Child Protection

Safeguarding is everybody’s business. Knowles Primary School is committed to ensuring that all our children and young people are safe and feel safe; that children, parents/carers and staff are able to talk about any safeguarding concerns and feel assured that they will be listened to; and that all staff and volunteers are aware of and implement safeguarding procedures and guidance, including what to do if they suspect a child or young person may be experiencing, or be at risk of, harm.

In any case where an adult is concerned that a child is, or may be, at risk of significant harm they must make a referral directly to Milton Keynes Council Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) see contact details below

If a child or other person is at immediate risk of harm, the first response should always be to call the police on 999.

Safeguarding and the welfare of children is the responsibility of all school staff.

We will ensure there are appropriate systems in place for seeking and taking into account the child’s wishes and feelings when making decisions, taking action and deciding what services to provide to protect individual children. In line with the Education Act 2002, we will ensure that arrangements are in place to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people by:

  • Establishing a safe environment in which children can learn and develop, where they feel secure and are encouraged to talk and are listened to.
  • Providing children and young people with opportunities to discuss issues and report problems affecting their safety and welfare .
  • Safeguarding their welfare, particularly those children and young people who are most disadvantaged.
  • Including opportunities in the curriculum for children to develop the skills they need to recognise and stay safe from abuse.
  • Ensuring safe recruitment practices .
  • Ensuring robust procedures for recognition and referral where there are welfare or child protection concerns.
  • Raising awareness amongst staff of child protection issues and ensuring staff are equipped to deal with concerns and keep children safe.
  • Monitoring and supporting children and young people who are in care or subject to child protection plans and contributing to the implementation of their plan.
  • Promoting partnership working with parents and professionals.

Click to view our Child Protection Policy

Key Contacts In School

HEADTEACHER

Sarah Rice
01908 373588

SENIOR DESIGNATED CHILD PROTECTION MEMBER OF STAFF

Sarah Hilton
01908 373588

DEPUTY DESIGNATED CHILD PROTECTION MEMBER OF STAFF

Sarah Rice
01908 373588

MEMBERS OF SAFEGUARDING TEAM

Doll Downard
01908 373588
Sam Searle
01908 373588
Sorrell Yates
01908 373588

DESIGNATED E-SAFETY LEAD

Sarah Hilton
01908 373588

MEMBERS OF DESIGNATED E-SAFETY TEAM

Paul Heather
01908 373588
Helen Loftus
Contact details: 01908 373588

CHAIR OF GOVERNING BODY

Lucy Crudge
01908 373588

NOMINATED GOVERNOR FOR CHILD PROTECTION

Lucy Crudge
01908 373588

NOMINATED GOVERNOR FOR SAFER RECRUITMENT

Lucy Crudge
01908 373588
Additional Information

Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) 01908 253169 or 253170 during office hours or Emergency Social Work Team 01908 265545 out of office hours email: children@milton-keynes.gov.uk

Local Authority Designated Office (LADO) 01908 254306 email: lado@Milton-keynes.gov.uk

Milton Keynes Council Safeguarding Children – www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/children-young-people-families/children-s-social-care/safeguarding-children

Milton Keynes Safeguarding Children Board (MKSCB) – http://www.mkscb.org/