Graveley Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

  • We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support children, families and staff at school.
  • We ensure that all staff receive appropriate training, guidance and support to undertake the effective safeguarding of children.

Any concerns are passed through the designated safeguarding leaders within the school.

Mrs Nicky Hand

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Laura Forster

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

The safety and wellbeing of all children and young people is of paramount importance. Parents and carers send their children to school each day with the expectation that the school provides a safe and secure environment in which their children can flourish. We, therefore, have to ensure that this expectation becomes reality. In order to achieve this, a wide range of measures are put into place:

The Governing Board keep these policies under regular review. They ensure the Head Teacher provides termly updates on safeguarding as part of her report to Governors. The Governing Board appoints a named Governor for Child Protection and Looked After Children.

Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (HSCP) has been set up so that all agencies and organisations who work with children and young people work together to keep children safe.

Safeguarding children and young people is everyone’s responsibility.

0300 123 4043 – call the Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children Partnership anytime if you’re a child or young person being abused or mistreated, or if you’re an adult worried about a young person.

Call 999 if you’re in immediate danger or a crime is being committed

The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) is a national charity which works to fight child abuse.

Free and confidential help for young people in the UK. Here to help you 24/7. Visit the Childline website or call the Childline number.

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