Grange Moor Primary School is committed to the safeguarding of children in our care. The policy below set out how we do this. All staff in school are trained in safeguarding matters and are highly proficient at recognising signs of physical, emotional and sexual abuse and neglect. Staff are experienced in managing disclosures from children and how to refer cases to the Safeguarding Lead.

The school has a Designated Safeguarding Lead - Mr. M. Rodgers

The school has a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead - Mrs. J. Roclawski

The School has two designated Safeguarding Governors - Mrs Laura Jones and Mrs. Charlotte Huscroft

Safeguarding Policy

Updated: 08/02/2024 1.50 MB

Grange Moor Primary School works with a number of agencies to ensure the effective safeguarding of children and will use them for advice and for proceeding with concerns. 

If we have a concern about a child or a disclosure is made to a member of staff, this will be recorded and referred to the Designated Senior Lead. If we do have concerns regarding a child we will speak to the child's parents. If we believe a child is at risk or in danger of harm, we will contact the Duty and Assessment Team in Kirklees.

Any concerns we have in school are logged using CPOMS (Child Protection Online Management System) and all staff in school are trained in how to make accurate records of concerns regarding children in our care. 

If you think a child might be suffering neglect or abuse, it can be difficult to know what to do. Your action is vital in making sure that child gets the help they need.

Attendance and punctuality is closely monitored on a daily basis. If your child is absent without a reason given we will always ring home to check they are safe. This is known as first day calling. Please ring the school office after 8.00am to report an absence. 

**If you think a child is in immediate danger, you should call the police**

Safer Recruitment

Grange Moor Primary School is committed to the principles of safer recruitment. Any persons wishing to apply for any position, including volunteering in school, will be subject to full clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service. References will be sought for all appointments including volunteering. When interviewing for positions, at least two of the panel will be trained in safer recruitment. In school, the following persons have recent, up to date Safer Recruitment training in place:

Mr. M. Rodgers (Headteacher)

Mrs. J. Roclawski (Senior Teacher)

Mrs. C. Gray (School Business Manager)

Mrs. H. Myers (Chair of Governing Body)

Operation Encompass

Grange Moor Primary School is part of Operation Encompass. This is a police and education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people who experience domestic abuse. More details can be found by clicking here