'The school, through its distinctive Christian character, is outstanding at meeting the needs of all learners.' SIAMS Inspection Report

Everyone at Grendon CE Primary School has a responsibility to keep children safe and protected.  If you have any concerns about the welfare of a child in our school please speak to our safeguarding Designated Leads who are John Wayland and Charlotte French.

Our Safeguarding Governor is Julia Brown (Chair of Governors)

Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (M.A.S.H)

The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) deals with referrals from professionals and members of the public who may have concerns about a child’s welfare following contact with the helpline that is now also based in the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub. It makes the process of dealing with referrals quicker and more effective by improving the way county council: Children’s social care, Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS), Youth Offending Service (YOS) and education, work alongside other partner agency colleagues including Northamptonshire police, Northamptonshire health partners, National Probation Service, and the East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) to share information.

Contact MASH: 0300 126 7000

Email:  MAS 


Volunteering in school

The school welcomes voluntary help in school and on trips and counts itself very lucky that it has such a willing group of parents to support the good work of the school. If you would like to volunteer in school on a regular basis then it is a requirement to hold a valid DBS certificate. To understand more about this process, please read the Protocol for Volunteers in School document which you can download below. Alongside this, please familiarise yourself with the Safeguarding Pupils: Visitors' Guide, also available below.


Online Safety

Online safety is an important part of our curriculum in supporting children to navigate the online world safely.  There is a great deal of help and advice available for Parents/Carers in order to support this learning at home, as well as information on potentially harmful online contents that adults may not be familiar with.

Parents and Carers - UK Safer Internet Centre

Information, Advice and Support to Keep Children Safe Online (internetmatters.org)

Parents and carers | CEOP Education (thinkuknow.co.uk)


Prevent - Radicalisation and Extremism

Prevent is a national safeguarding programme that supports people who are at risk of becoming involved with terrorism through radicalisation. Radicalisation means someone is being encouraged to develop extreme views or beliefs in support of terrorist groups and activities. Information and advice can be found on the following websites: 

Northamptonshire Police - Prevent

Parents' Resources - Educate Against Hate


County Lines

The term County Line is used to describe gang and criminal networks that are involved in the transportation of illegal drugs within the UK.  This often involves the exploitation of children and vulnerable adults to transport drugs and money, and will often rely on coercion and intimidation tactics, violence, and weapons.

If you are concerned about this or would like further information, please visit: Northamptonshire Police - County Lines

Further information and advice regarding gangs and criminal activity can be found on the following websites:

I’m worried about my child and knife crime - Support for Parents from Action For Children

Criminal exploitation and gangs | NSPCC


FGM Support

FGM occurs for various cultural, religious and social reasons and can cause psychological, emotional and medical problems, as well as other serious long term medical issues. It is a form of abuse and violence against young girls and women, and is illegal in the UK. Details of how to report concerns, as well as advice for individuals who could or have been affected by this can be found on the following website:

FGM support organisations | Northamptonshire Police (northants.police.uk)


Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)

Parents and Carers play a vital role to play in protecting children from abuse. Sexual exploitation involves manipulating or forcing a child to take part in sexual acts.  The child can perceive this as a consensual relationship, or it could be perpetrated in return for attention, affection, money, drugs, alcohol or somewhere to stay. This victim often believes the abuser is their boyfriend or girlfriend, and they may face violence and threats in order to make them take part in inappropriate behaviour. Information, advice and resources can be found on the following link

Child Sexual Exploitation - Northamptonshire Safeguarding Children Board (northamptonshirescb.org.uk)