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The Kingfisher Schools Federation are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our schools are a safe place for children, where our responsibilities for safeguarding children are taken seriously.

The Kingfisher Schools Federation fully adopts the Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2016 in full.

Should you have Safeguarding concerns regarding any pupil at Barnby & North Cove or Southwold Primary Schools, please contact us and speak to one of our Designated Safeguarding Officers, as follows, who are trained designated child protection officers.

We also have a Designated Safeguarding Governor, with responsibility for child protection practices at the school:

  • Mr Andrew Aalders-Dunthorne, Head Teacher & Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Mrs Rachel Knight, Safeguarding, Online Safety & Prevent Duty Governor
  • Mrs April Bunn, Office Manager (Barnby & North Cove Primary School)
  • Mrs Ally Yost, Class Teacher (Southwold Primary School)
  • Miss Julie Pope, Class Teacher (Barnby & North Cove Primary School)
  • Miss Beth Cashell, Class Teacher (Southwold Primary School)
  • Mrs Maria Clark, Office Manager (Southwold Primary School)

Our Policies and agreed practices for Safeguarding and child protection, Attendance, Anti-Bullying, Behaviour Management, E-Safety, Health & Safety, Use of ICT, Mobile Phones, Devices, Images & Photography, comply with the recommendations for safeguarding children at school. We have policies to manage potential allegations against staff, Whistleblowing and the Use of Reasonable Force.

You can find these Policies at the following links:


Out of Hours Safeguarding
If you are concerned about the welfare of a pupil at our school, direct referrals may be made to
Customer First on 0808 800 4005.

If you are a child and need to talk to someone, you can call 0800 1111
You can also chat with a Childline Counsellor on the following link:-

Childline is FREE and will not show up on yours, or the bill payer’s phone bill.
You can even call if you have no credit on your mobile phone.
No problem is too big or small and you don’t have to give your name if you don’t want too.
Childline is there for YOU, call them today on 0800 1111

Online Safety Safeguarding
A child or parent is able to report any online abuse using the CEOP Report button below:-

Our Staff Recruitment Policies and Practices are rigorous and comply with safe recruitment and selection requirements. We require clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) before employing any staff and follow a strict Safeguarding induction, including the requirements under the Disqualification Under the Childcare Act 2006. We always pursue identity checks and qualification checks and we take up and scrutinise written references before confirming employment. We extend this requirement to supply teachers, agency staff, and outside club and coaching staff.

Voluntary Helpers are required to read our Safeguarding Induction Pack, complete our Safeguarding in Education Training and Channel General Awareness Training to provide them with the knowledge and information which they need.

The Governing Body is regularly updated about child protection, bullying and safeguarding policies and practices by the Head Teacher and or other members of the Senior Leadership Team, as required.

It is the Responsibility of Every Adult in our schools to ensure that we maintain the highest level of awareness about possible unsafe practices and deal with any issues immediately and appropriately.

Prevent Strategy & Channel Duty
As part of The Kingfisher Schools Federation commitment to safeguarding and child protection we fully support the government’s Prevent Strategy including the Channel Duty.

What is the Prevent Strategy?
The Prevent strategy is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. It is also designed to ensure that everybody respects the beliefs of others.

  • responds to the ideological challenge we face from terrorism and aspects of extremism, and the threat we face from those who promote these views;
  • provides practical help to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure they are given appropriate advice and support;
  • works with a wide range of sectors (including education, criminal justice, faith, charities, online and health) to assess any potential risk to vulnerable children;

The Prevent Duty Guidance

The Channel Duty Guidance

Bristish Values within the Kingfisher Schools Federation
The Kingfisher Schools Federation actively promotes the fundamental British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. The staff within our schools ensures that principles are actively promoted which:

  • Enable pupils to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self confidence;
  • Enable pupils to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of England;
  • Encourage pupils to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative and understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality in which the school is situated and to society more widely
  • Enable pupils to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England;
  • Further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling pupils to acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures;
  • Encourage respect for other people, paying particular regard to the protected characteristics set out in the Equality Act 2010;
  • Encourage respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic process, including respect for the basis on which the law is made and applied in England;
  • Prevent the promotion of partisan political views in the teaching of any subject in the school; and
  • Take such steps as are reasonably practicable to ensure that where political issues are brought to the attention of pupils they are offered a balanced presentation of opposing views;

Click here to view our Bristish Values Policy

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