Policies & Procedures
Child Protection and Safeguarding Children
Designated Safeguarding Officer: Judy Haslam
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer: Bob Batten
Other Designated Safeguarding Leads: Katherine McKenna, Clive Hale and Gill McLeod
At The Grange Therapeutic School safeguarding our pupils is of paramount importance. We provide a caring and professional setting in which the children’s safety and wellbeing are a priority.
We have an established Safeguarding policy and clear procedures that incorporate recent Government and Policy Legislation. All staff receive a copy of the school’s Safeguarding Policy and Procedures as part of their induction, where they receive initial Child Protection training and information on how to respond to a concern about a pupil. All staff have regular training through the Leicestershire and Rutland Safeguarding in Education training program. Parents/carers, social workers, placing authorities and other significant people are also offered a copy of our policy.
The Grange provides guidance which sets out clear guidelines and expectations in the school with regards to Safer Working Practice for all staff. All staff are aware of their responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people.
We provide a caring and professional setting in which the children are a priority.
The Grange has a duty of care and therefore a responsibility to pass on any child protection and safeguarding concerns to the relevant children’s social care services.
We take all complaints seriously. We have a clear complaints policy which is available from the school office or for download below. Initial complaints can be made in note form, in person, by telephone on 01664 454 264 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If the complaint is concerning the Principal please contact Graham McEwan, Assistant Director – Education, on 01204 522667. An appeals process is included in this policy.
There were 3 complaints in the academic year 2015/2016.
Full details of the following policies are available on request by contacting the school office:
- Drugs Education
- Equal Opportunities
- Internet Access
- School Visits