Worried about a child?

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 April 2024) are as follows:

  • DSL Designated Safeguarding Lead:  Sophie Smith
  • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads: Stuart Mitchell/ Steph Bransgrove
  • Child Looked After Coordinator: Steph Bransgrove
  • Online Safeguarding Officer: Sophie Smith
  • Person responsible for children with medical conditions: Steph Bransgrove

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.

Take Responsibility

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.

Tell Someone!

Please contact Specialist Children’s Services or the Police immediately:

  • Kent Central Duty Team
    Telephone: 03000 411111
    Fax: 03000 412345
  • Emergency Out of Hours
    : 03000 419191
    E-mail: social.services@kent.gov.uk
  • 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.