The school operates a robust child protection and safeguarding policy which acts on statutory guidance and uses procedures that have been agreed by the local authority and are fully supported by the governing body and the staff. Safeguarding is of utmost importance at Bishop Thomas Grant, and parents and students are encouraged to report any concerns regarding child protection and safeguarding with Miss Murray, the Pastoral Deputy Head.
Parents are also encouraged to be aware of and read our policies pertaining to safeguarding, which can be accessed by clicking on the links below.
Students are encouraged to read and familiarise themselves with the Office of the Children's Rights Director's 'Young Person's Guide to Keeping Children Safe', sponsored by the DofE.
Prevent Strategy 2015 – Information for Parents
From July 2015 the government introduced the Prevent Strategy which places a duty on all schools (as well as other organisations) to safeguard children from radicalisation and extremism. This means that we as a school have a responsibility to protect children from extremist and violent views the same way we protect them from risks such as drugs or gang violence. Importantly, we provide a safe place for students to discuss these issues so they better understand how to protect themselves.
We would like to provide all parents and carers with an Introduction to the Prevent Strategy which can be viewed by clicking HERE.
There is also useful information on the LSCB (Lambeth Safeguarding Children Board) website, go to the "Keeping Children and Young People Safe Against Radicalisation and Extremism" document on the Lambeth website HERE.
We would also like to highlight our Extremism and Radicalisation Policy which can be viewed HERE.*
If you have anything at all that you would like to discuss about this issue, please do not hesitate to contact the school.
Designated Safeguarding Lead and Deputy Headteacher (Pastoral)