Safeguarding Statement 2016-2017

At Quintin Kynaston the health, safety and wellbeing of every child is our top priority.  We expect all staff, Governors, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment to safeguarding our students.  

Safeguarding legislation and Government Guidance says that safeguarding means:

  • Protecting children and learners from maltreatment  
  • Preventing impairment of children’s and learners’ health or development  
  • Ensuring that children and learners are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care  
  • Undertaking that role so as to enable those children and learners to have optimum life chances and to enter adulthood successfully.

Safeguarding at QK is a common thread that runs through all that we do, including child protection, health care plans, site security, safety in lessons, in the playground and on school trips, behaviour for learning, anti bullying and so much more.  

We listen to our students and take seriously what they tell us.  Our staff are trained in child protection and our students know who they can talk to if they have a concern.  We have a team of trained Designated Officers and a Designated Safeguarding Lead.  Our Safeguarding Team consists of

Miss Celeste Fay Designated Safeguarding Lead

Ms Tina Ward Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Mr Todd Greenwell Designated LAC and Child Protection Officer

Mr David Whitley Child Protection Officer

Mr Cedric Lakole Child Protection Officer

Ms Emma Stevens Child Protection Officer

The school adheres to three DFE safeguarding documents

  • Working Together to Safeguard Children 2016
  • Keeping Children in Safe in Education 2016
  • The Prevent Duty 2015

At QK our PREVENT duty means that our staff are trained to be able to identify students who may be vulnerable to radicalisation.  Protecting students at from the risk of radicalisation  is seen by QK as part of our statutory safeguarding duty whether these the risk comes from within the family or are the product of outside influences.  Further details on PREVENT can be found in our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy or here in the Educate against hate Campaign .

If any member of the local community has concerns regarding the welfare or safety of a child or  student please contact the school on 0207 7228141 and ask for a member of the Safeguarding Team.    Alternatively you can contact

NSPCC

NSPCC

Call : 0808 800 5000 Text:  88858 Email:  help@nspcc.org.uk
Childline 

Childline

Call: 0800 1111