Kingswood Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We believe that children have a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment, which includes the right to protection from all types of abuse, where staff are vigilant for signs of any child in distress and are confident about applying the processes to avert and alleviate any such problems. This means that we have a Safeguarding Policy and procedures in place. All staff (including supply staff, volunteers and governors) must ensure that they are aware of these procedures. There is a link to the policy at the bottom of this page.
At times we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead teacher is:
Mr D Steele
Our deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead teachers are:
Mrs J Waterson
Mrs S James
Our Safeguarding Governor is:
Mrs Claire Hider
Key documents that schools refer to with regard to safeguarding include:
All schools have a duty to prevent radicalisation and extremism and staff have had training on this. At Kingswood we will actively challenge pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British Values, including ‘extremist’ views. More information can be found about British Values in the curriculum section of the website.
Please see the leaflet on Prevent via the following link: