Kibblesworth Academy is committed to safeguarding and safer recruitment, for all its pupils. Our designated safeguarding lead (DSL) in school is Mr Steel, and our governor with safeguarding responsibility is Mrs Westgarth. 



Kibblesworth Academy is fully committed to the safeguarding of children – ensuring the well- being of the child is paramount. For pupils to feel that they are able to do their best and achieve their true potential, it is important that they feel safe and supported in our school environment. 

 Everyone working within our school, whatever their role, is acutely aware that issues to do with the protection of children are of the highest possible importance. Trust underpins everything that we do in school. The parents of our pupils entrust the care of their children to us and together we are all responsible for their well-being. 

In relation to safeguarding, our academy aims to ‘prevent’, ‘protect’ and ‘support’ all its pupils by addressing child protection in the curriculum, pastoral activities and in the management of the school, and by empowering and enabling staff to be vigilant for vulnerable students through regular, ongoing training and the dissemination of information. We also involve our pupils in regular assemblies with visiting agencies and workshops which will enable them to stay safe online, in school and at home.


Policies and Procedures

Kibblesworth Academy has policies which deal with safeguarding, child protection, radicalisation and safer recruitment, which are in accordance with local authority safeguarding partners procedures and which comply with the DFE’s safeguarding children and safer recruitment statutory guidance.


What We Do

 The use of technology is wide spread throughout daily life. Education is no different and there are various forms of technology in use within the school. At Kibblesworth Academy we are committed to using technology to enhance and enrich the teaching and learning experience throughout the school. In doing this we aim to educate pupils in the benefits of using technology but also to understand its weaknesses and potential danger. To help educate both parents and children in this regard we will post news articles and resources that we think useful. The Childsnet website is another great Safeguarding resource worth bookmarking. 


The Difference Between Safeguarding and Child Protection

 People sometimes wonder what the difference is between the terms safeguarding and child protection.

 In practice, Safeguarding is the policies and practices that schools and Governing Bodies employ to keep children safe and promote their well-being. This means everything from security of the buildings, to the safe recruitment of staff and everything in between.  

As you can see, Child Protection is one aspect of Safeguarding.  Child Protection is a term used to describe the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm.


Help and advice for parents                                                                           

 As parents, you want to make sure that your children develop healthily and thrive. We are here should you need to help you with advice on how you can build strong relationships with your children and keep them safe. Here is advice and resources for helping parents to keep their children safe, advice for parents on keeping children safe out of school, at home and online, when using the internet, social networking websites and playing online games, help and advice for creating a safe and nurturing environment for your children.


Safer Recruitment   

Kibblesworth Academy is fully committed in ensuring that staff and volunteers are suitable to work with children and young people. It is a vital part of creating a safe and positive environment and making a commitment to keep children safe from harm. We adopt and follow the following: 

  • safeguarding and protecting all children and young people by implementing robust safer recruitment practices
  • identifying and rejecting applicants who are unsuitable to work with children and young people
  • responding to concerns about the suitability of applicants during the recruitment process
  • responding to concerns about the suitability of employees and volunteers once they have begun their role
  • ensuring all new staff and volunteers participate in an comprehensive induction which includes child protection and safeguarding
  • providing staff with a list of the supporting procedures and policies that link to safeguarding
Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy
Child Friendly Safeguarding Policy
School Safeguarding and Child Protection Contacts
Staff Safeguarding - Areas of Responsibility
Safeguarding in the School Curriculum
Internet Safety
Further Information

Ways to contact the NSPCC

(The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children is a charity campaigning and working in child protection in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands).

  • Provide as much information as you can about the child and the concerns you have.

  • If you have any details that can help to identify the child, such as their name or address, please share them too.

  • If you’re requesting information, please tell us what you want it for.


Telephone 0808 800 5000


Calls are free from landlines and most mobiles.

Text 88858


This service is free and they will try to text you back within three hours.