Safeguarding (according to Keeping Children Safe in Education) is defined as:

  • Protecting children from maltreatment.
  • Preventing impairment of children's mental and physical health or development.
  • Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care, and
  • Taking action to enable all children to have the best life chances.

Kingsthorpe College Safeguarding Policy is available to download in the 'Policies' area of this website. 

Student Friendly Version of the Safeguarding Policy

Kingsthorpe College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils/students. We believe that:

  • All children/young people have the right to be protected from harm;
  • Children/young people need to be safe and to feel safe in school;
  • Children/young people need support which matches their individual needs, including those who may have experienced abuse;
  • All children/young people have the right to speak freely and voice their values and beliefs;
  • All children/young people must be encouraged to respect each other’s values and support each other;
  • All children/young people have the right to be supported to meet their emotional, and social needs as well as their educational needs – a happy healthy sociable child/young person will achieve better educationally;
  • We contribute to the prevention of abuse, victimisation, bullying, exploitation, extreme behaviours, discriminatory views and risk taking behaviours; and
  • All staff and visitors have an important role to play in safeguarding children and protecting them from abuse.

Kingsthorpe College will fulfil their local and national responsibilities as laid out in the following documents:-

Working Together to Safeguard Children
Keeping Children Safe in Education (further translated documents can be found here
Northamptonshire Children’s Trust
Prevent Duty
The Education Act 2002
Mental Health and Behaviour in Schools: Departmental Advice 

The designated team for safeguarding is:

  • Mrs Matharu (Headteacher)
  • Mr Brennan (Designated Safeguarding Lead and Deputy Headteacher)
  • Mrs Johansson (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)
  • Miss Sidwell (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)
  • Mr Wade (Deputy Headteacher)
  • Mrs Clifford
  • Mrs Read
  • Mr Heffernan
  • Mrs Williams
  • Mr Campbell-Julian
  • Mr Williams
  • Miss Shipley
  • Mrs Lonergan

If you have a concern regarding the safety of children at the College please contact us and ask to be put through to a member of the Safeguarding Team.

For less urgent concerns, please email

Any bullying concerns can also be shared using the link below:

Report a bullying concern.