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Keeping everyone safe at St Peter's!

Yes, it could happen here!

Find out about the various ways we keep everyone safe here.

If you are worried that a child is at risk of harm contact the school DSL team on 01892525727 and ask to speak to the DSL.

Mrs Joanna Langton

Mrs Boo Smith

Mrs Vicky Jenner

If you are concerned about a child and cannot reach us on the phone contact us on the dedicated email address which is monitored throughout the year by the school DSL team at:

If you are concerned that a child is at immediate risk of harm please contact the police.

You can also report a concern about a child who you feel is at risk of harm to the Kent Safeguarding Children Multi Agency Partnership at


Our aim is to always ensure your child is safe and happy. We have policies and procedures in place to explain how our school will make this our priority. 

Child Protection and Safeguarding Summary:

  • Lead designated person (DSL) for Child Protection, and 2 Deputy DSLs
  • Named Governor for Safeguarding
  • All staff have annual and termly updates/ training for Child Protection
  • Termly Safeguarding newsletters
  • Clear procedures are in place to ensure that any suspicions about neglect or abuse are reported to the relevant person
  • Notes of concern are raised and kept on CPOMS
  • CPOMS is monitored daily by DSLs
  • Whistleblowing procedures are clear
  • Dedicated section of the school website for safeguarding
  • There is an attitude of 'it could happen here. 

Safeguarding Policies Used in School:

  • Child & Safeguarding Protection policies, in-line with Kent County Council.
  • Whistleblowing
  • Safeguarding and CP reviewed annually
  • Dealing with Medical Needs in School
  • Anti-Bullying,
  • Behaviour
  • Health and Safety
  • PSHE & RSE
  • GDPR
  • Management of Allegations against Staff
  • Recruitment 
  • Equality Statement
  • SEND
  • Code of Conduct for all Staff in the Staff (including mobile Phone and Social Media use)

Please find below links to some of our Safeguarding policies:-


We hope that you and your child, always have someone they can speak with if you, or they, have any concerns. Please find below our Designated Safeguarding Leads. 



Our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL's)


Joanna Langton



Vicky Jenner



Mrs Boo Smith
Deputy Headteacher



Mrs Pamela Lock
Safeguarding Governor



  • Clear Induction procedures includes Safeguarding, CP, Prevent – practice and procedures
  • All DSLs attend refresher training every two years
  • Governors have regular safeguarding training and updates in committees and at Full Governor meetings. Governors receive training on induction.
  • All staff attend regular safeguarding training. 
  • Designated lead attends relevant training on specific issues
  • First aid training for staff
  • Induction training for all staff on an annual basis includes extensive safeguarding training.

Recruitment and Vetting 

  • All adults working with pupils in school have enhanced DBS checks. This includes any adult who comes into school on a regular basis as volunteers.
  • Named Governors, Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher are safer- recruitment trained in ensuring that Safeguarding is a priority when interviewing new staff.
  • Safer recruitment procedures are followed using KCC policy and documentation
  • Rigorous induction process in place for all staff and volunteers


  • All visitors report to front desk to sign in and are given a visitors lanyard which they wear throughout their visit
  • All visitors receive a safeguarding information pamphlet


  • Volunteers meet with the SENCO for safeguarding training, when starting the volunteering process within school
  • All volunteers in regulated activity are DBS checked.
  • All volunteers not in regulated activity are supervised by a member of staff
  • Safeguarding policy shared with volunteers
  • Volunteers go through our induction process.

Inter-agency working

  • Kent Specialist Teaching and Learning Service
  • LADO
  • KCC Integrated Children’s services -Social Services
  • Health Visitors
  • School Health Service
  • Speech and Language Therapists
  • Occupational/Physio Therapists
  • Information sharing with secondary schools about families
  • Information sharing with previous settings
  • Virtual School (LAC)


  • Our weekly worships cover keeping safe – drip-feed approach
  • SCARF PSHE Scheme of work
  • Computing curriculum
  • ‘Keeping Safe’ assemblies, e.g. NSPCC, bullying, internet safety
  • Relationship and Sex Education – part of SCARF curriculum
  • NSPCC ‘Pants’ campaign every 2 yrs with workshops
  • Annual Road Safety
  • Year 6 Kent Safety Workshops
  • Rights Respecting School

Online Safety

  • E-Safety team including pupil digital leads, led by our computing lead
  • Full and thorough Online Safety Policy
  • Incidents are logged on CPOMS.
  • E-Safety resources on website & on newsletters
  • Parental permission for use of photographs and other media
  • Internet Safety Day annually
  • Workshops offered to parents annually
  • Acceptable use policy
  • Internet filtering by KCC - Cantium through Smoothwall
  • Dedicated IT Technician.


  • Clear Relationships and Behaviour policy, based on rights and responsibilities and our values.
  • Individual Behaviour Plans for SEMH children.
  • Systems and reporting followed by all members of staff
  • Referral to other agencies when needed
  • Use of Zones of Regulation throughout the school.

Mental Health and Wellbeing Support

  • SLT /DSLs members of Welfare team 
  • Open door policy
  • Links to Young Carers 
  • We look after our team and offer supervision sessions to all staff.
  • We sign post families to other agencies for support – such as Early Help
  • Home visits for EYFS pupils when starting school
  • Extensive range of pastoral provision, including On site play therapist, school counsellor and Emotional Regulation coach. 


  • Admin team contact families of absent children by 09:20 daily
  • Persistent absentees and lateness tracked by attendance lead and monitored by welfare team
  • Welfare/DSL team  and SENCO work with families to improve attendance including family meetings to discuss support required to help children attend school.
  • Early Help and attendance referrals may take place if attendance isn’t improving.
  • Tracking of  attendance over time.


  • Clear policy and procedures for pupils to report bullying
  • Kindess Week (Anti-Bullying) to raise awareness of bullying
  • Racist incidents are reported on CPOMS and to the Gov Body and LA

Health and Safety

  • Termly Health and Safety audits take place
  • Regular Fire Risk Assessments and evacuation drills
  • Clearly labelled exits
  • Fire Safety Training completed by all staff
  • Regular Health and Safety Checks carried out – weekly/monthly/termly
  • Secure site with padlocked gates
  • Risk assessments carried out for all on & off-site activities carried out in school using Evolve System
  • Risk Assessments for pupils with medical needs completed (PEEPS)

Medical Needs

  • Clear policies in place
  • First Aid Trained members of staff, including paediatric first aid.
  • Admin Team share allergies info with staff through medical booklet in every classroom
  • Medical alerts on Arbor MiS system

Please find below other helpful links if you are worried about a child:-