“Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as: protecting children from maltreatment; preventing the impairment of children’s mental and physical health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes”
Ben Garton - Director of Safeguarding email: [email protected]
Phone: 01634 828115, Evenings and weekends (including during holiday time) 07495 742288
Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) team Phone: 01634 331065
Medway Safeguarding Children Partnership Phone: 01634 336 329
Medway Council Social Care Phone: 01634 334 466
Social Care Out of Hours’ service Phone: 08457 626 777
The nominated governor with responsibility for Safeguarding is Tim Fish. He can be contacted at Dukes Education Group Limited, 14-16 Waterloo Place, London, SW1Y 4AR as well as by telephone on 0203 696 5300 or 01303 253951.
If you are worried about online abuse or the way someone has been communicating online click the button below and let CEOP know.
"@rochesterindcol Had a wonderful evening speaking with parents and staff on Online Safety and Social Media /Gaming issues to prevent online exploitation, online safety is about behaving appropriately, awareness and education. Great school passionate about safeguarding."
Support For Our Students
Whisper provides everyone in the school community a safe place to talk, report or highlight issues and concerns. When you don’t know where to go or who to turn to, Whisper can provide a light in the dark.
Whisper allows you to report any issues or concerns you may be having, anonymously, through SMS messaging or via email.
If you need to report anything, please follow the link https://swgfl.org.uk/whisper/RIC1
Alternatively, you can send a message to 07860 021 323 starting your message with RIC1 to report via SMS
The school will respond as soon as we can.
For more information on Whisper, please use the following links from SWGfL (South West Grid for Learning – a charity who specialise in online safety and developed Whisper)
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