Kestrel Mead Primary Academy ensures children learn in a safe, caring and enriching environment. Children are taught how to keep themselves safe, on and off line, to develop positive and healthy relationships and how to avoid situations where they might be at risk, including by being exploited.


The school has a statutory responsibility to share any concerns it might have about a child in need of protection with other agencies and in particular police, health and children’s services. Schools are not able to investigate concerns but have a legal duty to refer them. In most instances, the school will be able to inform the parents/carer of its need to make a referral. However, sometimes the school is advised by Children’s Social Care or police that the parent/carer cannot be informed whilst they investigate the matter. We understand the anxiety parents/carers understandably feel when they are not told about any concerns from the outset. The school follows legislation that aims to act in the best interests of the child.

TMET Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy v 14.0

All staff have read part 1 of KCSIE September 2022.  All DSLs are familiar with the full KCSIE September 2022 statutory guidance and the changes outlined in annex f. 

Safeguarding Team

Our safeguarding team is made up of Mrs E Newnham as our Designated Safeguarding Lead.  Mrs Simpson, Miss Rowe and Alison Moss are deputy Designated safeguarding leads.

Mrs Z Simpson
Designated Safeguarding Lead

Miss N Rowe
Vice Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs E Newnham
VIce Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs A Moss
Vice Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs A Goulding
Vice Designated Safeguarding Lead

We are an Operation Encompass School.  This means we will receive information from the police and social care each time the police attend the home of one of our pupils.  This is to help us to provide the right support for our children and families.  If you would like to discuss this please contact Mrs Newnham or Alison Moss.

Safeguarding Bubbles

Pupil Voice

At Kestrel Mead we value pupil voice. Please find attached pupils views on safety within Kestrel Mead from our most recent pupil interviews.

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