At Kelmscott school, all staff prioritise the safety of students at all times. Prevention and education are the most effective ways of keeping students safe.

Please read our Safeguarding policy for more detailed information.

Everyone working in and for our school service shares an objective to help keep children and young people safe by contributing to:

- Providing a safe environment for children and young people to learn and develop and


-Identifying children and young people who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm, and taking appropriate action with the aim of making sure they are kept safe both at home and in school.

We recognise that:


  • Some children may be especially vulnerable to abuse;

  • Children who are abused or neglected may find if difficult to develop a sense of self-worth and to view the world in a positive way. Whilst at school, their behaviour may be challenging:

  • Children can be victims and perpetrators of abuse;

  • Children who harm others may been abused themselves;

  • Allegations may be made against staff, however careful and safe our recruitment practices;

  • Our safeguarding policy will be reviewed  and known to everyone working in the school and the governing body. It will available to parents on-line (see link above)

Please see the links below on a range of subjects that will help you understand how to keep your child safe, spot danger signs and offer you support and advice.

Police letter.PNG

Click on the letter to read or download


Including cyber bullying


Government guidance on Prevent duty


Child sexual exploitation


Gender based



Domestic violence

Mental Health

See our school

web page


Female Genital Mutilation


See our school

web page


Guidance on child internet safety

Peer Abuse 

Peer on peer abuse


Drug taking and alcohol

Faith Abuse

Government guidelines


Gangs and youth violence


Childline  guidance on Forced marriages


Relationship abuse

Young Carers

Young carers trust