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Safeguarding at Groombridge School


At Groombridge School we are all committed to safeguarding and the wellbeing of our children, staff, parents and volunteers connected with the school. We are fully committed to ensuring that there are consistent and effective procedures in place.

We have two trained designated safeguarding leads (DSLs) – Miss Nicholls and Mr Rivers. Our Deputy lead is Mrs Hallett who works on Mondays and Thursday mornings. We have a Safeguarding Governor who also monitors safeguarding issues.

If you have any serious concern about your child or any other pupil at Groombridge School please contact the DSLs immediately and they know who to contact for advice using the appropriate degree of confidentiality. All members of staff receive regular safeguarding briefings and training so that they are aware of the school’s/ESCC procedures.

All staff and Governors share these objectives to help keep all children safe:


·        Helping children develop skills to keep themselves safe

·        Raise awareness of safeguarding issues

·        Support vulnerable children and children who have been abused

·        Creating and sustaining a safe, nurturing and caring environment free from discrimination or bullying where our pupils can learn and develop happily


To achieve this we ask that you help us achieve our objectives:


1.     Report any serious negative behaviour/activities to the DSLs

2.     Ensure that children know that they can approach any adult in school if they are worried or concerned and that they will receive support

3.     Establish and sustain an environment where children feel secure and are encouraged to talk and are listened to

4.     Support the PSHE curriculum to enable children to develop the skills they need to be safe and stay safe


Attendance

All lateness and absence has to be recorded by the teachers/secretary and reasons will be sought and recorded. Attendance is monitored through these systems and referrals to the ESCC Safeguarding Team will be made if necessary. Parents will always be informed about concerns as soon as possible. If attendance concerns continue the school is required to refer this to the Education Welfare Officer.

Confidentiality

Sometimes we need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will always aim to do this with parent/carer consent.

Safeguarding checks are confidential for all employees, visitors and contractors. Relevant information must be shared with police and social care where a child is or may be at risk from significant harm. We will ensure that advice is followed and that information is shared on a need to know basis.

Online Safety

If any parent has a concern about online exploitation, cyber-bullying or misuse of online technology, please look at HTTP.CEOP.POLICE.UK/SAFETY-CENTRE

Please also look at our website which has guidance for parents.

If concerns are reported to school, we have a responsibility to ask for and follow advice from social services and the SPOA (single point of contact).

 

Angela Nicholls

Headteacher and DSL

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