Kingfisher School


Head Teacher: Mr Jay Hart


Safeguarding at Kingfisher School

Meet the Safeguarding Team


Jay Hart

The Headteacher

Nicola Smith  

Senior Designated Lead for Safeguarding

Prevent Single Point of Contact (SDOC)


Sarah Harris

Deputy for Safeguarding


Angela Hirons

Deputy for Safeguarding

Designated Lead for Looked After Children

Attendance Officer


Karen McArthur 

Deputy for Safeguarding

Home Liaison and Family Support


Pam Guy 

Safeguarding Governor


Sue Askin

The Chair of Governors


Safeguarding is of paramount importance at the Kingfisher School. We establish and maintain an environment where students feel safe, secure, valued and respected. The voice of the learner is extremely important. At Kingfisher students are encouraged to talk believing they will be listened to.


Children are taught and offered support to keep themselves safe, to develop positive and healthy relationships and to avoid situations where they might be at risk, including being exploited by others.


The safeguarding team work closely with parents, students and outside agencies to promote students wellbeing.


No child should suffer harm, either at home or at school. Everybody who works in our school has a responsibility to make sure that all of our young people are safe.


Kingfisher School has a statutory responsibility to share any concerns it might have about a child in need of protection with other agencies and in particular police, health and children’s services. Schools are not able to investigate concerns but have a legal duty to refer them. In most instances, the safeguarding team will be able to inform the parents/carer of its need to make a referral.


However, sometimes the school is advised by Children’s Social Care or police that the parent/carer cannot be informed whilst they investigate the matter. We understand the anxiety parents/carers understandably feel when they are not told about any concerns from the outset. Kingfisher school follows legislation that aims to act in the interests of the child.


If you have any questions about this information, please speak to a member of staff.


If you are worried about the safety of any young person in our school, you must report this to one of the Designated Persons for Safeguarding in school.