Kidgate Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all of its pupils. Each pupil’s welfare is of paramount importance. We recognise that some children may be especially vulnerable to abuse and that children, who are abused or neglected, may find it difficult to develop a sense of self-worth or view the world in a positive way.
Kidgate Primary Academy shares a purpose with parents to educate and keep children safe from harm. Good child protection and safeguarding practice and outcomes rely on a positive, open and honest working partnership with parents. We are committed to working with parents positively, openly and honestly and ensure that all parents are treated with respect, dignity and courtesy. We respect parents’ rights to privacy and confidentiality and will not share sensitive information unless we have permission or it is necessary to do so in order to protect a child.
Kidgate Primary Academy will share with parents any concerns we may have about their child unless to do so may place a child at risk of harm. Whilst we may, on occasion, need to make referrals without consultation with parents, we will make every effort to maintain a positive working relationship with them whilst fulfilling our duties to protect any child.
We encourage parents to discuss any concerns they may have with the class teacher in the first instance, our Pastoral Care Lead or Phase Leaders. Safeguarding concerns which may place a child at significant risk of harm should be shared with the Designated or Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead or one of the Safeguarding Officers if they are not available.
The school’s child protection & safeguarding policy is available below.
If parents are worried that a child is at risk of harm or need to report concerns, they can access information for parents at www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/lscb; www.nspcc.org.uk; www.ceop.gov.uk or Lincolnshire Customer Service Centre 01522 782111.
Report a safeguarding concern
Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Anyone can and should report a safeguarding concern if they believe that a child or adult may be a victim of neglect, abuse or cruelty.
What to do if you need to report a safeguarding concern:
- Call Children's safeguarding - 01522 782111 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm)
- Call Adults safeguarding - 01522 782155 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm)
- Call 01522 782333 (outside office hours)
You do not need to know everything about the situation. You may just be worried or feel that something is not right. If you believe that a crime has been committed and there is an immediate risk of danger, call the police on 999 or 112. If there is no immediate danger, call the police on 101.
People who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired can use the police Typetalk service on:
- 01522 558263
- or, 01522 558140
- or, 07761 911287
If you have a concern about domestic abuse, call EDAN Lincs on 01522 510041.
To find out about advocacy, visit the Connect to Support Lincolnshire.
Child sexual exploitation
A confidential 24-hour helpline is available for children and young people who are worried they are in an exploitative situation.
Call or text free on 116 000 or visit the #SaySomething website.
Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy
COVID-19 Local Authority Safeguarding Addendum
COVID-19 LSCP Domestic Violence
Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (LSCP)
NSPCC Useful Resouces