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All visitors to the school are made aware of the school's safeguarding policy and procedures. Information is provided to ensure they follow our protocols. Please click the link below to view our visitor's safeguarding leaflet.
Northamptonshire Children's Trust
The Local Authority provide support for safeguarding. Please visit their website for more information.
If it is an emergency and you think that a child may be in immediate danger please contact the emergency services directly by calling 999.
If you are worried or concerned about something that has happened to you, a friend or someone you know, please call us on 0300 126 7000 to speak to the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH).
Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility
Kingsthorpe Village Primary School recognises our statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. We will endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We will be alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice.
Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. We recognise that our school is part of a wider safeguarding system and work closely with the Northamptonshire Safeguarding Children Partnership and other agencies to promote the welfare of children. We maintain an attitude of ‘it could happen here’ and will consider the wishes of, and at all times, what is in the best interests of each child.
The Safeguarding Team are as follows:
Mr Brian Gwynne (Designated Safeguarding Lead)
Mrs Stephanie Tillman (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)
Mrs Susan Hassett (Safeguarding Governor)
The team will:
- Act as a source of support and expertise on matters relating to safeguarding and child protection to ensure that other members of staff can carry out their safeguarding duty;
- Liaise with the Local Authority and work with other agencies in line with ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018);
- Identify if children may benefit from early help, including making referrals to the approriate external service e.g MASH, police
- Be available during school or college hours for staff to discuss any safeguarding concerns. In the event that they are not available, a deputy will be made available;
- Undertake training to equip them with the skills to carry out the role and update this every two years;
- Attend or ensure an appropriate representative attends multi-agency safeguarding or child protection meetings;
- Promote a ‘culture of safeguarding’, in which every member of the school community acts in the best interests of the child.
If you feel you need help or support from the Safeguarding Team, please contact your child's class teacher in the first instance. You can also find information on supporting your child and/or family on our Pastoral Care part of the website.