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Looking after the safety and welfare of children


Knowl Hill CE Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people.  We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  A summary of our Safeguarding and Child Protection procedures are as follows:


Child Protection

  • Children have a right to be safe – The school will actively seek to prevent children suffering abuse and neglect through the development of an open culture which informs children of their rights and encourages them to speak of their concerns. The school will address the issues of children’s safety through the curriculum.
  • Parents have a right to be informed – The school will inform the parents of any concerns about their children (providing it does not compromise their safety). The school will discuss with parents any concerns they have about children and parents will be kept informed of what has happened.
  • Children are best protected when parents and school can work together.
  • The school will refer allegations of concern that a child has been or is likely to be abused or neglected to the Social Care Department.
  • The school will consult when it has concerns that a child may have been abused or neglected.


Safeguarding Policy and Training

  • Child Protection Policy
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Internet (E) Safety Policy
  • Intimate Care Policy
  • Anti- Bullying policy
  • Trained Safer Recruitment staff
  • Trained first aid staff members
  • Trained designated staff for safeguarding & child protection procedures
  • Electronic DBS checks for all staff and people working with pupils regularly (voluntary and paid)
  • Risk Assessments for on-site and off-site activities
  • Social Emotional Aspects of Learning curriculum

Designated Persons for Child Protection and Safeguarding


DSL-  Mrs Nichole Bourner (Head of School)

Deputy DSL- Mrs Lesley Dickens (Key Stage 2 Leader)

Governor for Child Protection: Mrs Sandra Baker