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:
Zack Minton (Safeguarding Lead/Inclusion Support Manager)
Out of hours safeguarding number for students and parents: 07984 513743
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead/s:
Victoria Edwards (Head of School)
Dirk Smith (Deputy Head)
Nim Sudra (Assistant Head)
Joe Hill (Assistant Head)
Evette Walker (Assistant Head/Safeguarding)
Kevin Curtis (Behaviour Inclusion Manager)
Designated Safeguarding Lead Governor:
KEYHAM LODGE EARLY HELP OFFER
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ann Prideaux 0116 3057317 email@example.com
United Against Violence and Abuse Helpline
0808 802 0028 firstname.lastname@example.org
Childrens’ Social Care Services - Duty and Advice
0116 454 1004
Please see below for some useful links:
Childline: https://www.childline.org.uk/ or 0800 1111
Leicestershire Police: https://www.leices.police.uk/
Drugs and Alcohol concerns: http://www.talktofrank.com/
External Mental Health support for young people: https://www.leicspart.nhs.uk/service/child-and-adolescent-mental-health-services-camhs/
Kooth online counselling for young people: https://kooth.com/
Extremism & Radicalisation – Free training for all to help spot the signs:
Gangs and Youth Violence Awareness: http://www.freeva.org.uk/
Government guidance for schools:
Leicester City Safeguarding Children board, LSCB: http://www.lcitylscb.org/
Lesbian, Gay, BiSexual and Transgender support: https://leicesterlgbtcentre.org/home
Sexting & Nude selfies - Guides for parents: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5LA2nKHVZ0
Guide for parents on protecting the privacy of their child online: http://comparitech.net/child-privacy