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NWKAPS recognises our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of our pupils. As a community of pupils, parents, families, staff and governors, we are committed to keeping our pupils safe and following practices that protect them, as described in our safeguarding policy.


Designated Safeguarding Lead: Abi Woodhouse –

Deputy DSL: Marie Woolston –

Senior Lead for Welfare: Pam Pritchard –


If you are concerned that a child is at immediate risk of harm, please dial 999 or consult with the Front door on 03000 411 111 or 03000 419 191 (out of hours).


Safeguarding resources for you

If you are a child concerned about your mental or emotional health, or if you are someone else concerned about a child, the following organisations can offer immediate support, 24 hours a day, seven days a week:



NHS Mental Health Direct

NHS ChatHealth

Information, advice and support for children online, on the phone, anytime.Mental health help and advice anytime of the day or night.Confidential help and advice by text or online chat.

0800 1111

0800 011 34 74

Text 07520 618 850




More safeguarding resources


Kent Safeguarding Children

NWKAPS Student Safeguarding Policy