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Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility

 

Our Commitment

The Good Shepherd Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We ensure that all our recruitment and employment practices reflect this commitment.

 

The safety and wellbeing of every child in the care of Farnborough Grange Nursery and Infant School is our absolute priority. We expect all of our staff, pupils, parents, LGC members, Trust directors, visitors, contractors and third party professionals to share this view. The safeguarding and protection of children is everyone’s responsibility.

 

Designated Safeguarding Leads

The term “Designated Safeguarding Lead” (DSL) is used in the DfE Keeping Children Safe in Education document and refers to the person accountable for overseeing the safety and wellbeing of the children in the care of their setting. The role of the DSL must be fulfilled be a member of the schools senior leadership team to ensure that they have appropriate authority and status to provide advice and support to other staff on child welfare and child protection matters.

 

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is:

Mrs Hurst

 

Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are:

Mrs Cave

Mrs Hale

Ms Warren

Mr Tingle

Please click on the document below to see named photos of the DSLs at our school.

Reporting a Concern

If you have a concern about a child, please contact a DSL.

If your concern is about an adult working or volunteering in the school, you should contact the Headteacher. If your concern is about the Headteacher, you should contact the Trust Board Chair.

All school DSLs are contactable via: safeguarding@farnboroughgrange.hants.sch.uk

 

Alternatively, you can contact Hampshire Children's Services directly:

Office hours: 0300 555 1384

Out of hours – 0300 555 1373

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) - 01962 876364 or email: child.protection@hants.gov.uk. For concerns about an adult who is working or volunteering with children.

 

On the 1st April 2021, the DfE established a dedicated helpline, run by the NSPCC, to support survivors of sexual harassment and abuse in education settings: 0800 136 663.

 

Please view the document below if you have a concern about a child or adult and are not sure who to contact.

At Farnborough Grange we take safeguarding and child protection very seriously.  We have a number of policies and procedures that contribute to our safeguarding commitment. Key policies can be viewed below and others in the policy area and e-safety area

We use a computerised system called CPOMS to record and track safeguarding concerns.

 

If you would like to see the Trusts safeguarding information, including the safer working practice statement, please click here.

 

DBS Filtering

Information on DBS filtering and where employees and potential candidates can obtain independent advice on this matter, can be found on the Vacancies and Volunteering page.

 

The Safeguarding and Child Protection COVID Addendum Policy can be found on our dedicated COVID page.
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