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Safeguarding & Child Protection

What is safeguarding?

Safeguarding is protecting vulnerable adults or children from abuse or neglect.

What is Child protection?

Child protection aims to keep children safe where there is serious risk of harm. Serious risk of harm many arise from a single event or a serious of concerns over time.

Often the phrases ‘Child Protection’ and ‘Safeguarding’ are used synonymously, but they are quite distinct. Safeguarding refers to all children, whilst Child Protection refers distinctly to children at risk of harm.

KEYHAM LODGE AND MILLGATE SCHOOLS FEDERATION fully recognises the contribution it can make to protect children and support pupils in school.  The pupil’s best interest and welfare is of paramount importance. The aim of the school is to safeguard and promote our pupil’s welfare, safety and health by fostering an honest, open, caring and supportive climate and our staff members working with pupils maintain an attitude of ‘it could happen here’ where safeguarding is concerned. 

Named staff and contacts at Keyham Lodge School

School Designated Safeguarding Lead:

Evette Walker (Assistant Head/Safeguarding)

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead/s:

Zack Minton (Behaviour inclusion manager)

Victoria Edwards (Head of School)

Dirk Smith (Deputy Head)

Nim Sudra (Assistant Head)

Joe Hill (Assistant Head)

Kevin Curtis (Behaviour inclusion manager)



Useful contact numbers and information:

Local Authority Designated Office (LADO) / Allegations

Mark Goddard, Karen Browne 0116 305 7597 0116 305 4532

Safeguarding in Education Development Officers

Simon Genders 0116 305 7750 Ann Prideaux 0116 3057317

United Against Violence and Abuse Helpline

0808 802 0028

Childrens’ social care services Duty and advice

0116 454 1004


Please see below for some useful links:


Childline: or 0800 1111

Community Partnership Intelligence/Leicestershire Police:

Drugs and Alcohol concerns:

External Mental Health support for young people: 

Kooth online counselling for young people:

Extremism & Radicalisation – Free training for all to help spot the signs:

E-Safety: E-Safety Procedure and

Gangs and Youth Violence Awareness:

Government guidance for schools

Keeping Children Safe In Education:

Leicester City Safeguarding Children board, LSCB:

Lesbian, Gay, BiSexual and Transgender support:


Sexting & Nude selfies - Guides for parents:

Guide for parents on protecting the privacy of their child online: