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The Kennet Federation of Katesgrove and Southcote Primary Schools are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


The health, safety and well-being of every child is our paramount concern. We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us.  Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children.


We recognise that, for children, high self-esteem, confidence, supportive friends and clear lines of communication with a trusted adult ensures their safety and well being.


Our schools aim to:


  • Practice safe recruitment by checking the suitability of staff and volunteers to work with children
  • Raise awareness of child protection issues and equip children with the skills needed to keep them safe
  • Develop and implement procedures for identifying and reporting cases/suspected cases of abuse
  • Support pupils who have been abused in accordance with the agreed child protection plan
  • Establish a safe environment in which children can learn and develop
  • Maintain an ethos where children feel secure, are encouraged to talk and are listened to
  • Ensure that children know that there are adults in the school who they can approach if they are worried or are in difficulty
  • Include PSHE activities and opportunities in the curriculum to equip children with the skills they need to stay safe from abuse
  • Ensure that filtering and monitoring meet the DfE standards as specified in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023.


Our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) for the Federation are: Mrs Lisa Telling, Mr Bob Burrowes, Miss Karen Feather and Mrs Sue N'Jai


Our Deputy Heads and Assistant Heads are Designated Safeguarding Officers.


The Designated Governor for Safeguarding is Mr Chris Robinson.