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Kingshill Infant School


Safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility

Safeguarding is an integral part of our life at Kingshill and is everyone’s responsibility.  All Kingshill staff receive weekly training to help them to recognise abuse and to promote the welfare of our children.  All staff and Governors are asked to read and sign to say that they understand the Kingshill Safeguarding Policy, Child Protection Policy and the most recent version of Keeping Children Safe in Education document on a yearly basis.

It is important for children to feel safe.  Our day-to-day practices, our curriculum and through the use of specialist organisations such as the NSPCC, help empower our children by teaching them how to recognise abuse, stay safe on and offline and to use their voices to speak out.  Children are encouraged to talk to a trusted adult if they are worried about anything. This can be done face to face or a note can be put in their class worry box. At Kingshill, we have 'The Hive' where children can go if they are feeling worried about something.

At times, we may need to share information, get advice or work in partnership with other agencies if we are concerned about a child’s welfare. We believe it is always better to be transparent with all parties at these times and work together to achieve the best outcomes.

There may be times when you need extra help and support. If this is the case, please come and talk to us. There are many ways in which we can help.

What you can do

Parents and carers play a role in safeguarding children in their community. If you have any concerns, no matter how small, you should report them to someone who you trust will listen. The school is required to have a designated child protection officer for this purpose. Parents and children should speak to a safeguarding officer, listed below, if they have any concerns about a child or staff member.

If you think a child or young person may be in immediate danger, call 999. Otherwise contact Hertfordshire Children’s Social Care on  0300 123 4043.

To see the relevant policies for safeguarding, please visit out 'policies' page. There is an internal link below.

At Kingshill Infant School, we are wholly committed to ensuring that all children and adults are cared for in a safe and secure environment. To fulfil this commitment, a number of safeguarding arrangements are in place.


Policy and Procedures

We ensure all policies and procedures in respect of safeguarding children are up to date and in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021. The policies are accessible to all staff through CPOMS, on the staff room wall and on the school's internal network. Policies and procedures are reviewed and revised by the Local Governing Body on a regular basis. You are able to view all of the relevant policies using this link: Polices


Local Governing Board Responsibilities

We have designated members of our governing board who are responsible for safeguarding. They complete audits and oversee termly reports from the school, as well as, overseeing policy changes and holding the senior leaders to account on safeguarding related objectives.


Safer Recruitment

To promote a safe environment for students, our selection and recruitment procedure includes all checks on staff and regular volunteers’. All interview processes are overseen by a staff member who has undergone the safer recruitment training. Kingshill meets statutory requirements in relation to Disclosure & Barring Service – all staff and volunteers who work with Kingshill who meet the ‘regulated activity test’ (Freedoms Act 2012) is required to undergo an enhanced DBS check prior to employment.


Safeguarding Leads/Deputy Leads

At Kingshill, we have a Safeguarding Lead (Mr Elliott Plumb) and five Deputy Leads (Mrs Adamson, Mrs Milbourn, Mrs Palmen, Mrs Fishburn and Mrs Tomlin) who lead on Child Protection issues within the establishment. They are clear about their role, have sufficient time and receive relevant support, and training, to undertake their roles, which includes close contact with outside agencies including social services, the Local Authority Designated Officer and relevant health care organisations. 



All eligible staff and volunteers are required to undertake relevant safeguarding training and this is regularly reviewed to ensure it is up to date. A training database for all staff and volunteers is maintained, while training needs are reviewed as part of individual performance reviews and more broadly throughout the organisation by audit. 



Kingshill has robust audit checklists to ensure that safeguarding systems and processes are working. The audit includes: the monitoring of the Single Central Record, the monitoring of Policies and Procedures including, ‘Whistleblowing’ and the monitoring of training for all employees and volunteers, guidance and support. Our Governor for safeguarding audits our recording and referral procedures annually through a detailed report.


First Aid

Most of our staff are first aid trained and we have four members of staff who are paediatric first aid trained. If your child required medical attention for a minor bump or scrape, you will receive a 'white accident form', which will be sent home in the child's book bag. If your child has a more significant injury or bumps their head, your will receive a phone call or be spoken to by the class teacher. When on site, please alert a member of staff if you feel unwell and they will call for assistance for you. Alternatively, please go to the school office.


Health and Safety

Healthy and Safety risk assessments are reviewed annually and new ones created for individual, specific, requirements.

Contractors must ensure that they are fully conversant with the safety rules and regulations to be observed by contractors working on site.

As a visitor to our school it is essential that you follow the health and safety guidelines that may apply.



Kingshill Infant School is a non- smoking school – this includes e-cigarettes. Please DO NOT smoke on site.



Upon registering your child with us, we ask your permission to take photographs of them and where we can share these photographs. You can change the status of this permission at any time.

Visitors and parents must not take any photographs or videos on site without first gaining permission from the Headteacher, Elliott Plumb or Assistant Headteacher, Jenny Milbourn.



We have a fully secure site; during school hours, no one can enter without approval from the school office. All visitors, supply staff, student teachers and contractors coming into the school must report to the school office.

As a visitor you will be asked to sign in and be issued with a lanyard, which must be worn prominently so that staff and students can see you are a visitor. Depending on the circumstances, you may also be asked to show any identification and your DBS certificate.


If you are a regular visitor to the school you will need to sign in on each occasion. When you leave the site please ensure that you sign out and return your lanyard.


Fire and Evacuation

We undertake regular fire drills. We time these fire drills with the intention of improving our escape times.

If you are a visitor and have a host they will explain and guide you through any emergency procedures. If you are in school for the day please ensure you read the evacuation notice in the room you are in and the details in our visitor booklet. If the alarm sounds for any reason follow the instructions. If you evacuate, the assembly point is the edge of the KS1 playground. If you have students with you please ensure they leave quickly and calmly with you.


Parking on site

Parking on our site is strictly for staff and parents of physically disabled students. 


Thank you for helping to keep Kingshill Infant School safe.


Kingshill is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students and expects all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment. 


Have a concern?

If you have a safeguarding concern that you feel should be raised with the school, please contact the school via telephone or email and ask to speak to a Designated Safeguarding Lead. If you feel a child or adult is at immediate risk of harm, please contact social care or the police directly.


Herts Children's Social Care: 0300 123 4043

Herts Adult's Social Care: 0300 123 4042

Police: 999 (Emergency)

             101 (Non-emergency)