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.

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and Guidelines


Our safeguarding policy is currently being updated in line with KCSIE September 2021.  All staff have read part 1 of KCSIE September 2021.  All DSLs are familiar with the full KCSIE September 2021 statutory guidance and the changes outlined in annex g.

Safeguarding Team

Our safeguarding team is made up of Mrs Z Simpson as our Designated Safeguarding Lead. Mrs E Newnham and Mrs A Goulding are our Vice Designated Safeguarding Leads.

Mrs E Newnham
Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Z Simpson
Vice Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs A Moss
Vice Designated Safeguarding Lead

Miss N Rowe
Vice Designated Safeguarding Lead

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