Grange Community Junior School is committed to the well-being and safety of your child, effectively carrying out all safeguarding procedures.
Ofsted 2015 : The work of the school keeping pupils safe and secure is outstanding. The school’s safeguarding procedures are rigorously and consistently applied, ensuring that all pupils are kept very safe. this view is supported by the pupils and their parents.
Grange Community Junior School and Hampshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices and day to day running of the school reflect this commitment.
All staff and volunteers at Grange Community Junior School undergo checks by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), are fully familiar with our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy, E-Safety Policy, Whistle-Blowing Policy and the DfE publication ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education.’ All staff have recently undertaken Channel General Awareness (preventing vulnerable people from being drawn into terrorism) training as part of the PREVENT programme.
Our Safeguarding Team
Staff in school, by law, have a duty to report any concerns that they may have that any child may be suffering significant harm, particularly as a consequence of possible abuse. It is a Department for Education requirement that each school in the country nominates a senior member of staff who will have special responsibility for Child Protection. At Grange, we have three members of staff who have received advanced safeguarding training.
The school has a policy on Safeguarding, which has been agreed by the Governing Body. As a school, we have close contacts with the School Health Service, Children’s Services and the Police, any or all of who may become involved if abuse is suspected or alleged. The school has a responsibility to collate basic information such as who has parental responsibility for a child, and to pass this information to the relevant agencies if so requested. In the event of an investigation into possible child abuse, the school has a duty to cooperate with the investigating agencies to the best of their ability to promote the welfare of the child. Whilst the school will always attempt to work in partnership with parents and carers, and try to ensure that they are fully informed of, and participate in, any action concerning their child, if there is a conflict of interest; the welfare of the child must be the paramount consideration.
School takes very seriously the appointing of new staff and follows the ‘Safer Recruitment’ advice from the Local Authority. All staff and volunteers are DBS checked to ensure all our pupils stay safe.
Should you wish to discuss child protection and the safety of your child, or express concerns about the safety of another child in school, please feel free to contact the safeguarding team.
There may also be times when adults are concerned about children in the community.
Hampshire Children’s services on 0300 555 1384 or out of hours on 0300 555 1373
or The NSPCC on 0808 800 5000.
In an emergency dial 999
Please don’t ignore concerns; child protection is everyone’s responsibility.
There may be times when your child, you and your family require some advice and support. Early Help is a system to ensure that you get the right help and support needed. This will always be completed with your permission. Hampshire’s early help service aims to identify as early as possible if a child or family need support and help them to access the correct service.
Click the image to access the parent support leaflet.
In the interest of the children’s safety, our policy states that parents are not permitted to drop off, pick up or park within the school gates. This policy applies to all drivers except Disabled (Blue) Badge holders, staff and visitors. There are two designated bays for Blue Badge holders. Children and families are encouraged to walk to school. However parents using a vehicle are asked to park outside the school site, showing due care to local residents and businesses.
Policies and addition information
Has something happened online that has made you feel worried or unsafe? Make a report to one of CEOP’s Child Protection Advisors
Find out more about Safeguarding in Hampshire
Find out more about Internet Safety. Great advice to keep children safe whist using the internet.