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Grand Avenue Primary and Nursery School fully recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. We wish to create a safe, welcoming and vigilant environment for children where they feel valued and are respected.

We are able to play a significant part in the prevention of harm to our children by providing them with good lines of communication with trusted adults, supportive friends and an ethos of protection.

We recognise that all adults in our school have a full and active part to play in protecting our pupils from harm and have an equal responsibility to act on any suspicion or disclosure that may suggest a child is at risk of harm. We are committed to and follow strict procedures with regards to safe recruitment.

Our school is committed to providing an environment in which children and young people feel safe, secure, valued and respected and which promotes their social, physical and moral development.

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Mrs Shona Pitcher
Tel: 0208 399 5344
Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Margaret Barrington
Tel: 0208 399 5344
Chair of Governors
Mrs Jenny Gresson
Designated Governor for Safeguarding/Child Protection
Mrs Cath Tanner

If you are concerned about a child please contact the Single Point of Access (SPA) service on 020 8547 5008

Safeguarding - Support for Parents
We recommend the following websites

Directory of domestic abuse and local services

Please click here for a copy of Keeping You Safe Kingston & Richmond Safeguarding Children Partnership (KRSCP) annual report for young people.

An external audit of our safeguarding systems and procedures was undertaken in Spring 2019. Click here to read a copy of the report. All recommendations have been actioned.

Our Safeguarding Policy is in the policies section of the school website.

COVID-19 School Risk Assessment.

Click here for further information for support from other agencies.