Safeguarding Approach and Safeguarding Policy

At Emmer Green Primary School, we strive to ensure all our children are safe in school, at home, online and in the community. Our staff are here to keep young people safe and secure and to promote their personal safety and wellbeing.

Our commitment to safeguarding encompasses the ways by which we ensure children and young people foster security, confidence and independence. The school has a duty of care and the right to take reasonable action to ensure the welfare and safety of its pupils. If a member of staff has cause to be concerned that a child may be subject to ill treatment, neglect or any other form of abuse, the school will follow child protection procedures and inform Children’s Services of its concern.

If you have a concern that a child is being harmed, is at risk of harm, or you receive a disclosure (intentionally or unintentionally) you must contact one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) as quickly as possible. Our DSL team is listed below;

Our Designated Safeguarding Leads

Mrs Crossman,

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Herbert,

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Hughes photo

Mrs Hughes,

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Photo of Mrs Masri

Mrs Masri,

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Wells,

Designated Safeguarding Lead

KCSIE and our Safeguarding Policy

The Department of Education (DfE) maintains the KCSIE (Keeping Children Safe in Education) document. This document sets out statutory safeguarding requirements for schools and colleges and is updated annually. The school has a clear policy on Safeguarding based on the KCSIE document. The policy is available below and is reviewed by the school on a regular basis including each time the DfE performs their annual update of the KCSIE document.

During times of partial and full school closure, a separate addendum to the policy is used. The designated safeguarding leads within the staff monitor the effectiveness of the policy and, where necessary, liaise with the local authority when significant concerns arise.

Our School Safeguarding Policy

The school's Safeguarding policy is shown below. You can see recent changes to the document highlighted in green.


Safeguarding Policy (2024-05)

The DfE's KCSIE document

Part One of KCSIE (Keeping Children Safe in Education) is the mandatory requirement for all school and college staff and is shown below. The school's Safeguarding policy is based heavily on the statutory guidance within this document.


With the KCSIE 2023 changes there is an increased emphasis on internet safety and security, with a focus on filtering and monitoring. It also requires that more members of the school team (in particular the DSLs) understand the filtering and monitoring systems used in the school and how it continues to protect those that use our systems. The document below has been created to help share this information with relevant parties and is being shared here to show how we meet these requirements and how we commit to protecting the safety of our staff and pupils online within the school.

ESafety summary KCSIE 2023 changes - Web Copy