Our Trust is committed to Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of all of its learners and everyone working in or for our school shares an objective to help keep children and young people safe by:

To meet our commitment we have a whole school safeguarding policy and additional advice leaflets for both learners and adults.

Safeguarding (.pdf)

Safeguarding for adults (.pdf)

Kenton Whistleblowing Policy (.pdf)

These policies provide clear direction to staff and others about expected codes of behaviour in dealing with safeguarding issues. The policies also aim to make explicit the Trust's commitment to the development of good practice and sound procedures.

The purpose of the policies is, therefore, to ensure that Safeguarding concerns and referrals are handled sensitively, professionally and in ways that support the needs of the child's wellbeing.

We also strictly follow the Statutory guidance for schools and colleges (.pdf) issued by the Department for Education.

If you have a Safeguarding issue

Contact should be made immediately with the Designated Persons for our school or our Nominated Governor. Safeguarding issues can also be addressed to the Chair of Governors.

Designated Persons Nominated Governor Chair of Governors
Mr Devlin (Safeguarding Lead)
Ms J Carr
Ms A Barrett
Mr S Ord
Ms J Jones Ms J Jones

0191 2142200

Safeguarding Advice leaflets

We have put together leaflets for adults, advising on how we can all do the utmost to keep Learners safe. Copies of this leaflet are available from our Reception and are issued to every visitor to our school.

Safeguarding for Parents (.pdf)

Safeguarding training for Staff

Every member of staff at our school receives mandatory Safeguarding training as part of their induction when they join us, a yearly refresher as well as Safeguarding briefing notes throughout the year. Around school we also display information for Staff to remind them of our ongoing commitments and the routes to report any issues.

Safeguarding at Kenton poster (.pdf)

Advice on Whistleblowing

Kenton Whistleblowing Policy (.pdf) whistleblowing advice

NSPCC whistleblowing advice

If you have a Safeguarding issue, please contact us as soon as possible and talk to a Designated Member of staff.

At Kenton School we strictly follow the principles and rules as outlined in the Keeping Children Safe in Education policy.

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