Christian Head, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, CA17 4HA

017683 71693

Kirkby Stephen Grammar School

A Co-operative Academy


Kirkby Stephen Grammar School recognises that the welfare and safeguarding of its students is a priority.

The DfE defines safeguarding and promoting welfare of children as:

  • protecting children from maltreatment
  • preventing impairment of children's mental and physical health and development.
  • ensuring children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the prevision of safe and effective care.
  • taking action to enable all children to have best outcomes.


Please contact Mr M Bromfield (Designated Safeguarding Lead) if you have safeguarding or child protection concerns -

CEOP Safety Centre

For any concerns or queries, our Chair of Governors - Mr Phil Dew, is contactable at -

 Safeguarding Policies
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Kirkby Stephen Grammar School Safeguarding Team

Mark Bromfield - Deputy Head Teacher, Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mental Health Lead
Gary Hartley - Headteacher, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Clarity Williams - LGBT Trusted Adult

Phil Dew - Chair of Governors, Safeguarding Governor

Pastoral Team

Lauren Whitehead - Director of Learning and Pastoral Support Key Stage 5
Suzie Wealleans - Director of Learning and Pastoral Support Upper School (Y9/10/11)
John O'Doherty - Director of Learning and Pastoral Support Lower School (Y7 & Y8)
Richard Wilson - SENCO

Please find below a range of links for help and information on safeguarding issues


Agency Contact Details Information Provided
Childline Website:


Childline | Childline


Childline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night. You can talk to us:


by calling 0800 1111

by email

through 1-2-1 counsellor chat

Whatever feels best for you.

Provides advice and support to young people on any issue they wish to discuss



Childline is there to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through.


You can talk about anything. Whether it’s something big or small, their trained counsellors are there to support you








Help for adults concerned about a child

Call us on 0808 800 5000


Help for children and young people

Call Childline on 0800 1111


Help for people who have experienced sexual harassment or abuse in education on 0800 136 663

Support and tips to help you keep children safe.



From advice on children’s mental health to staying safe online, support for parents and what to do if you’re worried about a child.

The Mix




The Mix – Essential support for under 25s

Talk to us via our online community, on social, through our free, confidential helpline or our counselling service.

Telephone :08088084994

One to One Chat

Crisis Messenger

The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people.


They provide help and advice on any challenge you’re facing – from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs.






Prevent – Cumbria Constabulary


If parents feel that their child has been exposed or have any concerns about radicalisation.



Family Lives




0808 800 2222


Give a range of advice for parents if their child is being bullied or if they suspect they are being bullied.
Online Safety




CEOP Safety Centre


CEOP for Parents/Carers


How to Keep Kids Safe on YouTube [Full Guide 2022] (

If you are worried about online abuse or the way someone has been communicating online let CEOP know.


CEOP is here to keep children safe from sexual abuse and grooming online.

UK Safer Internet Centre





Homepage – UK Safer Internet Centre



Provides a range of advice and guides on a range of online safety issues and advice on how to stay safe.
UK Safer Internet Centre


SEND advice pages




SEND – UK Safer Internet Centre

Provides a range topics and suggestions for starting and having discussions with young people with SEND about their online experiences.
National Online Safety Website:


Provides a range of online guides for parents on a variety of online platforms and other cyber issues
Think u know?




CEOP Education (

CEOP education programme


They provide a range resources and information on how to protect yourself online.

Resources are provided for parents and for different age groups of children.


Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass is a unique Police and Education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people exposed to domestic abuse. Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools before the start of the next school day when a child or young person has been involved or exposed to a domestic abuse incident the previous evening. The information is given in strict confidence to a school’s Key Adult to enable support to be given dependent on the needs and wishes of the child. KSGS engages with this scheme.


Cumbria Safeguarding Children Partnership

Every Local Authority area has an Independent Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB). LSCB’s are responsible for ensuring agencies work together to safeguard children and for testing how effectively this happens. The Cumbria LSCB became The Cumbria Safeguarding Children Partnership (CSCP) in 2019.