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.
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:
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.
Mrs G Clare - Designated Safety Lead / Assistant Headteacher
Ms B Kelly - Deputy Designated Safety Lead
Ms C Moata - Mental Health and Safeguarding
Ms C May - SENDCo
Ms K Pickering - Safeguarding Trustee
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 firstname.lastname@example.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/
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: