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Safeguarding

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We take our duty of care very seriously as we are sure you would want us to.

Holcombe is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment.

No child will be allowed to leave the school, even in exceptional circumstances, with anyone other than you or a person that you have authorised.

Permission Forms, held by the School Office, should therefore, be kept up to date and anyone you have authorised to collect your child must bring identification with them.

Please ensure that the School Office holds up-to-date contact details for you and at least one emergency contact person. If your child becomes ill at school, or has an accident, we will contact you as soon as possible. Please keep mobile phones charged and switched on! It is very distressing for your child, you and school staff, if you cannot be contacted. In such cases, we will act on your behalf, to ensure that your child’s needs are met.

If we believe that your child has been, or is at risk of, being harmed – emotionally or physically, we will take action immediately. This may be by contacting the appropriate authority – Children’s Services or the Police.

Every member of the school community has a duty to protect their own and others’ health and safety.

Further Safeguarding information can be found on our Trust’s website.

The Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be found here: https://www.holcombegrammar.org.uk/about/policies/.

 

Holcombe Grammar School Safeguarding Team

Designated Safeguarding Lead – Miss Sue Gould

Principal/DDSL – Mr Lee Preston

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads:

Mr Andrew Anderson

Miss Dawn Sutton

Ms Ruby Mourino

Ms Tracy King

To contact a member of the team either call the school office or email safeguarding@holcombegrammar.org.uk