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Safeguarding Statement

Grayshott CE Primary School recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice. Child protection forms part of the school’s safeguarding responsibilities.


Safeguarding Children at Grayshott CE Primary School

Grayshott CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


This means that we have a Safeguarding Policy and procedures in place which are available on our policies page. All staff, (including supply staff, volunteers and governors) must ensure that they are aware of these procedures. Parents’ and carers are encouraged to read the policy which is available below or on request from the school office.


Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.

Our Safeguarding Governor is: Mrs Cathryn Hopkinson

Our Designated Safeguarding leads are:

Mr Richard Austin: Headteacher, DSL

Mrs Izzy Tickner: Assistant Head, Deputy DSL

Mr Michael Clarke: Assistant Head, Deputy DSL

If you are concerned about a child’s welfare, please record your concern, and any observations or conversations heard, and report this to one of the DSL team as soon as possible on the same day. DSL’s can be contacted via the school office.


If your concerns relate to the actions or behaviour of a member of staff, (which could suggest that s/he is unsuitable to work with children) then you should report this to one of the DSL team in confidence (or the Chair of Governors if the concern relates to the Headteacher) – who will consider what action to take. If you have 'nagging doubts' about a member of staff or volunteer or you have seen things that could be inadvertent or thoughtless but are inappropriate in the circumstances, please also follow the same procedure. If you see something, say something.


All adults who work or volunteer in the school are required to undertake safeguarding training in order to ensure the safety of our children.