Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all our Churchill children is of paramount importance to us; being and feeling safe and secure is a pre-requisite for thriving in childhood. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
If you have any safeguarding concerns, please contact Mrs Gillinder - the Designated Safeguarding Leader in school.
The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leaders, Mrs Taylor, Mrs Carter and Mrs Kinsey, are also able to support with any safeguarding concerns that you may have.
Mrs D. Gillinder Mrs K. Taylor Mrs A. Carter Mrs G. Kinsey
Parents and carers send their children to school each day with the expectation that the school provides a safe and secure environment in which their children can flourish. We, therefore, have to ensure that this expectation becomes reality. In order to achieve this, a wide range of measures are put into place:
The Governing Board keep all safeguarding policies under regular review. They ensure the Head Teacher provides termly updates on safeguarding as part of her report to Governors. The Governing Board appoints a named Governor for Child Protection and Looked After Children.
Safeguarding children and young people is everyone’s responsibility.
Kent Safeguarding Children Board
The Kent Safeguarding Children Board (KSCB) is a partnership of all the different organisations working to protect children and young people across the county. Their website brings together information for children, young people and their families and the professionals who work with them.
At Churchill School we are part of a jointly run operation between Kent County Council, Kent Police and ourselves, known as Operation Encompass. This has been set up to help schools provide support to children who have been present at, exposed to or involved in cases of domestic abuse. If you have any questions about this, please do not hesitate to ask Mrs Gillinder or Mrs Taylor.
When it comes to Online Safety, it’s essential to be realistic -
banning the internet or technology will not work and it often makes a child less likely to report a problem.
Education around safe use is essential.
Visit our Online Safety page for more information.