As a school, we actively follow all National and Local guidelines in regard to the safe recruitment of staff, child protection and online safety. Keeping children safe is a priority for the whole school community. If you have any concerns regarding a pupil's wellbeing, please contact school and ask to speak to a Designated Safeguarding Lead or Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads: Mrs. Gower, Mr. Wood, Mrs. Ormerod, Miss Clark or Mrs. Wickham.
Alternatively, if a child is not in immediate danger, you can email school here
You can also contact the local Central Duty Team. During working hours, they can be contacted on 03000 411111 and out of working hours on 03000 419191
If a child is in immediate danger call 999 and ask for the Police.
Every year, our Year 6 children have the opportunity to take part in a Bikeability Road Safety Week, earning themselves certificates and ensuring they can be safe on the road when cycling.
The term 'Stranger Danger' is now largely considered to be misleading, although it is still linked with educating children on how to keep themselves safe when they are out and about in the real world. Clever Never Goes! is a newer initiative which supports parents and carers to talk with their child about not going somewhere with an adult when it doesn't feel right. It moves away from implying that all strangers are dangerous which can result in children fearing everyone beyond their family.
Here is a Kent Police presentation on 'Stranger Danger'.
The 'Let's Talk about It' website has some excellent resources and information on spotting the signs of radicalisation. With children spending more time online recently, this does unfortunately increase the risk of radicalisers taking advantage to further their cause. Click here for an information leaflet about how parents and carers can reduce the risk of their child being negatively influenced by extremists.