At The Grange School we believe that our approach to child protection should be founded on the right of all children and young people to be safe and feel safe. It is the fundamental obligation on all schools to robustly secure this right. The aim of our Statement of Intent, alongside our Child Protection Policy, is to provide staff, governors and volunteers with the framework they need to keep children at The Grange School safe and secure and to provide parents and carers with the information about how we will safeguard their children whilst in our care.
Prevent is a community safeguarding programme which is focusses on safeguarding and supporting those vulnerable to radicalisation. Prevent is one of the four elements of CONTEST, the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy. It aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.
The following websites may provide useful advice and information regarding The Prevent Agenda:
Educate Against Hate – A DFE website for parents and staff looking for practical help in spotting and dealing with extremism and radicalisation in school.
Report Terrorism – A government site where any extremism or radical views you have witnessed can be reported.
Let’s Talk About It – An initiative designed to provide practical help and guidance in order to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.
For Children and Young People
CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real world’, or both. The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a report.
You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the CEOP button above.
If you are experiencing online bullying or something else online has worried you please speak to an adult you trust, or you can talk to Childline at any time on 0800 1111 or at www.childline.org.uk.
CEOP is a command of the National Crime Agency and is dedicated to tackling the sexual abuse and exploitation of children and young people. CEOP helps children and young people under the age of 18 who have been forced or manipulated into taking part, or are being pressured to take part, in sexual activity of any kind. This can be both online and offline. The CEOP Safety Centre offers information and advice for children and young people, parents and carers and professionals. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the CEOP button above.
Online bullying or other online concerns should not be reported to CEOP and children and young people should be directed to speak to an adult they trust, and/or referred to Childline, if they would like to speak to someone about how they are feeling.
We all wish our students to be safe online and to understand how to keep themselves protected at all times. Students in school are guided in all aspects of E-Safety to keep them safe from bullying/cyber bullying, sexual exploitation, radicalisation, racism and to ensure their personal use of social media is as secure as possible.
The links below inform parents and students about E-Safety.
“Mental health is a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.”
– World Health Organisation
At The Grange School, we aim to promote positive mental health for every member of our student body and staff. We pursue this aim using both universal, whole school approaches and specialised, targeted approaches aimed at vulnerable individuals. By developing and implementing practical, relevant and effective mental health procedures we can promote a safe and stable environment for our school community affected both directly, and indirectly by mental health.
As part of this commitment we work closely with outside agencies, counsellors and are part of the MIND Mentoring programme led in school by Mrs L Bradley.
The following websites may provide useful information and advice regarding general health and well-being of young people:
RCPSYCH – Physical Activity – a good guide to highlight how activity, physical health and exercise, can help with mental health and well-being
Moodjuice – Anxiety – an easy to use self-check to help you understand if your feelings are those connected to anxiety and advice and strategies on how to cope
Beat Eating Disorders – online help for anyone with any concerns about what they eat, with links to other helpful organisations
NHS – Eating Disorders – NHS support for anyone who are concerned about what they eat and how they manage their food intake
Eating Disorders Support – A Buckinghamshire (Amersham) based organisation supporting people with eating disorders with phone contact, email contact and self help groups
We Are With You – We Are With You help people change their behaviour to become the very best that they can be. It could be their drug or alcohol use or worries about their mental health – we support people to making lasting change in their lives
ChildLine – A private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of 19. You can contact a ChildLine counsellor about anything – no problem is too big or too small
CRUSE – Cruse Bereavement Care is here to support you after the death of someone close