Kidsgrove Secondary holds the safety, health, well-being and welfare of its students as paramount.
We are committed to safeguarding and work together to ensure that our students thrive in a safe and supportive environment, whatever their age, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual identity or gender. All staff in the School are trained in Safeguarding and Child Protection issues and are kept up to date with changes in legislation and practice. We take any allegation and suspicion of abuse seriously and will respond to them promptly.
All staff recruited to the School undergo a rigorous safer recruitment process in line with the Statutory Guidance outlined by Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020 (KCSIE) and as a consequence all of the necessary background checks for example DBS are completed before staff begin employment.
We have adopted the definition of Safeguarding used in the Children Act 1989 and the Children Act 2004 and the DfE guidance document: Working Together to Safeguard Children, which focuses on safeguarding and promoting children, young people and vulnerable adult’s welfare.
Any safeguarding concerns should be made aware to our Designated Lead Safeguarding Officer – Mr J Birchall or Deputy Safeguarding Officers - Mr A Till and Mrs L Weaver.
Please click here to see our Safeguarding Policy.