- If it is an emergency and you think that a child may be in immediate danger please contact the emergency services directly by calling 999.
- If you need to contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) to make a safeguarding referral, please telephone 0300 126 7000.
- If you need to contact Social Care urgently during the evening, at night or at the weekend, please telephone the out-of-hours team on 01604 626938.
Kings Cliffe Endowed School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We have a Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy and procedures in place. Parents and carers are welcome to request the Policy in paper format; however, for most, it is simpler to view it in our Documents Tab - School Policies. For this you will need Adobe Acrobat or similar to view the PDF.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
Our Designated Child Protection Officers (DCPO) are:
Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Lynda Bowyer (Headteacher)
Tel: 01780 470259
Deputy Designated Person: Mrs Barbara Yeo
Tel: 01780 470259
Safeguarding Governor: Mr Lee O'Connor
Tel: 01780 470259
Our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be viewed at the bottom of this page or on the policies page here.
Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (M.A.S.H)
The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) deals with referrals from professionals and members of the public who may have concerns about a child’s welfare following contact with the helpline that is now also based in the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub. It makes the process of dealing with referrals quicker and more effective by improving the way county council: Children’s social care, Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS), Youth Offending Service (YOS) and education, work alongside other partner agency colleagues including Northamptonshire police, Northamptonshire health partners, National Probation Service, and the East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) to share information.
- By telephone contact to the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub: 0300 126 7000
- By e-mail to: MASH@northamptonshire.gov.uk
The school is part of a jointly run operation between Northamptonshire County Council, Northamptonshire Police and our school. The national name for this process is Operation Encompass. Encompass has been set-up to help schools to provide support to children who may have been affected by incidents of domestic violence. We know that children can be significantly harmed, both physically and emotionally when they are involved in, present, or witness to domestic abuse.
Under this scheme the school receives notification from the County Council following any domestic incident that a child may have been affected by this.
The information is shared with the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead (Lynda Bowyer) and Deputy Safeguarding Lead (Barbara Yeo) in confidence, to make sure that the right support is available for children and their families. We are keen to offer the best support possible to our pupils and we believe this is extremely beneficial for all those involved.
Further information about the project can be found on the link below:
Further sources of information and help:
0808 800 5000
|Child Exploitation and Online Protection command|
Anyone can be vulnerable to extremism and radicalisation, but children are particularly at risk. As they grow and become more independent, it is not unusual for them to take risks, explore new things and push boundaries. In order to help parents, teachers and school leaders the website shown below has been developed by the Department for Education and the Home Office.
Below you will also find a couple of fantastic and simple to follow guide aimed at parents, carers and children alike. They offer tangible and memorable guides to staying safe. Please talk about these leaflets with your children. You can view these as PDF by clicking the images below.