Knowles Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We listen to our children and take seriously what they tell us.

All school staff are trained in Safeguarding and Child Protection, and children are made aware of the adults they can talk to if they have any concerns. Staff are trained to look out for signs of physical/emotional harm or neglect and are required to report these to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Sophie Simpson (Deputy Headteacher). Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Sarah Rice (Headteacher). The Governor with responsibility for safeguarding in our school is Mrs Janet Deeley.

The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) Can be contacted on 01908 253169 or out of hours on 01908265545 email MASH via

Key Documents

  • Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy
  • Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy Covid Annex
  • Early Help Offer
  • Recruitment and Selection Policy

Meet Our Safeguarding Team

Our safeguarding leads are always available for advice or help.

Sophie Simpson_web
Lead Designated Safeguarding Lead
Sophie Simpson

Deputy Head teacher

Sarah Rice
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Sarah Rice


Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Charlotte Purves

Assistant Head Teacher

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Nicola Quilter

Family Support Worker

Cheryl Weight
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Cheryl Weight

Family Support Worker

The Governor with responsibility for safeguarding in our school is Mrs Janet Deeley.


We want you to feel safe and be happy at school. If you have any worries, you can talk to your class teacher or any adult in school that you feel comfortable with. It is sometimes very helpful to talk through your problems. There are always adults that care.

Remember, if you do feel there is no one to talk to, there is also a helpline called ‘childline’ where you can talk to a counsellor confidentially. Childline won’t tell anyone else unless you want them to or if you are in danger.

The telephone number is 0800 1111 and this number is free.

Other Useful Contacts

Local Authority Designated Office (LADO)

Tel: 01908 254 306


Milton Keynes Safeguarding Children Board (MKSCB)


Adult Social Care, Access Team (ASCAT)

Tel: 01908 253 772


For out of hours contact the Emergency Social Work Team Tel: 01908 725 005

Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP)

Tel: 01908 254 306


FGM Helpline

Tel: 0800 028 3550


Tel: 0808 800 5000