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South Avenue Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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 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 his/her 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.

Our designated safeguarding leads are:

Mrs C Telford - Senior Leader 

Miss T Cadwallader - Headteacher

Miss E Smith - Vice Head of School

Mr S Sava - SENCO 

Mrs H Lofts - Family Liaison Officer


Links to useful resources and information:

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Working together to safeguard children

Parents Protect!

Parents Protect website


The NSPCC has invaluable resources on all things for keeping children safe. 

Here is the NSPCC PANTS song:


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 CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre)

The CEOP is a command of the National Crime Agency, and is dedicated to tackling the sexual abuse and exploitation of children and young people.  For information, advice and to report concerns directly to CEOP, visit the Safety Centre by clicking on the Click CEOP button below:

Useful Safeguarding Links for Best Practice

Education again Hate - Practical advice for protecting children from extremism and radicalisation -


Teachers' Standards publications -


Safeguarding Disabled Children -


Guidance for safer working practice for those working with children and young people in education setting -


Child Abuse Concerns - Guide for practitioners -


Safer Professional Practice with Technology -


Safeguarding and Child Protection Policies and Guidance for Schools -


KCC Guidelines for "Safeguarding Record Keeping in Schools" (Word document)


Child Protection - Dealing with disclosures in school -


Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage -


Advice for practitioners providing safeguarding services -


Kent Inter-Agency Threshold Criteria for Children and Young People


Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and their Families - Dept for Education