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The Grove Infant and Nursery School

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Ofsted Outstanding in all areas - November 2023

What does Safeguarding mean at The Grove?

At The Grove, we strongly believe that the whole school community is responsible for keeping children safe.  We understand the essential role we play in protecting children.  As such, our school safeguards children by:


  • creating a safe environment for children and young people through robust safeguarding practices

  • teaching children about keeping themselves safe

  • ensuring that adults who work in the school, including volunteers, are safe and pose no risk to children

  • training staff and keeping them updated with safeguarding policy and practices, so that they are confident in responding to concerns

  • maintaining an environment where children feel able to share worries with any member of staff


We have a Safeguarding Team (Designated Safeguarding Leads), who are responsible for ensuring that polices and practices are effective and who have a legal responsibility for dealing with safeguarding issues, providing advice and support to staff, liaising with the Local Authority, and working with a range of other agencies.