Safeguarding

 

Kestrels' Field Primary School ensures children learn in a safe, caring and enriching environment. Children are taught how to keep themselves safe, on and off line, to develop positive and healthy relationships and how to avoid situations where they might be at risk, including by being exploited.

 

The school has a statutory responsibility to share any concerns it might have about a child in need of protection with other agencies and in particular police, health and children’s services. Schools are not able to investigate concerns but have a legal duty to refer them. In most instances, the school will be able to inform the parents/carer of its need to make a referral. However, sometimes the school is advised by Children’s Social Care or police that the parent/carer cannot be informed whilst they investigate the matter. We understand the anxiety parents/carers understandably feel when they are not told about any concerns from the outset. The school follows legislation that aims to act in the best interests of the child.

 

Our Designated Leads for Safeguarding are:

Mrs Z. Simpson (Head Teacher)

Mrs E. Newnham (Deputy Head Teacher)

Mr D. Hansen (Deputy Head Teacher)

Mrs A. Goulding (EYFS Lead)

 

 Out of hours contact for safeguarding queries is:

dsl@kestrelsf.leicester.sch.uk

 

Safeguarding Training Information 

Operation Encompass:

All Leicester Schools have become part of a new safeguarding initiative- Operation Encompass.  The scheme aims to provide early reports to schools of any children who may have been involved in domestic abuse situations; this has been introduced because domestic abuse can have a big impact on children.  The information will be shared with a Designated Safeguarding Lead who will make sure we offer the appropriate support and will be dealt with in confidence; information will be shared with staff on a need to know basis and will not be discussed with any children.   If you wish to speak to anyone regarding Domestic Abuse you can contact the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Abuse Helpline on 0800 802 0028.