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At The Grange Academy we want members of our community to confidently share their concerns and seek advice when needed. Care, respect and integrity are key principles of our safeguarding practice, and we strive to ensure that all students experience high quality pastoral support throughout their time at The Grange Academy.   Our Pastoral team consists of our Heads of Year, Year Leads, Year Achievement Leaders and our Behaviour mentors.  The pastoral team is led and managed by our designated safeguarding lead (DSL) and Vice Principal Mr Jon Nagle.  

The Grange provides a safe, inclusive and stimulating environment which supports our students to engage in a range of powerful learning experiences in the classroom, and during our wider enrichment curriculum activities.

Our pastoral curriculum is embedded through our PSHE and RSE  (Relationships and Sex Education) frameworks and promotes the social, moral, spiritual, cultural and physical development of all students. See our curriculum page or check our link to various materials to support parents and students:

PSHE/RSE Information Page

At The Grange, safeguarding matters are treated in a sensitive, respectful and professional manner. All staff engage in safeguarding training throughout the course of the year and are aware of response and reporting procedures. This ensures that all staff remain vigilant and are able to support children and families as and when needed.

The DSL and wider the Safeguarding Team work in partnership with local statutory and community services, for example Local Authority Inclusion services, Children’s Social Care, CAMHS and the Police. The team are highly experienced and are aware of local reporting thresholds, processes and contextual safeguarding matters. 

On this page you will find information about Child Protection and Safeguarding including topics such as E-safety, preventing harmful sexualised behaviour, PREVENT, FGM and Child Sexual Exploitation and our Safeguarding Policy.

Our students have created their own Child on Child Abuse Charter that is displayed around our academy. 

peer on peer abuse charter.pdf

Report a Safeguarding concern

If you would like to contact the safeguarding team, please email or call us using the details below.  You can also report concerns in person by speaking to a member of staff in the Academy. Please provide as much information as you can, including your name so that we can get in touch with you quickly. 

icanreport@thegrange.futureacademies.org (Student reporting address)

j.nagle@thegrange.futureacademies.org (Designated Safeguarding Lead)

k.seabrook@thegrange.futureacademies.org (Deputy DSL)

j.wride@thegrange.futureacademies.org (PSHE, RSE and Pastoral Development)

 Some important topics for Parent/Carers/Students to be aware of.


Prevent is part of CONTEST, the Government’s strategy to address terrorism. The main aim of Prevent is to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. Prevent focuses on all forms of terrorist threats.  E.g. international terrorism, far right extremists (among others).

The Government’s Prevent strategy can be found at the following address: www.homeoffice.gov.uk


The police, Local Authorities, and our partner organisations are working together to help strengthen and empower our communities to reject those who want to cause harm. We work together and focus on three key themes:

  • Safeguarding vulnerable individuals through the provision of advice and support and intervention projects.
  • Working closely with institutions such as Universities, Schools, Prisons, Health, Charities and faith establishments.
  • Challenging terrorist ideology by working closely with other local and national agencies, partners and our communities.

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)

Child sexual exploitation is a type of sexual abuse in which children are sexually exploited for money, power or status.

Children or young people may be tricked into believing they're in a loving, consensual relationship. They might be invited to parties and given drugs and alcohol. They may also be groomed and exploited online.

Some children and young people are trafficked into or within the UK for the purpose of sexual exploitation. Sexual exploitation can also happen to young people in gangs.

Online Safety

Please see our Student online Safety charter.  This has been written by all students at The Grange and our Student Council. 


If you're under 18 and a nude image or video of you has been shared online, you can report it to be removed from the internet. Just click the button above and follow the steps on the Childline webpage.

SWGfL Report Harmful Content

The button has been developed to offer anyone living in the UK a simple and convenient mechanism for gaining access to reporting routes for commonly used social networking sites, gaming platforms, apps and streaming services alongside trusted online safety advice, help and support. It also provides access to an online mechanism for reporting online harm to the RHC service for those over the age of 13 where an initial report has been made to industry but no action has been taken. RHC will review content in line with a sites' community standards and act in a mediatory capacity where content goes against these.

National Online Safety Mobile App

Say hello to the new National Online Safety mobile application. Created by experts, developed by NoS. 

With all online safety knowledge available at your fingertips, the NOS app empowers parents and teachers to understand and address online safeguarding risks – any time, anywhere.

The world’s most comprehensive online safety app, it’s packed with insightful courses, explainer videos, webinars and guides on topics that will help you protect the kids you care about when they’re online.

Find more information here: https://info.nationalonlinesafety.com/mobile-app

Information technology is ever changing and ever evolving. The possibilities and opportunities presented through proper use are invaluable and unimaginable. As such, Online Safety is a crucial part of any schools key safeguarding duties. TJA has an ongoing commitment to safeguarding all children in our care and we encourage them to partake in and promote appropriate online behaviour and awareness of the risks associated with the use of Technology. We aim to educate students on how to manage these risks and provide them with a safe environment in which they can engage in educational online activities.

The main risks associated with the use of information technology can be categorised in to the ‘Four C’s’:


Exposure to inappropriate materials such as or relating to Pornography, violence, self-harm, extremism, drugs and substance abuse, hate etc.


Inappropriate interactions with other people, known or unknown. This includes grooming, cyber bullying, hacking, ‘catfishing’, identity theft etc


Behaviour online and through other forms of communication (such as mobile phones), including copyright issues, privacy issues, data protection issues and sexting.


risks such as online gambling, inappropriate advertising, phishing and or financial scams.


At The Grange we have systems and guidance in place to educate and help students to understand the importance of staying safe online, and to prevent harmful or inappropriate content from appearing or being accessed at school. We have an internet filter provided by Senso Cloud that works to block websites that may be inappropriate or harmful whilst still allowing students to get the educational benefits available through use of technology.

As a secondary measure we also use a monitoring software that keeps a record of any ‘violations’ it detects, ranging from the use of racial, homophobic or extreme words in documents or on websites and the access of web pages with inappropriate names. In most cases websites will be automatically closed down as well as a ‘violation’ logged.

Additionally we have an online safety policy in place and all staff, students and visitors sign an Acceptable Use Agreement that clearly defines the expectations when using technology or devices provided by the school. This policy and agreement is integrated with other key policies such as safeguarding, anti-bullying and behaviour. (Policies)

We aim to train and educate the entire school community on Online Safety:

Students have weekly PSHE lessons, each term we set at least one of these lessons to be about an important area of Online Safety. Students are often reminded of the importance of Online Safety throughout the school year and there are posters with best practice displayed around the school.

Staff are regularly reminded of the importance of Online Safety and educating students in Online Safety. We hold training sessions for every member of staff that is regularly updated in order to keep up to date with new technologies and trends in online dangers.

Better Internet for Kids

https://www.betterinternetforkids.eu/ - The Better Internet for Kids portal provides information, guidance and resources on better internet issues from the joint Insafe-INHOPE network of Safer Internet Centres in Europe, and other key stakeholders.

Get Safe Online - Free Expert Advice

https://www.getsafeonline.org/safeguarding-children/ - Get Safe Online is the UK’s leading source of unbiased, factual and easy-to-understand information on online safety.


https://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers - Childnet’s mission is to work in partnership with others around the world to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.

Childnet Parents and Carers Resource Sheet



https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ - Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.

Child Exploitation and Online Protection

https://www.ceop.police.uk - CEOP is here to keep children safe from sexual abuse and grooming online.

NSPCC Keeping Children Safe Online

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/ - Online safety help from the UK's leading children’s charity.

NSPCC - Net Aware

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/ - Your guide to apps, games and social media sites

Internet Matters

https://www.internetmatters.org/ - a not-for-profit organisation that has a simple purpose – to empower parents and carers to keep children safe in the digital world.

Internet Matters - Tackling Online Hate

https://www.internetmatters.org/resources/tackling-online-hate-and-trolling - a subsection of Internet Matters that focuses on tackling online hate with some really good advice to support children and young people

Internet Matters - Age specific online safety advice


Parent Info

https://parentinfo.org/ - Help and advice for families in a digital world.

UK Safer Internet Centre

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers - Tips, advice, guides and resources to help keep your child safe online.


https://www.kooth.com - Kooth PLC is a digital mental health and wellbeing company working to provide a welcoming space for digital mental health care, available to all.

Vodafone Digital Parenting Guides

https://www.vodafone.com/content/digital-parenting.html - Helping your family live a happy and safe digital life.

Let's Talk About It

https://www.ltai.info/staying-safe-online/ - an initiative designed to provide practical help and guidance to the public in order to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.

BBC Own It

https://www.bbc.com/ownit - BBC site with a lot of content for children to help them navigate their online lives, and the free smartphone app comes with a special keyboard which can intervene with help and support in the moments that children need it the most. It can be downloaded for free in the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

Ask About Games

https://www.askaboutgames.com - answering questions parents and players have about video game age ratings, provide advice on how to play games safely and responsibly, and offer families helpful tips to ensure they get the most out of the games they enjoy together.

UKCISS Social Media Guidance

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/490001/Social_Media_Guidance_UKCCIS_Final_18122015.pdf.pdf - A practical guide for parents and carers whose children are using social media

Childnet Online Sexual Bullying Advice

Childnet have released a new resource for parents of children aged 9-12 to talk about the issue of online sexual bullying. A very difficult area to discuss so this should help parents. The video is quite hard-hitting so great care will be needed, but as Childnet says, "it's the thing that is happening online but nobody is talking about."

There is a video and a downloadable leaflet HERE.

TikTok Safety Feature Information

With TikTok surging in popularity, including children deliberately increasing their followers to 1,000 so that they can go live, it's good to see TikTok making more controls available for parents. The features, which are available via Family Pairing, include the ability to prevent the child searching and preventing strangers from seeing the childs' post.


 Please find the Government guidance: KCSIE (Keeping Children Safe in Education)