If you believe that a child or young person is at IMMEDIATE risk, you should treat this as an emergency and call the academy, or call 999 to report your concerns to the Police.
Our safeguarding personnel (as of November 2019) are as follows:
- Designated Safeguarding Lead: Neil Arnould (Vice Principal)
- Deputy Safeguarding Lead: Ben Blyth (Assistant Principal)
- Designated Child in Care Teacher: Ben Blyth (Assistant Principal)
- Person responsible for children with medical conditions: Ben Blyth (Assistant Principal)
- Online Safety Coordinator: Neil Arnould (Vice Principal)
- Named Safeguarding Governor: Mr Temi Afolabi
Most children enjoy generally happy childhood experiences within their own family. Unfortunately for some this is not the case. During difficult family times, everyone who knows the child must do the best they can to protect them from future harm.
You may be concerned about a child or young person. You may or may not know them, or even their name. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Abuse can take many different forms, such as neglect, sexual abuse, physical abuse and even emotional abuse.
Don’t assume that someone else will take responsibility and make that phone call. You could help to save a child’s life. If you are worried, report it.
Please contact Specialist Children’s Services or the Police immediately:
Kent Central Duty Team
Telephone: 03000 411111
Emergency Out of Hours
Telephone: 03000 419191
Kent Police Child Abuse Investigation Unit
Telephone: 01622 690 690
If you need to advise us of a child or young person moving into Kent from another area, please contact the Safeguarding Unit on 01622 694157.