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Safeguarding Contacts

For advice on safeguarding issues, please call your area office on the numbers listed below

If a child may be 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

Please note, as of the 25th March 2022, our service telephone numbers have changed. Previous numbers will work for a period of approximately three months after this date, however individual direct dials will no longer connect.

Please update your contacts and other relevant documents to include our new telephone numbers as soon as possible.

Ashford - 03301 651 340

Canterbury - 03301 651 140

Dartford - 03301 651 240

Dover - 03301 651 340

Folkestone and Hythe - 03301 651 340

Gravesham - 03301 651 240

Maidstone - 03301 651 440

Sevenoaks - 03301 651 240

Swale - 03301 651 140

Thanet - 03301 651 140

Tonbridge & Malling - 03301 651 440

Tunbridge Wells - 03301 651 440

Contacting the Education Safeguarding Service

Central Team

Head of Service: Claire Ray - 03301 651 200

Training and Development Manager: Rebecca Avery - 03301 651 110

Senior Area Safeguarding Advisor: Robin Brivio - 03301 651 200

Online Safety: Ashley Assiter (Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday) - 03301 651 500

Area Advisors 

  • East Kent Safeguarding Advisor: Myles O'Keeffe
  • North Kent Safeguarding Advisor: Anup Kandola
  • West Kent Safeguarding Advisor: Kuldip Sohal
  • South Kent Safeguarding Advisor: Gemma Willson (Monday/Tuesday) Claire Ledger (Wednesday/Thursday/Friday)

General queries can be sent to our central email address or our general online safety email. Please note these emails must not be used for any consultation purposes or to report specific child protection concerns as they may not be monitored.