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Worried about a child?

If you believe that a child or young person is at IMMEDIATE risk, you should treat this as an emergency and call the academy, or call 999 to report your concerns to the Police.

Our safeguarding personnel (as of September 2018) are as follows:

DSL Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Jane Tipple
Deputy Child Protection Coordinator: Mrs Su McFadden, Miss Sue Dunn, Mrs Louise Milligan and Ms Katishe Macey
Child Looked After Coordinator: Mrs Louise Milligan
E-Safety Coordinator: Mrs Aoife Megihan
Person responsible for children with medical conditions: Mrs Louise Milligan

Most children enjoy generally happy childhood experiences within their own family. Unfortunately for some this is not the case. During difficult family times, everyone who knows the child must do the best they can to protect them from future harm.

Click here for additional information:

Safeguarding at Oaks Primary Academy Poster

Safeguarding Children School Leaflet

Click here to read our E-safety, Sex and Relationships Education and Safeguarding Policies:


Spot Abuse

You may be concerned about a child or young person. You may or may not know them, or even their name. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Abuse can take many different forms, such as neglect, sexual abuse, physical abuse and even emotional abuse.


Take Responsibility

Don’t assume that someone else will take responsibility and make that phone call. You could help to save a child’s life.

If you are worried, report it.

Tell someone!

Please contact Specialist Children’s Services or the Police immediately.

Kent Central Duty Team

Telephone: 03000 411111

Fax: 03000 412345

Emergency Out of Hours

Telephone: 03000 419191

E-mail: social.services@kent.gov.uk
Kent Police Child Abuse Investigation Unit:

01622 690 690

If you need to advise us of a child or young person moving into Kent from another area, please contact the Safeguarding Unit on:

01622 694157