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KSHS Safeguarding Team

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Mrs D Collett

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Mrs K Stokes

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Mrs E Constantine

If you need to report a safeguarding concern during term time, please contact Mrs Collett, Mrs Stokes or Mrs Constantine on 01529 414044 or via

We are all responsible for safeguarding and if you have an immediate safeguarding concern then you can report this via this link.

If you believe that a child or adult may be a victim of neglect, abuse or cruelty call:

Children's safeguarding - 01522 782111 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm)

In the event of a crisis arising outside of normal service hours there is an Emergency Duty Team in place. A single telephone number (01522 782333) is staffed by a highly qualified Social Care Advisors, This number is available outside all normal office hours, including weekends and bank holidays.

Adults safeguarding - 01522 782155 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm) or 01522 782333 (outside office hours)

You do not need to know everything about the situation. You may just be worried or feel that something is not right.

If you believe that a crime has been committed and there is an immediate risk of danger, call the police on 999 or 112.

If there is no immediate danger, call the police on 101.

If you have a concern about domestic abuse, call EDAN Lincs on 01522 510041.



Student Support Team and Listening Service

Based in The House and overseen by Mrs Watts

Mrs Banks
Student Support

Mrs Simpson
Student Support

Mrs Grimmer
Student Support

Mrs Watts
SEND & Pastoral Manager

What does safeguarding mean?

Safeguarding means that all staff will:

  • Protect you from harm
  • Help to make sure nothing stops you from being happy
  • Make sure you are safely looked after
  • Make sure you have the best life chances
  • Your health, safety and welfare are very important to us
  • We respect all students and help protect their rights

We want you to remain safe, in school and at home

At Kesteven and Sleaford High School we are committed to the safety and happiness of all our students. If you are concerned about another student, please talk to our designated safeguarding lead (Mrs Collett). You can also talk to our deputy safeguarding leads (Mrs Stokes or Mrs Constantine). Or, you can talk to your form tutor or head of year.

All children and young people have the right to:

  • Speak out and be heard
  • Be safe
  • Get help when they need it


Useful Resources

Parents and carers | CEOP Education (
Keeping children safe online | NSPCC (
Parents & Carers - Teen Sleep Hub (
The UK's Eating Disorder Charity - Beat (
Kooth - online mental wellbeing community (
Parents and carers :: Lincolnshire Young Minds (

The websites below are all useful links.

Lincolnshire Safeguarding Website
Find family services – Lincolnshire County Council

The Family Services Directory provides families with comprehensive information and support, activities and services to help them get the most for their children from an early age. This includes the following:

  • children activities play
  • parenting and caring
  • special educational needs and disability
  • education
  • childcare
  • careers training and learning
  • money and benefits
  • things to do and places to go

Lincolnshire's Domestic abuse website with all helpline numbers and news up dates

Safelives is a national charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse. Previously called Co-ordinated Action Against Domestic Abuse (Caada).

VoiceAbility | Lincolnshire

Within Lincolnshire, Total Voice delivers free, independent and confidential advocacy. Advocacy can be vital for people who cannot speak up for themselves, or people who feel that they do not have the power to do so.  

Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) is a joint-initiative with the Home Office

British Association for Adoption & Fostering

Child Exploitation and online protection Centre

Samaritans' teaching resources help schools develop the skills that young people need to cope with life's challenges. Self harm and suicide.

0800 028 3550 and emails sent to

The helpline  specialising in responses to female genital mutilation (FGM), is operated by the NSPCC, supported by the Police, and in association with a number of voluntary and professional groups, including FGM charities.

ECPAT UK - Campaigning against child trafficking and transnational child exploitation.

The Department for Education; responsible for education and children’s services.

Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills home page.

NICE and the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) pilot project to produce guidance addressing patient safety in the NHS.


How to report a concern

Safeguarding Policy

The Safeguarding Policy can be found on the Robert Carre Trust website Policies section here

Keeping Children Safe in Education

The latest Keeping Children Safe in Education document can be found on this website under the Policies section here

Report a concern about a staff member or volunteer

If you suspect a person who works with children, has:

  • behaved in a way that has harmed a child, or may have harmed a child
  • possibly committed a criminal offence against or related to a child
  • behaved towards a child or children in a way that indicates that he or she may pose a risk of harm to children
  • behaved or may have behaved in a way that indicates they may not be suitable to work with children
Any concerns about a member of staff should be referred to Mrs Smith.
For concerns about Mrs Smith please report to Executive Head, Nick Law
For concerns about Executive Head – report to Chair of the Trust, Jon McAdam
If you feel uncomfortable reporting a safeguarding concern to anyone in the Trust then contact the LADO (Local Area Designated Officer)