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Safeguarding at Kenton Bar Primary School


This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


This means that we have a Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and procedures in place. All staff (including supply staff, volunteers and governors) must ensure that they are aware of these procedures. Parents and carers are welcome to read the policy, which can be found below. 


Sometimes 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.


The Difference Between Safeguarding and Child Protection


People sometimes wonder what the difference is between the terms safeguarding and child protection.


In practice, Safeguarding is the policies and practices that schools and Governing Bodies employ to keep children safe and promote their well-being. This means everything from security of the buildings, to the safe recruitment of staff and everything in between.  


As you can see, Child Protection is one aspect of Safeguarding.  Child Protection is a term used to describe the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm.


Our Designated Person(s) are:


Gillian Easton (Designated Safeguarding Lead)

Elaine Boardman (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)

Sarah Gray (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)

Rebekah Vaughan (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)

Jenny Middleton (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)


Our safeguarding governor is James Hall 


If you are concerned about a child’s welfare, please record your concern, and any observations or conversation heard, and report to one of the Designated Persons as soon as possible the same day. Do NOT conduct your own investigation.


If your concerns relate to the actions or behaviour of a member of staff (which could suggest that s/he is unsuitable to work with children) then you should report this to one of the Designated Persons in confidence, who will refer the matter to the Headteacher (or the Chair of Governors if the concern relates to the Headteacher)– who will consider what action to take.


Safer Recruitment   


Kenton Bar Primary School is fully committed in ensuring that staff and volunteers are suitable to work with children and young people. It is a vital part of creating a safe and positive environment and making a commitment to keep children safe from harm. We adopt and follow the following: 

  • safeguarding and protecting all children and young people by implementing robust safer recruitment practices
  • identifying and rejecting applicants who are unsuitable to work with children and young people
  • responding to concerns about the suitability of applicants during the recruitment process
  • responding to concerns about the suitability of employees and volunteers once they have begun their role
  • ensuring all new staff and volunteers participate in an comprehensive induction which includes child protection and safeguarding
  • providing staff with a list of the supporting procedures and policies that link to safeguarding

Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy

Child Friendly Safeguarding Policy

Our Safeguarding Team

Other policies such as the Whistleblowing policy, the Antibullying and Behaviour policy can be found in the policies section of the website. 


More policies

Ways to contact the NSPCC


(The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children is a charity campaigning and working in child protection in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands).


  • Provide as much information as you can about the child and the concerns you have.

  • If you have any details that can help to identify the child, such as their name or address, please share them too.

  • If you’re requesting information, please tell us what you want it for.


Telephone 0808 800 5000


Calls are free from landlines and most mobiles.


Text 88858


This service is free and they will try to text you back within three hours.