Safeguarding @ GUCS

At Grendon School the health, safety and well being of our children is of paramount concern to us.  Please read our safeguarding statement below and click on the links to view our safeguarding policies and procedures.

Safeguarding statement for parents

At this school, the health, safety and well-being of every child are our paramount concern. We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. Our aim is for children to enjoy their time as pupils in this school. We want to work in partnership with you to help your child achieve their full potential and make a positive contribution.

To promote a safe environment for pupils, our selection and recruitment policy includes all checks on staff and regular volunteers’ suitability, including Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks, as recommended by Buckinghamshire County Council in accordance with current legislation.

In accordance with our responsibilities under section 175/157 of the Education Act 2002 and ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education 2016‘, we have a Designated Safeguarding Lead for Child Protection, Mr Kevin Morrissey, who is the Headteacher.  We have two Additional Safeguarding Leads who are Miss Amy White Jones, Deputy Headteacher and Mrs Lynne Zverko, Nursery Leader.  They have received appropriate training for there roles. It is Mr Morrissey’s responsibility to ensure that all staff in contact with children receive child protection awareness training on a regular basis.

Occasions do arise when our concern about a child mean we have to consult other agencies. Whilst we would always aim to work in partnership with parents there may be exceptions to this when concerns are raised for the protection of a child.

On very rare occasions social care, whilst undertaking an investigation under s47 of the Children Act 1989, may want to speak to a child without a parents’ knowledge. This would be a decision made in collaboration with partner agencies and would only be done in situations where a child might be at immediate risk. To gain consent at this point may increase the level of risk to the child or cause evidence of a crime to be lost.

The procedures, which we follow, have been laid down by the local Safeguarding Children’s Board, and the school has adopted a Child Protection Policy in line with this for the safety of all. If you want to know more about our procedures, please speak to the Headteacher, Mr Morrissey or your child’s class teacher.  A link to the policy can be found below:

Links to view our safeguarding policies and procedures:

Child Protection Policy 2016

CEOP Internet Safety

Behaviour Policy Autumn 2016

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Exclusion from maintained schools academies and pupil referral units

Anti-bullying Policy -Spring 2015

Health and Safety policy 2016 – 2017

Use of reasonable force advice Reviewed July 2015

prevent duty departmental advice

Designated Safeguarding Lead for Child Protection:

Mr Kevin Morrissey, Headteacher

Additional Designated Safeguarding Leads for Child Protection:

Miss Amy White Jones, Deputy Headteacher

Mrs Lynne Zverko, Nursery Leader

Safeguarding Governor:

Ms Amanda Wilson