Safeguarding at Rodmersham

Our primary concern is to ensure all children at Rodmersham feel HAPPY and SAFE with us.  If we can do this, then all of our children will be successful in their learning journey.

Designated Senior Person for Safeguarding Children:                                Nicky McMullon

Deputy Persons for Safeguarding Children:                                               Justine Williams and Maria Cooper

Nominated Rodmersham Governor responsible for Child Protection:         David Roche

What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding means:

  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment

  • preventing harm to children’s health or development

  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care

  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.

Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18.

What is Child Protection?

Child Protection is part of Safeguarding and promoting welfare. It refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specfic children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm. 

SAFEGUARDING / Child Protection Policy 

Mandatory Reporting of FGM - Procedural information 

From 31 October 2015 it is mandatory for teachers, health and social workers to report to the police if they find, or are told, someone under 18 has undergone FGM. Please click here to obtain more information on the correct procedure to follow.  

Keeping Children Safe in Education - September 2018

Please click here to access the statutory guidance from the Department for Education. The guidance states that 'all staff should be aware of systems within their school  which support safeguarding and these should be explained to them as part of staff induction.