Worried about a child?
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 (as of March 2020) are as follows:
- Designated Safeguarding Lead: G Matthews (Assistant Principal)
- Deputy Safeguarding Lead: R Harvey(Assistant Principal)
- Designated Child in Care Teacher: A Kent (Assistant SENCo)
- Family Liaison Officer: D Phillips
- Person responsible for children with medical conditions: G Cox (SENCo)
- Named Safeguarding Governor: Mrs E Elwin
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:
Medway Duty Team
Telephone: 01634 223 466
The Medway Safeguarding Children Partnership website is an excellent resource for parents to refer to.
Emergency Out of Hours
Telephone: 03000 419191
Medway Police Child Abuse Investigation Unit
Telephone: 01622 690 690
If you need to advise us of a child or young person moving into edway from another area, please contact the Safeguarding Unit on 01622 694157.
NELFT/CAMHS – Mental health concerns
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.
Other useful contact details:
NSPCC on 0808 800 5000
Child Line on 0800 1111