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Gretton Primary School


Gretton Primary School believes that it is of the upmost importance to have good systems for protecting children and safeguarding their welfare. This means that all those (including volunteers)  who work with children in the academy must be alert to possible concerns about every student and report these appropriately.  In order to protect our children, we aim to:

  • Create an atmosphere where all our pupils can feel secure, valued and listened to
  • Recognise signs and symptoms of abuse
  • Respond quickly and effectively to cases of suspected abuse
  • Ensure that all staff and volunteers have up to date safeguarding training

Our academy will support all children by:

  • Encouraging self-esteem and self-assertiveness whilst not condoning aggression or bullying
  • Promoting a caring, safe and positive environment within the academy

‚ÄčEveryone working with our children should be aware that:

  • Their role is to listen and note carefully any observations which could indicate abuse
  • They should not attempt to investigate once the initial concern is raised
  • They should involve the Designated Senior Leader (DSL) immediately
  • If the DSL's are not available, the Principal should be contacted
  • A disclosure of abuse or harm can be made at anytime (lesson times, break times, after school etc)
  • Before outside agencies are invited into the academy to work with our children or to carry out work on the premises, staff are required to ensure that all relevant DBS checks and identification has been seen.


If you have a concern that a child is being harmed or at risk of harm or you receive a disclosure (intentionally or unintentionally) you must contact one of our DSLs who are;

Mrs MacDonald -

Mrs Sanders -

Mrs Block -

Mrs Moore - 

Mrs Young

Mrs Crawford -

Office -

Other Safeguarding Agencies

The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

The MASH can advise on whether a family needs early help or whether they meet the threshold for statutory child protection. Telephone: 0300 126 1000

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)

The Designated Officer is accountable to the NSCB and operates independently within Children's Services to help safeguarding children.
Designated Officer: Andy Smith - 01604 367862
Designated Officer: Christine York - 01604 362633

Out of hours service

Should you need to contact children's Social Care urgently during the evening, at night or at the weekend, phone the out of hours team on 01604 626938. An operator will answer the phone and take details of the problem and your contact details. They will then pass this information over to the duty social worker.

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