Safeguarding

As a school we take safeguarding issues very seriously. The following gives an overview of what we do at CGSG:

· Safeguarding procedures in school are overseen by a member of the Senior Leadership Team, Adele Solomides, responsible for ensuring that these procedures are in place and are monitored regularly

· The Academy has a designated DSL (Designated Safeguarding Lead currently Adele Solomides) and a Safeguarding Team who meet regularly to discuss any ongoing safeguarding or welfare concerns, offering support and guidance where necessary.

· The Academy's Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy can be viewed under the policies section of the school website.

· All staff, including non-teaching staff have received recognised training in safeguarding and child protection.

· A central record is kept of all adults who either work in the school or who help as volunteers with details of DBS checks in place.

· Any visitors to the school are required to report to the office to obtain a named visitor’s badge and are given a summary sheet about safeguarding within the school.

· Senior members of staff involved in the recruitment of teaching and non-teaching staff have received recognised training in safer recruitment, and have put in place appropriate procedures to ensure that appropriate checks have been made before appointments are taken up.

· All staff, including non-teaching staff know the procedures for reporting safeguarding or welfare concerns.

· All students understand the importance of safeguarding issues and have been introduced to the members of the Safeguarding Team in assemblies. They too are aware of how to report safeguarding or welfare concerns about themselves or others.

· All students are aware of the importance of e-safety and have received guidance from the IT department and through assemblies on safe use of the Internet.

For any immediate safeguarding concerns please contact our email address below. This email address is checked frequently by our CGSG Safeguarding Team.

childprotection@chathamgirlsgrammar.medway.sch.uk

Please find some useful contact details for our Safeguarding Team:

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL): Adele Solomides

Prevent Officer: Claire Grimes

SENCO: Simon Richter

Chatham Grammar School for Girls: 01634 851262

Contact Details for Medway Children’s Safeguarding Team: 01634 334466

Emergency Out of Hours Social Care: 03000 419191

Contact Details for Kent Children’s Safeguarding Team: 03000 411111