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Safeguarding

Safeguarding is Everyone Responsibility 

Kettering Park Infant Academy is fully is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of all our pupils. We expect everyone associated with Kettering Park Infant Academy, all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent, effective safeguarding policies, procedures and practices are in place to support pupils, families and staff in all our schools. 

All our schools follow the guidance in Keeping Children Safe in Education (2021), Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018), the Governance Handbook. All staff and volunteers will adhere to the InMAT/Kettering Park Infant Academy safeguarding policy, whistleblowing policy and staff code of conduct.  

Our headteacher is the school Designated Safeguarding Lead with the CEO of InMAT being our Trust lead. Our trust Inclusion Lead supports our school to make sure our processes and procedures are robust and fit for purpose.  We are committed to ensuring that our safeguarding leaders and all staff and volunteers receive the appropriate training to prepare them for their roles.

All Kettering Park Infant Academy, we will work closely with families for the benefit of the pupils. Staff will make referrals and seek advice and guidance from external agencies such as Social Care if it is deemed necessary. There may be exceptional circumstances when the school will discuss concerns with Social Care and/or the Police without parental knowledge. Our leaders will always aim to maintain a positive relationship with all parents and carers. 

If you have a concern about a pupil or a member of staff in one of our schools, please use the contact details below for the designated safeguarding leads. 

  • Mrs Sarah Powell - Headteacher 01536 481922
  • Mrs Sarah Dickens - Deputy Headteacher  01536 481922
  • Miss Pearce - Family Support Worker 01536 481922
  • Miss Gemma Burn - Year 1 lead 01536 481922

Safeguarding Governor

  • Mr Nick Gray - nick.gray@kpia.inmat.org.uk

If your concern is about a senior leader at one of our schools, please contact Helen Williams, the InMAT designated safeguarding leader, or email:- safeguarding@inmat.org.uk

If you do not wish to speak with a designated safeguarding leader, please email :- safeguarding@inmat.org.uk

If you have an urgent concern about a child you can contact the Police on 101, or 999 in an emergency.

You can also contact the Northamptonshire Multi-agency safeguarding hub directly on 0300 126 7000

Or by using the link:

Report a concern - Help and protection for children (nctrust.co.uk)

Some other useful links:

NSPCC | The UK children's charity | NSPCC

Home - Northamptonshire Safeguarding Children Board (northamptonshirescb.org.uk)

Children, families and education (northamptonshire.gov.uk)

Thinkuknow - home

Net Aware: Your guide to social networks, apps and games (net-aware.org.uk)

https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

Childline | Childline

Parents Against Child Exploitation (Pace) UK (paceuk.info)

STOP CSE – NWG Network | Help Us Put A Stop to CSE (stop-cse.org)