Grange CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects everyone to share this commitment. This means that we have a Child Protection Policy and robust safeguarding procedures in place. Teaching, non-teaching and supply staff, as well as volunteers and governors ensure that they are aware of these procedures.
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Mrs Phillipa Summers - Headteacher
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSL)
Mrs Lisa Phillips - Class Teacher
Mrs Jayne Holding – Class Teacher
Safeguarding Governor - Dr Phillippa Eccles
We are a Kidsafe UK Registered Provider
KidSafe UK Children’s Mental Health and Safeguarding Training Kit provides any member of school staff with the training and resources required to deliver the full range of KidSafe UK programmes. Our Kidsafe Leads have now delivered the programme to all staff members.
The KidSafe programme of works has a proven track record in the North of England and has been used for many years as an effective age appropriate, non-shattering of innocence safeguarding programme for children in hundreds of Nursery, Infant and Primary schools.
Children love the programme and all staff, governors and parents/carers value the impact and the sensitive approach used by KidSafe UK Safeguarding.
Cumbria Safeguarding Children Partnership (CSCP)
Here you can find up to date information with regard to safeguarding and, in addition to the wealth of information, there is a dedicated 'Parent/Carer' zone full of information if there are concerns about a child.
The project, Operation Encompass, has been designed to provide early reporting to schools of any domestic abuse incidents that occur outside of school hours and might have an impact on a child attending school the following day. The information will be shared on school days during the school term and, when incidents occur over the weekend, Sandra Glassford, the Operation Encompass Designated Officer, will contact the relevant school at the earliest opportunity after the information has been shared by the police.
A nominated member of school staff, known as a Key Adult, has been trained to liaise with Sandra Glassford. School staff will be able to use information that has been shared with them, in confidence, to ensure that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children or their families. Information will be shared, on a needs-to-know basis only, where it is identified that a child or young person was present, witnessed, or was involved in a domestic abuse incident.
Operation Encompass was introduced in Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall, in February 2011 and has proved to be very effective in providing appropriate support in a timely manner. If you would like to read more about the project in other areas of the country, this can be viewed online.
We are keen to offer the best possible responses for all children across Cumbria, and believe that Operation Encompass is going to be beneficial and supportive for all those involved.
Educate Against Hate
This website is full of government advice and trusted resources to safeguard children from radicalisation, build resilience to all types of extremism and promote shared values.
Below are some links to useful websites to support parents in keeping children and young people safe online. It is never too soon to become more familiar with the issues that you might face as children grow up.