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Safeguarding: What we do

What we do

Our role is to support schools and early years settings to respond to safeguarding concerns and deal with emerging themes in safeguarding; with our thorough understanding of legislation and statutory guidance related to safeguarding practice, we offer advice and guidance on a wide range of safeguarding issues.

We can also be commissioned to provide a range of high-quality training and a variety of review services to promote best practice and support you and your staff in making your learners as safe as they can be.

What we provide

If you are an early years setting, maintained school, academy or independent school in Kent, you are eligible to receive the following services from the Education Safeguarding Service.

  • Advice, support and challenge on safeguarding issues via telephone and email, including escalation of professional concerns
  • Access to our child protection newsletter
  • Up-to-date exemplar Child Protection and Acceptable Use Policy templates for education providers to adapt
  • Support and/or challenge at child protection meetings, if appropriate
  • Support as the Designated Safeguarding Lead for education on behalf of the Local Authority in times of crisis and unexpected critical incidents, for example attendance at early response meetings following the unexpected death of a child who attends the school/setting

Individuals and schools/settings can gain additional access to the following commissioned content and support (please note some content is restricted to Kent and Medway only):

  • Comprehensive information on current and emerging safeguarding priorities, including signposting to national advice and guidance
  • Access to additional template policies and guidance documents
  • Access to our CPD accredited training menu and facility to book centralised and bespoke courses directly

To see a comprehensive list of the training and other services we can be commissioned to provide, please see the training and services menu.