The Governors and staff of Warden House Primary School take seriously our responsibility to promote the welfare and safeguard all the children entrusted to our care.

Our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) have overall responsibility for child protection practice in school.  Our DSLs are: Rob Hackett (Headteacher)supported by Adam Atkinson (Deputy Headteacher) and Rebecca Brady (Family Liaison Officer). 

As part of the ethos of the school we are committed to:

- Maintaining children’s welfare as our paramount concern

- Being an important part of the wider safeguarding community system for children

Providing an environment in which children feel safe, secure, valued and respected; confident to talk openly and sure of being listened to

- Providing suitable support and guidance so that pupils have a range of appropriate adults who they feel confident to approach if they are in difficulties

Using the curriculum to provide opportunities for  increasing self-awarenessself-esteem, assertiveness and decision making so that students have a range of contacts and strategies to ensure their own protection and understand the importance of protecting others

Working with parents to build an understanding of the school’s responsibility to ensure the welfare of all children including the need for referral to other agencies in some situations

Ensuring all staff and volunteers are able to recognise the signs and symptoms of abuse and are aware of the school’s procedures and lines of communication

Monitoring children and young people who have been identified as “in need” including the need for protection; keeping confidential records which are stored securely and shared appropriately with other professionals

Developing effective and supportive liaison with other agencies including Early Help.

If you have a concern about the safety of a child then please contact any of the school Designated Safeguarding Lead straight away. During school hours this can be done by phoning 01304 375040 or emailing


Useful Links

NSPCC - Keeping Children Safe

Operation Encompass - A local project to supporting families and children who experience domestic abuse (please talk to our Family Liaison Officer for further information on this initiative)

Think You Know - A brilliant site to support your role as a parent in keeping your child safe online (also follow the tab for Online Safety in the Parent Zone)

Report Abuse - If you are not able to speak to the Designated Safeguarding Lead at the school then you can contact Kent Safeguarding Team Directly here