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Safeguarding is about ensuring that children are safe from harm. This means protecting them from maltreatment, preventing any impairment to their health or development, ensuring that they grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care, and taking action, when appropriate, to ensure all children have the best outcomes.  Child protection is part of this definition and refers to activities undertaken to prevent children suffering, or being likely to suffer, significant harm, including abuse and neglect.

All staff are regularly trained, vigilant for signs of harm, and are confident about applying our policies to any potential safeguarding issues.  Our safeguarding and child protection work is led by our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and several deputies; they are:

  • Mrs K Molloy (DSL)
  • Ms S Sullivan (Deputy DSL)
  • Mr B Jones (Deputy DSL – Vice Principal, Pastoral)
  • Mrs S Jones (Deputy DSL – Vice Principal, Pastoral)
  • Mrs L Wrigley (Deputy DSL – Head of 6th Form)

For detailed information or to discuss any safeguarding matters, please contact the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs K Molloy, at or by phone at 01227 361221 during normal school hours.

Please follow the links below to our key policies:

Useful Numbers

If you have an immediate concern and believe a child to be at risk of significant harm or danger, please contact the police on 101 or 999. You can also contact Social Services on 03000 41 11 11 or 03000 41 91 91 for further advice and support (Report abuse - Kent County Council). 

Report abuse - Kent County Council


  • The NSPCC are there to help 24/7 and children can call their Childline number on 0800 1111
  • Help for adults concerned about a child can call 0808 800 5000
  • Shout  is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help. Text 85258 

 Kent Social Services - to tell them about a child safeguarding concern, either:


CEOP is a law enforcement agency and is here to help keep children and young people safe from sexual abuse and grooming online. They help thousands of children and young people every year. CEOP are unable to respond to reports about bullying, fake accounts or account hacking.

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