Hi, my name is Gary Aldred and I am the Safeguarding Lead at Knighton Fields.
My role is to ensure the welfare and safety of all children who attend Knighton Fields Primary Academy. At Knighton Fields, we believe that pupils have a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment which includes the right to protection from all types of abuse; where staff are vigilant for signs of any pupil in distress and are confident about applying our safeguarding processes to avert and alleviate any such problems. Through regular training, all staff are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to safeguard pupils from all forms of abuse.
Sometimes, we may need to share information and work in partnership with other professionals when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare. If a member of staff is concerned about a child’s welfare, they will record their concern, and any observations or conversations, and report to one of the DSLs as soon as possible.
If you are ever concerned about the safety or well‐being of someone at our academy, please talk to myself or one of my deputy safeguarding leads immediately. The Deputy Safeguarding lead in the school is Fehmida Nurgat.
Below are some links to some useful websites if you need further information regarding safeguarding:
If you have any safeguarding concerns about a child at Knighton Fields outside of school hours, please call the Social Care on 0116 4541004 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. This email will be sent to all safeguarding leads at the school.
We have some e-safety information available for parents on our E-Safety page on the website. Please be sure to visit this link if you would like some information or guidance on keeping your child safe online.