We take great care in our safeguarding procedures at Grade-Ruan C of E School.
- All adults, staff and volunteers, who work unsupervised with children have undergone an Enhanced DBS Check. (For more information on what this means, visit the Government website here)
- Access for all parents and visitors is by buzzed entry through the front door
- Visitors are required to come to the office and sign the visitor’s book
- Parents are asked not to go into classrooms during the day
- Fire drills are carried out each term and the Governing Body takes on the responsibility of regular security audits
Grade-Ruan takes Child Protection issues very seriously.
- A copy of our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be viewed here.
- Staff and Partners in Learning receive regular training in this area to fully develop their understanding
- Children in care are closely monitored by class teachers, and the Child Protection Officer, and the school works hard to establish positive links with those agencies involved with supporting such children.
Keeping Children Safe
Everyone who comes into contact with our schools, staff, pupils, parents, directors, volunteers or visitors, has a responsibility to act if they are concerned or worried about the safety and/or welfare of a child.
If you are concerned about a child please contact our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Mrs Jane Talbot firstname.lastname@example.org or our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs Louise Jones email@example.com.
A dedicated NSPCC helpline is now available to support anyone who has experienced sexual abuse in educational settings or has concerns about someone or the issues raised. The dedicated NSPCC helpline number is 0800 136 663 and more information is available at: Dedicated helpline for victims of abuse in schools NSPCC.
Multi-Agency Referral Unit (MARU)
I am concerned about a child's safety; what should I do?
If you wish to report an incidence of abuse or neglect, please contact the Multi Agency Referral Unit (MARU) by following the link below:
The MARU provides a multi-disciplinary response to concerns about the welfare or safety of a child.
Please click here for more information on Safeguarding.
We are able to provide facilities in school for the treatment of minor injuries. However, in some cases it may be necessary to send a pupil to hospital for treatment. It is essential that parents leave an emergency telephone number with the school so that they can be contacted without delay.
Please let us know if your child suffers from any allergies.
We MUST be informed of Measles, German Measles, Mumps, Headlice, Ringworm, Impetigo, Chickenpox, Whooping Cough and Swine Flu immediately.
With regard to head lice please help us by checking your child’s head regularly.
Medicines will only be dispensed by members of the staff of the school if parents have signed a parental agreement form, available from the school office and provided the medicine for their child.