St Nicholas Infant School follows the relevant Safeguarding Procedures outlined by The Medway Safeguarding Children’s Partnership. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being and welfare of all children and young people, so we expect all staff, volunteers and members of the school community to share and contribute to this commitment. Protecting children from harm is everyone’s responsibility.
For full details of our safeguarding arrangements please refer to our Safeguarding policy.
Our DSLs (Designated Safeguarding Leads) are Mrs Gooch (Head Teacher), Mrs Fitton (SENDco) and Mrs Gates (Forest Class teacher and EYFS lead). Our Safeguarding Governor is Ms O'Sullivan-Bach.
Our Mental Health and well-being Lead is Mrs Fitton (SENDco) and out Mental Health and Well-being Governor is Reverend Green.
Our PREVENT lead is Mrs Gooch (Head Teacher)
Please ask at the office if you wish to talk to any of these people- we are always here to help.
Child Protection is one of many aspects of Safeguarding, it is the term used to describe the actions to protect a specific child or children, who are suffering or liable to suffer significant harm.
Further support for parents and carers
All children are taught about keeping safe through age appropriate lessons as part of our PSHRE (Personal, Social, Health and Relationship Education) and Computing curriculums, as well as part of every day learning.
Please use the PowerPoints below to start a discussion with your child. There are many resources that offer further guidance, view the links below:
Most children enjoy generally happy childhood experiences within their own family. Unfortunately for some this is not the case. During difficult family times, everyone who knows the child must do the best they can to protect them from future harm.
You may be concerned about a child or young person. You may or may not know them, or even their name. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Abuse can take many different forms, such as neglect, sexual abuse, physical abuse and even emotional abuse.
Don’t assume that someone else will take responsibility and make that phone call. You could help to save a child’s life. If you are worried, report it.
Please contact Specialist Children’s Services or the Police immediately:
Telephone: 01634 334 466
The Medway Safeguarding Children Partnership website is an excellent resource for parents to refer to.
Telephone: 03000 419191
Medway Young Persons Well-being Service is available 24hrs a day, 7 days a week if you are concerned about yourself or another’s mental health and well-being. Please call 03000 300 1981 / 0800 011 3474 option 1.
NSPCC on 0808 800 5000
Child Line on 0800 1111
Should you need further guidance or advice please arrange with our school office to speak with any of our DSLs.