Safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils, and the safety and protection of children is our primary concern. Safeguarding is about:

  • protecting children from mistreatment in its many forms
  • making sure that children’s health and development is not harmed
  • making sure that children grow up in a safe and happy environment
  • taking action to make sure that every child benefits from the best care possible

In consultation with the DfE’s guidance and direction on safeguarding, especially the documents ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children‘ and ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education: Statutory Guidance for Schools and Colleges (2016)‘ the school uses a comprehensive plan to safeguard and promote children’s welfare. It involves:

  • creating a positive school atmosphere through our teaching and learning
  • ensuring strong communication and a dedicated contact person for all matters relating to Child Protection, and ensuring all cases are taken seriously and quickly followed up
  • monitoring changes in safeguarding procedures
  • providing pastoral support and care for both pupils and staff
  • ensuring children know what to do and who to talk to if they are scared, unhappy or feel worried
  • regular safeguarding training for school personnel
  • undertaking DBS Disclosure security checks for all staff, volunteers or visitors before working with children, all contractors working on site and those serving on our Governing Body
  • maintaining appropriate site security measures

Visit our Policies page to view our Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy.

Reporting concerns about the safety of a child

The Head Teacher, Mrs Kiran Thapar, is the Child Protection Lead. She is the person to contact if you have any worries about the safety of a child at the school. You can call the school to speak with her or come into school to talk with her. She will co-ordinate any help needed, such as Children’s Services, and continue to update you about the case. Remember, if the child is in immediate danger, call 999.

Safety online

Grange Park Infant & Nursery are committed to using the Internet to help enrich children’s education, but also have a duty to keep children safe from threats online. Visit our E-Safety page for more information and some useful links for parents and children.