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Safeguarding is our most important duty. Read here how we keep pupils at Smarden safe.

Online Safeguarding during School Closure

Even though lockdown might be over, it is still important to be aware of keeping our children safe online.

With this in mind, CEOP have produced some home learning packs for parents to use with their children.

Also, below are some links that may support you with online safety. 

The school is always here to help you if your child is experiencing any problems online, including online bullying. Please be in touch with Mrs Miller, the Designated Safeguarding Lead or Mrs Young, the deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, if you need any advice or information.

Safeguarding Staff

All adults in our school have a responsibility for Safeguarding. All staff have completed Safeguarding Awareness Training, led by the school Designated Safeguarding Lead and TKAT Senior Safeguarding Lead, as well as refresher online training. The most recent whole school staff training took place in September 2020. All staff Safeguarding training is recorded for school records.


If you are concerned about any Safeguarding issues, please come and speak to one of our Safeguarding Leads. We currently have one Designated Safeguarding Lead and one Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead:


Mrs Claudia Miller - Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Sophie Young - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead


Matt Hardwick leads Safeguarding on behalf of our Governors. Part of Matt's role is to challenge our procedures and policies, ensuring that we are effectively safeguarding all of our pupils.




All the policies in school are kept centrally, the safeguarding policy is reviewed annually and its related policies and practices are reviewed regularly. Our practices and policies reflect the guidance outlined in "Keeping Children Safe in Education" (2020).


Please see below for our relevant safeguarding policies:

PANTS - NSPCC Advice for Parents


Being a parent always seems to mean lots of worrying, especially when it comes to keeping your child or children safe.


All parents worry about different types of abuse and how to talk to their children about some of these issues.


The NSPCC have a really useful website called 'Talk Pants.' This site teaches children important messages, like their body belongs to them and they should tell an adult if they're upset or worried. There are activities for children on there and also advice for parents.


Below you will see a link to the website and also a leaflet for parents providing some useful advice.

Safer Schools App


We use the Safer Schools App in partnership with Zurich Municipal.  This interactive app provides parents, children and staff with up to date information on safeguarding in our ever-changing world.  This app contains school news and updates, dynamic and up-to-date safety information and also includes access to the Online Safety Centre.  This provides children, parents and staff with information on how to report, block and set safety preferences across each social media platform.


Have you downloaded the app yet?