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Safeguarding at Ide Hill School

Our Safeguarding Team
At Ide Hill Church of England Primary, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We expect all those working with children, including staff, volunteers and visitors to  share this common commitment. 
Every organisation that works with children is required to have someone that takes the lead on safeguarding and child protection. We refer to them as "Designated Safeguarding Leads" or "DSL's". At our school, there are a team of DSL's to ensure that there is always someone available to speak to if you have a concern. 
Lead DSL: Miss Alexander (Headteacher)
Deputy DSL: Miss Johnson (Deputy Headteacher and Willows Class Teacher)
Deputy DSL: Mrs Daniels (Early Years Foundation Stage Leader)
Deputy DSL: Mr Howse (Key Stage 2 Leader and Oaks Class Teacher)
Deputy DSL: Miss Rose (Special Education Needs Co-Ordinator and Beech Class Teacher)
Our nominated Governors for Safeguarding are
Mrs Anne Fletcher (Chair of Governors) and Mrs Sue Caskey 

Kent Education Safeguarding Service Contacts

Integrated Front Door: 03000 411 111

Outside office hours 03000 419 191

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO): 03000 410 888

Email: kentchildrenslado@kent.gov.uk


What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding means:

  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
  • preventing harm to children's health or development
  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.

Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18.

What is Child Protection?

Child Protection is part of Safeguarding and promoting welfare. It refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm.

Are you worried about a child? 

At Ide Hill CE School we are here at all times to support our children,  especially if they ever feel unsafe. We are also here if parents or carers have any concerns and need our help and support. 

It is important that all within our community understand our duty of care to safeguard children and our safeguarding procedures. Our Safeguarding Policy can be found here.

 If you would like to share a concern, we would like to make it easy. Simply click on the red button below. 

NSPCC Whistleblowing Advice Line

The NSPCC  has a Whistleblowing Advice Line, which offers free advice and support to professionals with concerns about how child protection issues are being handled in their own or another organisation. This site can be accessed by clicking on the image below.