Safeguarding

At Grange Community Junior School the well-being and safety of your child is our top priority. 

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, either by phone on 01252 542196 or by email concerns@grange.hants.sch.uk

Our Safeguarding Team

DSL: Lyn Williams (Assistant Head teacher)

Deputies: Paola Burgess (headteacher), Cathy Rawles (Assistant Head teacher)

There may also be times when adults are concerned about children in the community.

If so, then you can contact:

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.

 

Safeguarding Information

At Grange Community Junior School, we recognise our duty to Safeguard and Promote the Welfare of Children.  The school’s policies apply to all adults working and volunteering in the school and also to the school’s governing body.  Our process for staff recruitment and selection, including for volunteers, ensures that all adults have been appropriately checked for their suitability, using the Safer Recruitment procedures.

We recognise our responsibilities to:

  • Raise awareness of safeguarding issues and equip children with the skills needed to keep them safe;
  • Develop and implement procedures for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases, or abuse;
  • Support pupils who have been abused, in accordance with the agreed child-centered plan, and working in close partnership with other professionals;
  • Establish a safe and nurturing environment, free from discrimination or bullying, where children can learn and develop happily.

We recognise that because of their day-to-day contact with the children, our school staff are ideally placed to observe the outward signs of abuse.  Staff in school will therefore:

  • Report any inappropriate activities/behaviours to designated staff;
  • Establish and maintain an environment where children feel secure, are encouraged to talk, and are listened to;
  • Ensure that children know that they can approach any adult in school if they are worried, and ensure that children receive a consistent, supportive response;
  • Provide, within the general curriculum, opportunities for children to develop the skills they need to recognise, and stay safe from, abuse;
  • Signpost children and their families to other areas of support, e.g. Childline.

Keeping Children Safe in Education 

All staff and adults working in the school, including the school’s governing body, are aware of their duties under Keeping Children Safe in Education, Sept 2023.

Policies 

Child Protection policy Sep 2023

Safeguarding Policy Sep 2023  

Additional information 

Find out more about Safeguarding in Hampshire, click the Homepage link.

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Early Help

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.

Vehicle Access

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.

Safeguarding in the Curriculum 

Please click the link for more information about safeguarding in the school curriculum 

 

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 Internet Safety.  Great advice to keep children safe whist using the internet.

For government advice and trusted resources to help safeguard children from radicalisation and promote shared values click below.