Statutory Information


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 Robinson (SENCO) and Mrs James (Senior Teacher) have also undertaken the necessary training to act as deputy DSL.

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 DSLs will be still available throughout any period of closure and can be contacted in the first instance by email - Please ensure you include a contact telephone number in your email. Urgent concerns should be reported directly to the relevant service, see below for details:

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


Our Safeguarding and Whistleblowing policies can be found on the Policies page.