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:
Designated Safeguarding Lead:
Mrs Wendy Figes - Acting Headteacher
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads:
Mrs Nicola Pennington - Early Years Leader
Mrs Elaine Monaghan - Emotional Literacy Support Assistant
Designated Safeguarding Governor:
Emma McQuade- 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:
High Road, Kells, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 9PQ