‘Safeguarding systems are robust’

‘The school is focused on keeping students safe’

​ January 2017 LA Review Visit

‘Decisive action has been taken to improve the culture of safeguarding. Consequently, pupils feel safe and well cared for’

July 2017 Ofsted Visit

Safeguarding at Cranbourne means ensuring that all members of our community are happy and safe and that young people can make informed decisions about the situations that present themselves.

This means we provide the following:

  • Safeguarding Curriculum
  • Child Protection
  • Support from internal and external agencies
  • Guidance, Information and Advice
  • Health and safety information

Students at Cranbourne are educated through the PDL Curriculum which encompasses our legal obligation to deliver the PSHE and Citizenship Curriculum.  Within this each student learns about relationships, the wider world and health and well being from Year 7-11.  This is delivered during PDL times, assemblies and on suspended timetable days.  Specific topics are also covered such as PREVENT.

Every member of Cranbourne has a responsibility to protect themselves and each other.  In School every member of staff is trained and refreshed on how to recognise and deal with a child protection concern.  The key members of staff in School that action concerns and who staff, students and parents can speak to are our Designated Safeguarding Team:

  • DSL – Miss Conlon
  • Deputy DSL – Mrs Clifforth
  • DSL Team – Mrs Gare, Miss Clark, Mrs Gray

If you have a concern or would like advice please contact the School and ask for any of the above members of staff.  Information is also displayed in reception and in the CPP Office.

We work very closely with many of the external agencies that support Children Services across Basingstoke.  These include Early Help Hub, Early Intervention Support Team, Catch 22, YPI, YOT and Spotlight to name a few.  In College students have access to our intervention team and ELSA.

Information and guidance is available in School, students can access this through the CPP Office. Parents should contact one of the DSL team or a member of staff that they feel confident to speak to.

Peer-on-peer abuse is any form of physical, sexual, emotional and financial abuse, and coercive control exercised between children, and within children’s relationships (both intimate and non-intimate), friendships, and wider peer associations.

Peer-on-peer abuse can take various forms, including (but not limited to): serious bullying (including cyberbullying), relationship abuse, domestic violence and abuse, child sexual exploitation, youth and serious youth violence, harmful sexual behaviour and/or prejudice-based violence including, but not limited to, gender-based violence.

Online peer-on-peer abuse is any form of peer-on-peer abuse with a digital element, for example, sexting, online abuse, coercion and exploitation, peer-on-peer grooming, threatening language delivered via online means, the distribution of sexualised content, and harassment.

In order to prevent and tackle peer-on-peer abuse, Cranbourne adopts a Contextual Safeguarding approach, which is an approach to understanding, and responding to, the risk of harm to which children can be exposed, and/or harm which they can experience, beyond their families. We recognise that the different relationships that children form in their neighbourhoods, schools, and online can feature violence, coercive control, and abuse.

Therefore we engage with individuals and agencies that do have influence over/within extra familial contexts, and recognise that assessment of, and intervention with, these extra-familial contexts is a critical part of safeguarding practices.

Contextual Safeguarding, therefore, expands the objectives of child protection systems in recognition that children are vulnerable to, and can experience, abuse in a range of social contexts.

If you believe a child that attends Cranbourne is at risk or you have a concern about them please contact the school and ask for the Designated Safeguard Lead.

Please use the link below to download the parents’ guide to Internet safety:

Internet Security Advice and Information (PDF)

Other useful links: