Who is responsible for Safeguarding in the School?


At Chilham St Mary’s, everyone is responsible for ensuring high standards of pupil behaviour, safety and welfare.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is responsible for all matters related to safeguarding in the school which at Chilham St Mary’s is Mrs Cooper (Headteacher). Mrs Woodland (School Business Manager) and Mrs McQuillan (SENCO) have also undertaken the necessary training to act as deputy DSL’s.

Reporting a Concern

The team regularly meet and review all concerns that are currently ongoing and discuss any new referrals from staff and parents. If you have any concerns about the welfare of any child in school, then please do not hesitate to come in and speak to any member of the team. 

Our Safeguarding Policy can be found here Child Protection Policy and in the Policy section of the school website

Our Whistleblowing Policy can be found here Whistleblowing Policy and in the Policy section of the school website

How else can I report a concern?


  • Help for children and young people
  • Calls are free and confidential and won’t appear on your phone bill
  • Tel: 0800 1111


  • Help for adults concerned about a child
  • People who call can remain anonymous
  • Tel: 0808 800 5000