Safeguarding Information

At Sutton Grammar School the safety and wellbeing of our pupils is our highest priority. Together with providing exceptional pastoral care, we are proactive in ensuring all students have the information and knowledge to keep themselves safe at school, online and they know how to communicate any concerns they have personally or about others. All staff and students are aware of which members of staff make up the Safeguarding team and know the procedures in place to raise any concerns.

As a school we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of our students. We work hard to create a safe and welcoming environment where all young people feel valued and are respected. All adults working in the school are aware of their duty to protect children from harm and abuse, promote their welfare and be alert to indications that any student may be at risk or harm or abuse. They are aware that this could happen to any young person and that any concerns they have need to be referred on immediately to a member of the school's Safeguarding Team.

Prior to employment all staff (paid or voluntary) at the school are checked against the government's Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for their suitability to work with children and young people. We also check proof of qualifications and employment history references. All interview panels include staff qualified in 'safer recruitment' and include elements to further test candidates' suitability to work with children

Safeguarding is an important part of our staff induction process and all our staff complete annual Safeguarding training and refresher training throughout the year. This training ensures that they have the knowledge and the skills to carry out their safeguarding responsibilities effectively.

Our Safeguarding Team


The school works within the London Child Protection Procedures (London Safeguarding Children Board) which has been adopted by the Sutton Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) and in accordance with the following Government documents:

Working Together to Safeguard Children:

Keeping Children Safe in Education:


If you are your child has any concerns or worries please visit our signposting page for support websites available here: