We in Kilkeel High School have a responsibility for the care, welfare and safety of the children in our care and we will carry out this duty by providing a caring, supportive and safe environment, where each child is valued for his or her unique talents and abilities, and in which all our young people can learn and develop to their full potential. All staff, teaching and non-teaching should be alert to the signs of possible abuse and should know the procedures to be followed. Our policy sets out guidance on the action which is required where abuse or neglect of a child is suspected and outlines the referral procedures within our school.
Our Safeguarding policy (updated 2018) is available for download via our Parents’ Section.
Kilkeel High School’s Child Protection Teacher is Mrs. McAtee. If Mrs. McAtee is not available, the deputy Child Protection Teachers are Mr Coert and Mr Kincaid.
We can all use a bit of support from time to time. If you are worried or concerned about yourself or someone else, you can talk to any of our staff at any time – they will know what to do. We also have a school counsellor and two pastoral support workers who are available to help.
You will also find useful advice at the following websites/phone numbers:
https://www.childline.org.uk/ Tel 0800 1111
https://www.lifelinehelpline.info/ Tel 0808 808 8000