(0191) 214 2200 [email protected]


Child Protection & Safeguarding Policies

Northern Leaders Trust takes safeguarding very seriously. Kenton School ensures that safeguarding is a key priority in all aspect of school life and that it is a key part of our curriculum content. Safeguarding is the responsibility of each member of our team and is integral to every aspect of school life.

We also follow the guidelines as outlined in the Keeping children safe in education guidelines, published by the Department for Education.


Health and Safety Policy

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Missing Student Policy.pdf

Online Safety Policy

Prevent Parents-Guardians Leaflet.pdf


Reporting a concern when school is open

If you have any concerns about issues such as bullying, sexual harassment or a more general worry about the welfare of a child please let us know and we can help.

Students and parents can report a concern to safeguarding staff by emailing :

[email protected]

Parents can also call the school reception.

Students can talk to a trusted adult at school e.g. Head of Year, tutor, lunchtime duty staff, or talk to a trusted adult at home e.g. parent or close relative.

Kenton School’s Safeguarding Governor is Lynne Ackland.


Support when school is closed

If you need support on an evening, weekend or during a school holiday because you are concerned about the welfare of a child or need some help, here are some useful contact numbers:

Children’s social services:

  • Daytime – 0191 2772500
  • Out of hours – 0191 2787878
  • Crisis team – 0191 814 8899 or 08006522863 ( Freephone)

NSPCC helpline – 0800 136663

Childline – 0800 111

Anxiety support:

Kooth – www.kooth.com

Headspace – www.headspace.com

Stonewall – www.youngstonewall.org.uk ( LGBTQIA+)

Mind – www.mind.org.uk

Barnardos – www.barnardos.org.uk