Safeguarding & Child protection statement
For any matters concerning safeguarding please contact Mrs Hart (who is the school's Designated Safeguarding Lead) or Mr McGrath (who is the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead) on (0208)450 6002. Outside of school hours (or during the holidays), please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Hart Mr McGrath
Designated Safeguarding Lead Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
What to do if you have concerns about a child's safety
If you have concerns about a child you can contact Brent Social Services.
Brent Family Front Door on: 020 8937 4300 (option 1)
If you are calling outside normal office hours (9am - 5pm) please call our emergency duty team on: 020 8863 5250.
What to do if you are a child who is feeling scared or worried
If you are feeling scared or worried, please talk to a trusted adult at home or Mrs Hart, your teacher or one of the other adults at school. We will listen and help. You can also contact Childline or visit the Childline website where there are links for a helpline you can call or access their online support service.
Child on Child Sexual Abuse and Harassment
Child on child sexual abuse or harassment of any sort is not acceptable and will not be tolerated at our school. Sexual harassment refers to unwanted conduct of a sexual nature that occurs online or offline. Full details about what this is and our procedures for dealing with it can be found on p15 of our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy (see the bottom of this page).
This helpline provides support and advice to children and adults who are potential victims of sexual abuse in schools.
Our Lady of Grace Junior School staff are committed to helping parents keep their children safe when using technology. In school we monitor the devices, filter the content and use technology to teach and learn in a safe way. The same kinds of monitoring and filtering can be achieved at home too. However, the increase in mobile technology and apps is causing issues for a small number of children.
The school subscribes to the National Online Safety programme to support teachers and parents with educating their children about how to keep safe online. There is lots of information for parents and children in our online safety page here
Safeguarding & Child Protection Statement
The Governors and staff at Our Lady of Grace recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. All staff believe that our school should provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment which promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual child.
We make every effort to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued and where there is a culture of openness where both children and adults feel able to talk and be listened to. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support and protection.
At all times, the welfare of the child is paramount. Whilst the school will work openly with parents, as far as possible, the school reserves the right to contact children’s social care or the police, without notifying parents if this is in the child’s best interests or if we are following the advice of social services.
The procedures contained in this policy apply to all staff, governors and volunteers working in the school and are consistent with those of the local Safeguarding Children’s Partnership (formerly the LSCB). All staff have an equal responsibility to act on any suspicion or disclosure that may suggest a child is at risk or harm.
The Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy is found below and will be reviewed annually and then agreed by the governing body unless an incident or new legislation or guidance results in the need for an interim review. The policy also complies with our funding agreement and articles of association.
Online safety is an extremely important part of our safeguarding practices.
For information on online safety at our school, please use the link below to visit the online safety page here
where you will find our policy and lots of information to help keep your children safe online.