Greenhall is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
'Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility'.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding committment, including our Safeguarding Policy (including Child Protection). These can be viewed in the Policies section of our website.
Our approach to safeguarding is child-centred and coordinated. We will always consider what is in the best interests of the child. Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.
We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Joanne di Castiglione (Headteacher). Our Deputy DSL is Miss Natalie Hart (AHT).
'Safeguarding is a priority for the school. Leaders and governors have created a strong culture of safeguarding. Some members of the governing body bring specific expertise to the school which helps to ensure that arrangements are fit for purpose. Induction procedures for staff are a particular strength. Staff know exactly what to do if they have a concern. Due to the size of the school, all staff know and understand how to support the needs of individual children. Leaders have devised robust procedures for discussing the decisions they make about children’s welfare. These ‘supervision meetings’ are well recorded and evidence the important actions that leaders take to keep children safe.' (Ofsted, 2018)