Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people is at the heart of our vision, ethos and working practise. The Trust recognises that all our staff have a responsbility to safeguard children in accordance with the principles established by the Children Acts 1989 and 2004 and related guidance.
All employees, volunteers and governors within the Trust have access to and receive regular training in relation to safeguarding and child protection. A copy of the Trust Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be located here.
A copy of the latest Keeping Children Safe in Education Guidance issued from the Department for Education, can be located here.
If you have any concerns regarding a pupil at one of our academies, please speak to the Academy's Designated Safeguarding Lead in the first instance.
The Trust Dedicated Safeguarding Officer is Clive Webster, CEO and Principal Director of the Trust. If you wish to contact Clive regarding a safeguarding concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Trust Director with responsibility for Safeguarding is Geoffrey Randells.
If you have a concern about a pupil outside of school hours please contact Social Services on 0300 41 11 11 or email email@example.com If you need to contact Kent Social Services outside of normal office hours, for example during the night, call 0300 41 91 91. If you think a child or young person is in immediate danger, the best thing to do is call 999 for the emergency services.