Safeguarding Our Students

At Limpsfield Grange School we are committed to promoting the safety and wellbeing of our whole school community. Safeguarding is our highest priority.

Students can access safeguarding information through our curriculum. Teaching the girls how to stay safe in real life and online is central to the Wellbeing strand of our WACI curriculum and is delivered through Prevent lessons; WACI lessons; Wellbeing Wednesdays and Thinking Thursdays. Students can access staying safe workshops and NSPCC Protect & Respect Sexual Exploitation workshops in our Residential Provision. Each half term our residential students can speak to a Residential Independent Visitor to share any concerns they may have.

Staying safe and staying well are crucial elements of our school offer. We work with students to help them be aware of their emotional, physical and mental health. We have staff who are Mental Health First Aid trained, and students across the school are encouraged to be responsible for maintaining positive mental emotional and physical health.

Displayed around the school are our student safeguarding posters which have pictures of the members of staff who are DSLs and their contact details. We also display around the school posters for Childline and the NSPCC.

We are committed to training staff to enable them to deal effectively with safeguarding situations. All staff receive annual safeguarding and online safety training at INSET days. We also offer safeguarding updates each half term through our Hot Topics staff training sessions.

CEOP is here to keep children safe from sexual abuse and grooming online.

You can make a report directly to the CEOP Safety Centre by clicking on the Click CEOP button if something has happened online which has made you feel unsafe, scared or worried. This might be from someone you know in real life, or someone you have only ever met online. CEOP take all reports seriously and we will do everything we can to keep you safe.

As well as making a report to the CEOP Safety Centre, the CEOP Education website has information and advice to help you if something has happened to you online.

Are you being bullied?

CEOP are unable to respond to reports about bullying but if you’re being bullied and would like to talk to someone in confidence right now you can speak to Childline on 0800 1111 or talk to them online – no worry is too big or too small.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and Prevent Lead for the school is:

Natasha White (Head of Residential Provision)

Telephone: 01883 713928 xt121

Email: miss.white@limpsfield-grange.surrey.sch.uk

The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSLs) in school are:

Sarah Wild
(Headteacher)

Email: head@limpsfield-grange.surrey.sch.uk

Emma Phillips
(Deputy Headteacher)

Email: deputy@limpsfield-grange.surrey.sch.uk

Janine Chippington (Assistant Headteacher)

Email: mrs.chippington@limpsfield-grange.surrey.sch.uk

Sam Grace
(Assistant SENCO)

Email: mrs.grace@limpsfield-grange.surrey.sch.uk

Lisa Wells
(Senior Teaching Assistant)

Email: mrs.wells@limpsfield-grange.surrey.sch.uk

Annie McKenna
(Annual Review Lead)

Email: mrs.mckenna@
limpsfield-grange.surrey.sch.uk

If you are concerned about a young person’s welfare, report it to the DSL immediately or one of the Deputy DSLs if the DSL in unavailable. All concerns should be shared by email within an hour to Emma Phillips, the Deputy Headteacher and Deputy DSL. 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 are mrs.tanner@limpsfield-grange.surrey.sch.uk

‘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.’
Ofsted July 2018