Safeguarding - It is everyone's responsibility
Under the Education Act 2002 (Section 175 for maintained schools), schools must make arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
The Children Act (1989) requires all school staff to pass on information which gives rise to a concern about a child’s welfare, including risk from neglect, physical, emotional or sexual abuse. Staff will seek, in general, to discuss any concerns with the parent/carer and discuss the need to make a referral to Children’s Social Care if that is considered necessary. This will only be done where such discussion will not place the child at increased risk of significant harm or cause undue delay. The school will seek advice from Children’s Social Care when they have reasonable cause to suspect a child may be suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. Occasionally, concerns are passed on which are later found to be unfounded.
Parents/carers will appreciate that the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead carries out their responsibilities in accordance with the law and acts in the best interests of all children.
Please find below the names of our Designated Safeguarding Leads in school
Margaret Pollard - Headteacher
Jenny Mitchell-Hilton - Deputy Headteacher & KS1 lead
Dean Sanderson - Year 6 class teacher & maths lead
If you need to contact a DSL, please call the school on 01926 640 397 or send and email marked with the subject 'FAO DSL' on firstname.lastname@example.org
Kineton Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment