Policies & Procedures

Child Protection and Safeguarding Children

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Pete Dolan

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Nichola Johnson

Designated Safeguarding Officers: Katherine McKenna, Owen Whelband, Megan Reek

At The Grange Therapeutic School safeguarding our pupils is of paramount importance. We provide a caring and professional setting with priority on the children’s safety and wellbeing are a priority.

We have an established Safeguarding Policy and clear procedures that incorporate recent Government and Policy Legislation. All staff receive a copy of the school’s Safeguarding Policy and Procedures as part of their induction, where they receive initial Child Protection training and information on how to respond to a concern about a pupil. All staff have regular training through the Leicestershire and Rutland Safeguarding in Education training program. Parents/carers, social workers, placing authorities and other significant people are also offered a copy of our policy.

The Grange provides guidance which sets out clear guidelines and expectations in the school with regards to Safer Working Practice for all staff. All staff are aware of their responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people.

We provide a caring and professional setting in which the children are a priority.

The Grange has a duty of care and therefore a responsibility to pass on any child protection and safeguarding concerns to the relevant children’s social care services.

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We take all complaints seriously. We have a clear complaints policy which is available from the school office or for download below. Initial concerns can be made in note form, in person, by telephone on 01664 454 264 or via email to office@knossington.rutland.sch.uk. If the complaint is concerning the Principal please contact Lynette Edwards, Regional Director – Education, on 07720 678816. An appeals process is included in this policy.


There were:

1 complaint in the academic year 2019-2020.

1 complaint in the academic year 2020-21

1 complaint in the year 2021- 22.



Full details of the following policies are available on request by contacting the school office:

  • Admissions
  • Anti-Racism
  • Assessment guidelines
  • Attendance
  • Curriculum
  • Drugs Education
  • EHCP support
  • Exclusion
  • Equal Opportunities
  • Internet Access
  • Managing Allegations
  • Medication
  • Safer recruitment
  • Schools harmful sexual behaviours
  • SEN
  • School Visits
  • Web Filtering