Kingsley Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils. School staff, governors and volunteers are expected to demonstrate this commitment in all elements of their work. At Kingsley Primary School we achieve this by:

* establishing and maintaining an environment where children feel secure and are encouraged to talk and are listened to.

* ensuring that staff are able to identify welfare concerns and take appropriate action to address their concerns.

* ensuring that children know that there are adults in school whom they can approach if they are worried.

* including opportunities in the PSHE curriculum for children to develop the skills they need to recognise and stay safe from abuse.

* recognising that each pupil's welfare is of paramount importance and that some children may be especially vulnerable to abuse, eg. those with special educational needs, those living with adverse circumstances, eg. those who witness violence.

Rigorous internal systems are in place to ensure safeguarding at a high level. It is everyone's responsibility to keep children safe. Staff, volunteers and parents should also be aware that anyone can make a referral to the Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) at any time.

The Designated Safeguarding Leads in school are Mrs Shepperdson, Mrs Lane, Mrs McArdle, Mrs D'alessio and Mrs Taylor.


 Mrs Shepperdson         Mrs Lane           Mrs McArdle           Mrs D'alessio  

 Safeguarding Governor: Mrs Julia Mann

Useful links:

Northamptonshire Safeguarding Children's Board

Parents guide to MASH

If you have any concerns about a child's online safety, please check out the websites below.

Thinkuknow Aims to empower children and young people to identify the risks they may face online and know where to go for support

CEOP Provides lots of useful information to help keep your child safe online, about spotting the signs and dealing with exploitation. There are different areas of the website for parents and for children.

NSPCC online safety