Clitheroe Royal Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.
Our child protection policy provides clear direction regarding expected codes of behaviour in dealing with child protection issues. It also makes explicit the school’s commitment to the development of good practice and sound procedures, to ensure that child protection concerns and referrals may be handled sensitively, professionally and in ways which prioritise the needs of our students.
All staff are required to undergo an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check and to read the documents available below.
Young people are most likely to be successful academically if they feel secure in their school environment. Safeguarding themes form an integral part of the Main School PSHE programme and the Sixth Form Guidance programme. Staff are trained regularly in a variety of aspects of Safeguarding and Child Protection and we have 6 members of the Senior Leadership team trained as Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs).
What to do if you are worried about a child and think they might be suffering abuse
During term-time, if you’re worried that a CRGS student is at risk or is being abused, of if you have any concern about Safeguarding or Child Protection, please contact Mrs C Reeves (Main School) or Mr J Powell (Sixth Form). They are the Designated Safeguarding Leads and can be contacted by telephone 01200 423379 (Main School) or 01200 423118 (Sixth Form). The Back-up Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mrs K Johnston (Assistant Headteacher – Sixth Form), Mrs C George (Assistant Headteacher – Main School), Ms J Renold (Assistant Headteacher) and Mrs J Child (Headteacher).
During school holidays all safeguarding issues should be directed to the Children’s Social Care Team at Lancashire County Council on the following telephone number: 0300 1236720 (between 8.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.) or out of hours 0300 1236722 (8.00 p.m. to 8.00 a.m.).
An important theme covered in assemblies as part of Main School PSHE and Sixth Form Guidance programe is eSafety. For further information see our eSafety page.