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Safeguarding: Online Safety

What we do

The Education Safeguarding Service have a specific Online Safety team who are responsible for providing specific advice and supporting the delivery and oversight of online safeguarding arrangements in Kent schools, education settings and early years childcare settings. You can find out more about the role of the Education Safeguarding Service here.

What we Provide

The Online Safety team provide specific advice and guidance for Kent schools and educational settings, acting as an initial point of contact for local online safety enquiries, and developing links with relevant local and national agencies. The Online Safety team also provide staff training and support DSLs in promoting safe practice in line with local and national guidance.

Useful Resources

Use the toolbar on the left to access specific online safety guidance and resources that are suitable for all education settings.

The resources listed support a wide range of issues, such as cyberbullying, gaming and nude and semi-nude image sharing, as well as signposting to materials which can support education settings in raising awareness and enhancing their own practice.

These wide-ranging resources can support or be used to support:

  • Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs)
  • education staff, leaders/managers and governors
  • children and young people
  • parents and carers.

These links are regularly updated so bookmark this page to help you access materials easily.

Do you have an Online Safety Concern?

Kent schools and settings can access online safety consultations from the team by calling 03000 415 797.

General queries can be sent to our central email address but please note this email is not always monitored so must not be used for consultation purposes or to report specific child protection concerns.

You can find the contact details for our wider Education Safeguarding Service here.

If a Kent child is at risk of imminent harm, call the Integrated Front Door on 03000 411 111 (outside office hours - 03000 419 191) or the Police on 999.