Langton Green Primary School

Safeguarding

Langton Green Primary School takes its responsibilities for safeguarding very seriously.

Langton Green Primary School is an 'Operation Encompass' school.  Operation Encompass is an initiative between schools and the police, in supporting children who may be experiencing domestic abuse. More Information can be found here: www.operationencompass.org

At Langton Green Primary School, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All members of our community (staff, volunteers, governors, parents, families and pupils) have an essential role to play in safeguarding and making sure all children are safe and secure.

If you have any safeguarding concerns or would like to find out about support available for your family, then please contact one of our Safeguarding Leads via the school office (01892 862648):  

Our Designated Safeguarding Officers at Langton Green are:

Rosie Lea (SEN TA)

Alex Cornelius (Head Teacher)

Tom Maynard (Deputy Head Teacher)

 Elena Birch (SENCo)

For additional information, our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and Online Safety Policy are available to download in the policies part of our website.

The NSPCC also has many resources to support parents and offers advice in coping with challenging situations: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/support-for-parents/

Reporting safeguarding concerns

A Designated Safeguarding Officer is available to contact every school day. Contact can be made via the school office on 01892 862648 or by emailing office@langton-green-school.org, where a message can be left for a member of the Safeguarding team to make contact with you and discuss your concern.

Please understand that if you do get in touch to report a concern, our staff cannot discuss details or information regarding other children for confidentiality and GDPR reasons. However, all reports are taken very seriously and investigated fully by the team.

Out of office hours and during school holidays, if you have any immediate safeguarding concerns, please contact the Kent Front Door on 03000 41 91 91. If you think someone is in immediate danger, the best thing to do is call 999 for the emergency services.

Mental health and well-being

During these uncertain times, it can be hard to know how best to support and explain what is happening to young people. Below are links that parents/carers can follow to access age appropriate resources and practical support and advice via a range of national and local services: 

Additional Support and Links

Online Safety

As children spend more time at home and are going to be online more than ever to complete remote learning, online safety is paramount. Here are some fantastic resources to support at home.

Domestic Abuse

  • Domestic Abuse Services: www.domesticabuseservices.org

  • Victim Support: 0808 16 89 111 www.victimsupport.org.uk/help-and-support/get-help/supportline

  • Look Ahead Care & Support – Service provider West Kent (Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Malling): www.lookahead.org.uk/

  • Clarion Housing Association – Service provider for North and South Kent

    • North Kent: (Dartford & Gravesham, Swale and Maidstone) Clarion DA confidential Helpline: 07376 637069 (Mon-Fri 9am – 5pm)

    • South Kent: (Ashford, Folkestone & Hythe and Canterbury) Rising Sun Domestic Abuse service helpline: 01227 452852 (Mon-Fri 9am – 5pm)

  • National Women’s Aid Domestic Abuse 24hr helpline:0800 2000247

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