‘The leadership team places pupils’ safety at the heart of the school’s work. Consequently, there is a very strong safeguarding culture in the school.’
Safeguarding Our Students
Limpsfield Grange School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This means that we have a Safeguarding Policy and procedures in place which is available on our website.
All Governors and staff (including supply staff and volunteers) must ensure that they are aware of these procedures. Parents, carers, visitors, and students are welcome to read the Safeguarding Policy which is available on our website.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a student’s welfare. We will ensure that a concern about a student is discussed (if appropriate) with her and her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to her welfare.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and Prevent Lead for the school is:
Natasha White (Head of Residential Provision)
Telephone: 01883 713928 ext. 121
The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSLs) in school are:
Sarah Wild (Headteacher)
Emma Phillips (Deputy Headteacher)
Jennie Flint (Deputy Head of Residential Provision)
Jo Lillis (Deputy Head of Residential Provision)
Edwina Kilby (Assistant Head of Residential Provision)
If you are concerned about a young person’s welfare, please write clear notes (preferably on the appropriate recording form), place in a sealed envelope and ensure that they are received by the DSL or Deputy DSL who will discuss the contents with you at the earliest opportunity. You can also email any concern you might have to the DSL’s. Do not conduct your own investigation.
If your concerns relate to the actions or behaviour of a member of staff (which could suggest that s/he is a danger to children), then you should report this in confidence to the Headteacher (or the Chair of Governors if the concern relates to the Headteacher) who will consider what action to take. The Chair of Governors contact details can be found in the staff room on the Safeguarding noticeboard.