Safeguarding and Welfare of our Pupils
Safeguarding our children is embedded in our curriculum and everyday culture.
The staff and governors at Grove Primary School and Nursery believe that it is always unacceptable for a child to experience abuse of any kind. We recognise our responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children.
Our aim is to work together to safeguard children by:
Here2Help is a community action scheme, originally dedicated to helping those who needed support during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are now evolving the service so it offers advice, support and help to a wide range of services across Worcestershire.
As lockdown begins to ease, Here2Help will still help to support people who need to self-isolate and offer support to those who are unable to seek help from family, friends or neighbours.
Here2Help has been such a success, we have expanded the range of resources available. Here2Help will provide support for people of all ages and is available for both residents and organisations to access information, advice, tools, guidance and local support available to them or others in the local community based on their needs.
Cyberbullying and online harassment can be extremely distressing. They can be even classed as criminal offences in some cases. There are lots of places that offer information and help to children and parents.
Here are some of the key websites that you can share with your child at home:
CBBC website: www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc
What is cyber bullying and online harassment?
Making comments or posts that are deliberately abusive, offensive, threatening or inflammatory. Liking and sharing this kind of abuse can also count as bullying and harassment.
There's a very detailed definition of cyberbullying at:
How you can stay safer
With a large building site next to and behind the school, Mrs Bilke arranged for Spellar and Metcalfe to come into school and talk to the children about the dangers of building sites.
H&S Manager Tony and Buzz Sitegear lead a very amusing but serious assembly to help keep us all safe.
Road Safety Week
On Tuesday 20th November, two police officers came into school to talk to the children about Road Safety. They learnt about where to sit in the car in order to keep themselves safe. They enjoyed the 'Car Seat' limbo which helped the children understand whether they needed to still use a car seat when travelling. Children that needed a car seat received a red sticker and children that didn't need a car seat received a green sticker. So we now all know how to stay safe - Thank you Kerry-Ann and Andrea.