If you believe that a child or young person is at IMMEDIATE risk, you should treat this as an emergency and call the academy, or call 999 to report your concerns to the Police.
Our safeguarding personnel are as follows:
DSL Designated Safeguarding Lead: Geoff Matthews
Deputy Child Protection Coordinator: Rob Harvey
Child Looked After Coordinator: Alastair Kent
E-Safety Coordinator: Geoff Matthews
Person responsible for children with medical conditions: Gail Cox
Contact the Strood Academy Safeguarding team: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: 03000 411111
Fax: 03000 412345
Telephone: 03000 419191
Telephone: 01622 690 690
If you need to advise us of a child or young person moving into Kent from another area, please contact the Safeguarding Unit on 01622 694157.
YoungMinds Crisis Messenger
Papyrus (Prevention of Young Suicide)
CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)
CAMHS Mobile Apps
NHS – Help is at hand
MIND – Information and help with Self Harm
Social Media – Net Aware
Emerge – A voice of hope
Medway School Nurses