Kells Infant School

Safeguarding at Kells Infants

The designated safeguarding team have a clear framework in place to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and their families. We maintain a professional attitude of 'it could happen here' where Safeguarding is concerned. Where there are concerns about the welfare of a pupil, staff members will always act in the best interests of the child. Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility and the schools locally all work closely together to make sure that all the children and young people in our neighbourhood are kept safe, well and thrive.
Our school will continue to maintain an ethos where pupils feel secure, are encouraged to talk, are listened to and feel safe.

If you have any concerns about an individual pupil or family, you can speak in confidence to our safeguarding team: 

Safeguarding Team

Designated Safeguarding Lead:

Mrs Wendy Figes - Headteacher

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads:

Mrs Nicola Pennington - Early Years Leader

Mrs Elaine Monaghan - Emotional Literacy Support Assistant

Mrs Carolyn Walker -STA

Designated Safeguarding Governors:

Emma McQuade- Chair

John Moffat- Vice Chair 

If you have any concerns about an individual pupil or family, you can speak in confidence to our safeguarding team or phone

Cumberland's Safeguarding Hub on 0333 240 1727.

If a child is in immediate danger you should phone the police on 999.

Details about local Multi-Agency Working can be found through the Cumbria Safeguarding Children's Partnership:

If you have a safeguarding concern about a member of staff, this must be reported to the Headteacher. This is part of our Whistleblowing procedures.

We have clear safer Recruitment Policies and abide by these when recruiting staff to work with our children.

The Safeguarding of our School Community is of the utmost importance and our staff receive annual Safeguarding Training. Please read our Child Protection Policy and Procedures: 

As a school we abide by National and Local Procedures for safeguarding. these include Keeping Children Safe in Education and Working Together to safeguard Children. These documents can be found below:

We are awaiting confirmation of the changes to KCSIE for 2024. Once these are in place, our polcies and procedures will be updated to reflect these changes within school.  

 Kells online safety policy and procedures September 2023.docxDownload
 Kells overarching Safeguarding Statement September 2023.docxDownload
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 Kells Child on Child abuse Policy and Procedures September 2023.docxDownload
 Kells Child Protection Policy and Procedures September 2023.docxDownload
 Kells Whistleblowing procedures September 2023.docxDownload
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High Road, Kells, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 9PQ

01946 691865