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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 may arise from a single event or a series 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  SCHOOL 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. 

When concerned about the welfare of a child, staff will always act in the best interests of the child and if any member of our community has a safeguarding concern about any child or adult, they should respond  immediately.

Named staff and contacts at Keyham Lodge School

School Designated Safeguarding Lead:

Rebecca Hulcoop (ELT/Safeguarding Lead/Trauma Informed Practitioner)

Contact: /

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead/s:

Victoria Edwards (Head of School)

Joe Hill (Deputy Headteacher)

Nim Sudra (Senior Assistant Headteacher)

Kevin Curtis (ELT/Pastoral and Attendance)

Isaac Marlowe (ELT/Integrated Response Team Manager)

Richard Doyle (Assistant Headteacher)

Niall McMahon (ELT/SENCO)

Melanie Carte (Head of Therapies and Consultant Speech and Language Therapist)

Nicola Tyers (School Counsellor)

Lucy Boyfield (Occupational Therapy Assistant)

Rahi Popat (Integrated Response Team/Trauma Informed Practitioner)

Rebecca Cheeseman (Safeguarding Team/Admin Support/Consultation Lead)

Marie-Claire Goodman (ELT - Teaching & Learning Lead)

Sean Doy (ELT - Literacy and Numeracy Lead)

Paige Weston-Keenan - Head of the Arts

Designated Safeguarding Lead Governor:

Maria Bannatyne


NEED SUPPORT - Useful Contact Numbers and Information:

Click here to report a Safeguarding concern.

Local Authority Designated Office (LADO) / Allegations

Katherine Lockwood

0116 4542440


Safeguarding in Education Development Officers

Julie Chapaneri

0116 4542440

Mohammed Patel

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:

Food bank

B-Inspired – Braunstone Foodshare plus and Energywise

39 Gallards Hill


Telephone:0116 279 5020 Email:

Mental Health

Samaritans – 116 123

Richmond Fellowship - 0800 023 5575

Leicestershire Action for Mental Health (LAMP) – 0116 2556282

Childline: or 0800 1111

External Mental Health support for young people:

Kooth online counselling for young people:

Domestic Violence

UAVA - 0808 80 200 28   Text support: 07715 994 962

Women’s Aid – 0808 802 0028

Mankind (Male support) - 01823 334244

National Domestic Violence Helpline (Refuge) - 0808 200 0247

Addiction support

Turning point - 0330 303 6000

FRANK (Drug abuse) – 0300 123 6600

Gamcare (Gambling) - 0808 8020 133

Money advice

Citizens Advice - 03444 111 444

National debt line - 0808 808 4000

Step change - 08000 138 1111


Action homeless - 0116 221 1857  

Shelter - 0808 800 4444

The bridge - 0116 222 1161

Online Safety

E-Safety: E-Safety Procedure and

Sexting & Nude selfies - Guides for parents:

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

Other Useful Links

Leicestershire Police:

Gangs and Youth Violence Awareness:

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


Lesbian, Gay, BiSexual and Transgender support:


Government guidance for schools:

Keeping Children Safe In Education:

Leicester City Safeguarding Children board, LSCB: