Safeguarding Statement 2019-20

The Safeguarding and Welfare of children and young people is the very highest priority of all staff at Kingsmead School. 

We believe that students have a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment which includes the right to protection from all types of abuse.

Staff are vigilant for signs of any student in distress and are confident in applying our Child Protection and Safeguarding procedures.

Safeguarding legislation and government guidance says that safeguarding means:

The school's Child Protection and Safeguarding Team consists of: Mr Andy Dunnett (Designated Safeguarding Lead and Online Safety Lead), Mrs Beth Warwick (Deputy DSL) and Mr Mark Williams (Safeguarding Trained). 

The school safeguards students with specific reference to the following Department for Education statutory documents:

The Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy is available to parents/carers and students on the school website here.

All staff receive annual Child Protection and Safeguarding update training and are aware of the procedures for passing on concerns within school.

If any members of the school or local community have concerns about the welfare of a young person in the school, please pass them on to a member of the School’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Team.