Safeguarding

Kingsmead Schools Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be found here

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding means:

Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. This includes child protection procedures which detail how to respond to concerns about a child. (https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/safeguarding-child-protection)

Kingsmead School follows the following statutory guidance for safeguarding:

Keeping children safe in education 2022

Working together to safeguard children 2018

At Kingsmead School we strive to make sure your child leads a safe and healthy lifestyle. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum that educates your child in what a successful, health lifestyle looks like and guides them in how to identify risks and dangers that could affect them.

As parents, you want to make sure that your children develop healthily and thrive. We're here to help you with advice on how you can build strong relationships with your children and keep them safe.

It's more than just physical safety. A big part of keeping children safe is making sure to look after their emotional and mental well-being. Helping them develop healthy emotional bonds from infancy can have a lifelong effect, and a strong relationship can make it easier when you want to discuss issues such as expressions of sexual behaviour or self-harm.

Of course, some people find it awkward to talk about certain subjects. So if you don't know how to talk to your child about difficult issues, these pages will provide helpful advice and support.

As your child grows older, you'll also worry about how to keep them safe when you're not always around. When is a child old enough to be home alone? And how can they keep safe when they're out on their own? You'll also want to teach them about online safety and the dangers of sexting - and help them understand how to stay safe on social networks by being Share Aware.

SAFEGUARDING TEAM:

Mrs G Clare - Assistant Headteacher

Ms B Kelly - Deputy Designated Safety Lead

Ms C May - SENDCo

Ms C Batteson - Assistant Headteacher

Ms K Pickering - Safeguarding Governor

How to report safeguarding concerns

If you are concerned that a student is being harmed, is at risk of harm, or a disclosure has been received, please email safe@kingsmead.org immediately. You can also call the school reception on 0208 351 5000.

Useful numbers and websites

Childline: 0800 1111 https://www.childline.org.uk/

NSPCC help line: 0808 800 5000

The police: (if you are in danger): 999

LGBT switchboard: 0300 330 0630

Kooth: (www.kooth.com) support service for students wellbeing 

Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub: 0208 379 5555

Barnardos: 0800 008 7005

Please use the links below for more important safeguarding information:

The Screen Time Diet: Helping Your Teen Find Balance With Their Tech.

Bullying UK - What to do if your child is being bullied

NSPCC - Talk Pants

Child Protection and Safeguarding

Digital Safety and Wellbeing Kit

Educate Against Hate

A Parent's Guide to Self Harm

Parents safeguarding and students e safety

Parent Info from CEOP & Parent Zone

Excessive Gaming Information Leaflet

Social Media Information Leaflet 

Be Kind Online

Call of Duty Game

Children's Mental Health

Cyberbullying

Facebook

FIFA 20 Online

Hidden Photo Apps

Minecraft

Online Gaming Gambling

Online Safety Tips

Online Safety Tips #2

Smartphone Online Safety Tips

STEAM

STEAM #2

TIKTOK

WINK Online Safety

Parents' Ultimate Guide to TikTok (Commonsense Media)

TikTok app safety – What parents need to know (Internet Matters)

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