What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. Safeguarding means: protecting children from abuse and maltreatment. preventing harm to children’s health or development. ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care. SAFEGUARDING IS EVERYBODY’S RESPONSIBILITY.


How do we Safeguard children?

When your child is in school, the school is responsible for keeping them safe from harm and abuse. The school ensures your child is safe by creating a safe learning environment, identifying pupils who are suffering or at risk of harm and taking suitable action. All school staff are trained in safeguarding annually and receive safeguarding updates throughout the year. All staff are also trained in Prevent. 

 At Kemsley Primary Academy, we have a Designated Safeguarding Team which consists of:

  • Designated Safeguarding Leader (DSL) – Mrs S Hornsby
  • Designated Safeguarding Deputy – Miss I Homer

The DSL team also work alongside Miss S McCurdy (Safeguarding Lead at REAch2) as well as other multi-agencies such as social services, school health, the police and the specialist teaching service.


How do we teach our children about Safeguarding?

We teach our children about safeguarding throughout our assemblies, PSHRE curriculum and safeguarding awareness days, such as Anti-bullying Day, NSPCC Day, Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week and Online Safety weeks. E-Safety is also taught throughout computing lessons and during lessons when pupils use technology.


We use this page to post any safeguarding updates or information that we feel are useful to parents. Please check back regularly and do get in touch if you have any questions.

Please see below for Policies:

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy – Kemsley Sept 2022

REAch2 Safeguarding Annex Updated 05.06.20