new guidance with the Home Office, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, and Public Health England on keeping children safe from abuse and harm. This guidance brings together sources of information about the main risks children may be vulnerable to during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and signposts you to help and support available. Please click on the link below to access this guidance:
Please find below a copy of our Child Protection policy and Safeguarding policy:
If you have any questions or concerns please speak to Mrs Dance or Mrs Woodhead.