Safeguarding is about protecting children, young people and adults at risk. It also means helping children to grow up into confident, healthy and happy adults.
Children enjoy generally happy childhood experiences. Unfortunately for some, this is not the case. During difficult times, everyone who knows the child must do the best they can to protect them from future harm.
You could be a neighbour, friend, relative, childminder, or working for any organisation which has contact with children and young people. Protecting children is everyone’s responsibility. Regardless of how you know the child, if you see or hear something that worries you it’s always good to trust your instinct and talk to somebody about it. Talk to us. Schools play an essential role in protecting children from abuse and neglect. We have a statutory duty to support children and families, including by working with colleagues in other agencies. Please help us to help others.
To report a concern about a child, please email email@example.com
If you are worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online
Click HERE to access Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) support.
For help and guidance regarding children's internet use
Click HERE to access Childnet's advice.
For advice on the prevention of children becoming radicalised
Click HERE to access Educate Against Hate.
If you want to know more about Kent's approach to safeguarding
Click HERE to visit Kent Safeguarding Children website.
Vodafone have created free resources to support families with keeping safe online
Click HERE to visit the Vodafone Digital Parenting website and access these resources and advice.
Parenting Lives offer family support on a whole range of well-being and safeguarding matters
Click HERE to access the Parenting Lives website.
If you need resources and advice to support your child with conversations about keeping safe
Click HERE to access the NSPCC website.