Below is the NSPCC definition of safeguarding.

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding means:

  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
  • preventing harm to children’s health or development
  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.


The responsibility to keep children safe belongs to all of us. King Offa has a very clear Safeguarding Policy that is available on the website or from the school office.

In school there are five Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL’s). They are  Miss Baker (Head of School),   Mrs Irving (Assistant Headteacher), Mr Dawson (Deputy Headteacher), Miss Bishop (SENCo) and Ms Emmerson (Pastoral Manager) 

If you have any safeguarding concerns about a child and wish to speak to a DSL please make an appointment at the school office. Alternatively if you have a concern about a child outside of school please contact the Single Point of Advice (SPOA) who can direct your concern to the correct place within East Sussex Children’s Services. This can be done anonymously if necessary.

To contact SPOA please call 01323 464222 between 8:30am and 5:00pm Monday to Friday.

Key Policies

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy 2021-22

Addendum to Aurora Safeguarding Policy Covid-19 – 10.03.2021

Prevent Policy KOPA-2020-2021

KOPA Online Safety Policy Sept 2020

School Social Media Policy 2020

AAT Searching and Screening Policy – King Offa Primary Academy January 2019