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Safeguarding

Our Designated Safeguarding Leads are:

Mrs Kate (Katharine) Le Page

Miss Rae Akehurst

Mrs Anna-Marie Cheeseman

Mrs Gillian Harrison

At The Wells Free School, the health, safety and well-being of every child is our paramount concern. We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. We ensure that staff are regularly trained so that they understand their responsibilities in keeping children safe.

At The Wells Free School, a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is on site every school day and can be contacted on 01892 739075 if you have any safeguarding concerns.

Alternatively you can contact a DSL, during office hours, by email: dsl@thewellsfreeschool.co.uk

Out of office hours and during school holidays, if you have any immediate safeguarding concerns, please contact the Kent Front Door on 03000 41 91 91. 

If you think someone is in immediate danger, the best thing to do is call 999 for the emergency services.

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed in the Policies section of our website or by following the links below.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.

We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.

At The Wells Free School we see online safety education as an integral part of our school curriculum. We promote online safety in school through regular assemblies and termly lessons, as well as embedding the key messages and themes throughout our pupils' learning. Our pupils learn how to keep themselves safe online; they know ways in which they can seek help if they are ever unsure about something they have seen or experienced online and they are learning how to be responsible online citizens.

If you have any concerns about behaviour or bullying please speak to your child's teacher in the first instance.

For more information about Safeguarding at The Wells Free School please see the following policies:

Child Protection Policy September 2021

E-safety Policy February 2022

Behaviour Policy June 2022

 

Here are some websites which you may feel useful:

www.kidscape.org.uk

www.parentzone.org.uk

www.childline.org.uk

www.nspcc.org.uk

www.thinkuknow.co.uk

www.ceop.police.uk

www.saferinternet.org.uk

www.commonsensemedia.org