Happy and Safe

Safeguarding children and providing them with appropriate safety and protection whilst in the care of The Grange School is paramount; it is everyone’s responsibility to ensure a child is safe.

The Grange School has a proactive approach to safeguarding children and therefore, regular reviews and checks are carried out in order to ensure the safety of all children. It is the responsibility of the Designated Safeguarding Leads to work alongside appropriate staff, to ensure that these reviews and checks regularly take place. Our approach is a collaborative one, so that early support and intervention can be offered to families. However, our overwhelming priority will always be the welfare of the child.

We respect all children, and will always work in consideration of the well-being of the child including their physical, material and psychological well-being.

Children and young people’s welfare comes first in all our work.

  • The welfare of the child is paramount.

  • All children, whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin and religious beliefs , have the right to protection.

  • Put simply, we strive to ensure that every single child in our care is happy and safe. 
Ofsted recently recognised our work in safeguarding children:
 
'Safeguarding is effective. You and the designated safeguarding leads have ensured that systems for keeping pupils safe are thorough and robust. Records are well maintained and any new referral is cross-referenced against previous incidents. As a result, you and the safeguarding team have a good understanding of individual cases and pupils’ needs. Throughout the school, the ‘Blue Butterfly’ motif is recognisable to pupils to identify someone they can talk to if they have a concern. Staff are fully aware of their responsibility to pass on any safeguarding concern. They know that, whatever the incident, no matter how small, it may contribute to a bigger picture about a pupil or family. You and the safeguarding team are determined to find and provide support for families. You are quick to put support in place through the school or local agencies when cases do not meet the local authority’s thresholds for involvement. When the local authority is involved, you and the team are tenacious in following cases up and speaking out if you feel that support is lacking.' (Ofsted January 2018)

Staverton Rd, Daventry, Northants, NN11 4HW 01327 705785 head@thegrange.northants-ecl.gov.uk

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