Safeguarding

Safeguarding

Brenchley and Matfield Primary School is fully committed to safeguarding and the promotion of the welfare of all children in our care. Working together with a variety of agencies, we ensure the appropriate arrangements are in place to assess, identify needs and support our children and families.

The school Safeguarding Lead is Miss Mallon (Head Teacher )

Miss White ( Assistant Head Teacher ) is the deputy Safeguarding Lead

Our most recent Safeguarding and Child Protection policy and our Online Safety policy can be found in the ‘policy’ section of our website and has been updated in line with the changes to KCSIE (Keeping Children Safe in Education) 2021.

Should you any concerns about the health, well-being or safety of any child attending our school, please do not hesitate to contact any of the aforementioned staff on  or via email ([email protected]  marked ‘DSL Confidential’.  This email address should only be used for confidential safeguarding matters and is regularly monitored by our DSL team.

These same officers will provide support, advice and/or signposting in relation to any e-safety concerns including any allegations of cyber-bullying.

Online Safety 

Following the periods of National Lockdown and where remote learning may be taking place, children are more likely to access online resources and websites. It is essential that children are kept safe, understand how to behave online and know what to do if they find themselves in a situation that makes them feel uncomfortable.

The following links will take you to websites designed to give guidance to help parents to keep children safe online at home.

  • CEOP is the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre
    CEOP help children stay safe online. If someone has acted inappropriately towards you online, or to a child or young person you know, you should report it via https://ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

We have a pastoral care team – comprised of three senior leaders (Miss Mallon, Miss White and Mrs Knowles)  who are available to work in partnership with parents and carers through the challenges and celebrations of parenting. This team is able to support with referrals and sign-posting to other agencies and local services (e.g. housing needs financial guidance, GP/health services), further enhance positive relationships and communication between home and school, and give guidance for parents of children showing signs of social, emotional, health or behavioural issues. Please do not hesitate to contact them on 01892 722929.