We expect all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment to safeguarding our students.
We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. All school staff are trained in safeguarding, 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 must report these to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).
The procedures we follow have been laid down by the Kent Area Safeguarding Team and the Governing Body has adopted a Child Protection Policy in line with this, for the safety of all. On occasions, our concern about a child may mean that we have to consult other agencies.
We will ensure that all concerns are discussed with parents/carers first before any referrals are made unless we believe that such a move may be contrary to a child’s welfare.
We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism. All staff have received training in how to identify possible signs of radicalism and extremism within a student.
If you are concerned about the safety of any child attending the school or you think they are at risk in any way, you should make contact with our designated safeguarding lead or one of the DSL-trained staff at our federated school - Hugh Christie.
If the child is in immediate danger, call 999.
You can also contact the NSPCC which have a dedicated helpline - 0808 8005000
Nicola Wilson- (Designated Safeguarding Lead - DSL)
Elizabeth Alexander- (DSL)
Karen Follows - (DSL)
Emma Dann - (DSL)