Safeguarding

"Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility"

This is our ethos at KC with regards to safeguarding.

Our top priority is that every student is safe and happy in school and every student has a member of staff they feel they can speak to whatever their concern. We have a strong safeguarding team who are here for every student and available for you to speak to.

Online Safety is becoming more important in our everyday lives. Below are some support and information sites/apps which will help students, parents and staff stay safe online and advice & support for Social Networking. There is also some support for general safeguarding concerns. If you need to contact the Safeguarding team you can contact us on dsl@kentcollege.co.uk

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Mr Dan Bennett
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Mrs Beverly Pocock
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Mrs Kate Jain
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Mr Jeremy Smith
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Mr Dan Knapp
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Mrs Tracy Watton
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Mr Tim Phillips
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Mrs Jody Moseling
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Miss Lara Wilkinson
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Ms Marie Christian
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Mr Harry Smith

ChildLine is there 24hrs a day to support you in any way they can whatever the problem. You can also visit their website for further information https://www.childline.org.uk or signposting to other support websites

ChildLine

Please find the Kent College Online Safety Policy by clicking the link below

KC Online Safety Policy

Child Exploitation and Online Protection command - if you have any concerns about what you have seen online report it to CEOP

Child Exploitation and Online Protection command

Think U Know - is an online general advice site to do with anything internet based. Advice is given by age range including support for parents.

Think U Know

Support for Students and Adults on Facebook and Twitter.

Facebook Help Parents portal

Twitter Help

Your online mental wellbeing community

Free, safe and anonymous support

Kooth

Resources to support parents and carers to keep your children safe online:

  • support for parents and carers to keep children safe online, which outlines resources to help keep children safe from different risks online and where to go to find support and advice
  • guidance on staying safe online which includes information on security and privacy settings
  • Thinkuknow provides advice from the National Crime Agency (NCA) on staying safe online
  • Parent info is a collaboration between Parentzone and the NCA providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations
  • Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support
  • Internet matters provides age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world
  • London Grid for Learning has support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online
  • Net-aware has support for parents and carers from the NSPCC, including a guide to social networks, apps and games
  • Let’s Talk About It has advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation
  • UK Safer Internet Centre has tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online, including parental controls offered by home internet providers and safety tools on social networks and other online services

NSPCC - is a great resource full of information to keep young people safe and provide information for students, careers and parents.

NSPCC

Dedicated NSPCC helpline for sexual abuse is schools 0800 136 663

The new helpline will provide both children and adults who are potential victims of sexual abuse in schools with the appropriate support and advice. This includes how to contact the police and report crimes if they wish. The helpline will also provide support to parents and professionals too.

NSPCC Support and advice for parents

The NSPCC provides some useful leaflets on a number of concerns you may have.

NSPCC Support and advice for parents

Child Net

Child Net is a website set up to help make the internet a great and safe place for children and young people.

Child Net

School Health Team:

Call: 0800 0113 474 to speak confidentially to a member of the single point of access (SPA) team. This can be around Mental Health or other medical concerns. You can also complete the online referral form for support in areas such general and emotional health.

NHS School health service referral form

ChatHealth Text: 07520 618850 young people aged 11-19 can use our confidential and anonymous texting service to have direct access to a nurse (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).

MoodSpark - A place where young people aged 10-16 can learn how to look after their emotional and mental health and find ways to help them bounce back when life gets tough

MoodSpark

The button has been developed to offer anyone living in the UK a simple and convenient mechanism for gaining access to reporting routes for commonly used social networking sites, gaming platforms, apps and streaming services alongside trusted online safety advice, help and support.

Free training for parents on wellbeing and self harming behaviours

Here is the link to Mind and Body's free online training sessions for parents and carers who are looking to explore strategies to support their young person's wellbeing, particularly in relation to self harm. The sessions are open access and therefore parents/carers don't have to have a young person currently open to Mind and Body in order to access the session.

More information about Mind and Body can be accessed here.

Teen Mental Health – A Guide for Parents

Your child’s teenage years are an exciting time, but they can be tricky too. With hormones going wild and bigger pressures at school, challenging mood swings are par for the course. With mental ill-health on the rise though, you’ll want to keep watch on whether their moods are normal, or if they need a bit of help.

More information visit MyTutor

MyTutor - Teen Mental Health – A Guide for Parents

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