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Bourne Grammar School takes seriously its responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of students and believes that the safety and wellbeing of children is of paramount importance.
Everyone who works with and comes into contact with children at Bourne Grammar School has a responsibility to keep them safe. All staff members receive safeguarding and child protection training which is regularly updated and the School follows robust safer recruitment procedures.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:

  1. protecting children from maltreatment;
  2. preventing the impairment of children’s mental and physical health or development;
  3. ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care, and
  4. taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
If you have a safeguarding concern, please contact Mrs Ford on 01778 422288 option 2 or Mrs Holbrook on 01778 422 244 ext 254 or email and they will be able to direct your concern to our Designated Safeguarding Lead or our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads. If your concern is regarding a child being in immediate danger, please call the Police (999).
Bourne Grammar School’s Designated Safeguarding Lead is:
Mr M A Brunker (Deputy Headteacher, Pastoral)
Bourne Grammar School’s Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are:
Mrs L Holbrook (Safeguarding Officer)
Mr S Chamberlain (Head of Year 7)
Mrs S L Shales (Head of Sixth Form)
Mrs M Ford (Student Manager)
The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) takes lead responsibility for safeguarding and child protection. They provide advice and support to staff about child welfare and child protection matters. They also contribute to the assessment of children and take part in strategy discussions and inter-agency meetings. The Deputy DSLs are trained to the same standard as the DSL and support them with their work to safeguard children.
The School's Safeguarding Policy can be found here.
Further Safeguarding Advice and Support 
NSPCC 0808 800 5000
Childline 0800 1111
Make a referral to Lincolnshire Children's Services01522 782111
Online Safety
Drugs and Alcohol Awareness