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Grange Park Junior School

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Safeguarding

Working Together to Safeguard Children

 

At Grange Park Junior School children learn in a safe, caring and enriching environment. Children are taught how to keep themselves safe, to develop positive and healthy relationships and how to avoid situations where they might be at risk including by being exploited.

 

The school has a statutory responsibility to share any concerns it might have about a child in need of protection with other agencies and in particular police, health and children’s services. Schools are not able to investigate concerns but have a legal duty to refer them. In most instances the school will be able to inform the parents/carers of its need to make a referral. However, sometimes the school is advised by children’s services or the police that the parent/carer cannot be informed whilst they investigate the matter. We understand the anxiety parents/carers understandably feel when they are not told about any concerns from the outset. Grange Park Junior School will always follow legislation and Local Safeguarding Children’s Board procedures that aim to act in the interests of the child. The school will always seek to work in partnership with parents and other agencies to ensure the best possible outcomes for the child and family.

 

Designated Safeguarding Lead:   Ms Lorita Oliver - Deputy Head teacher

Deputy Safeguarding Leads:        Miss Debbie Phillips - Inclusion Officer

                                                         Miss Sophia Shaikh - Head teacher

                                                         Miss Komal Ali - Assistant Headteacher

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