Safeguarding Information

Safeguarding at Deal Parochial C.E.P School

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Justine Brown

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead(s):

Katherine Porteous, Mel Fox, Louise Friend, Nichola Bugden

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022

Our Ethos

Our school is a community and all those directly connected (staff, governors, parents, families and pupils) have an essential role to play in making it safe and secure. Safeguarding is given the highest priority, and all measures possible are taken to keep staff, children and the community safe.  We welcome suggestions and comments that will contribute to this process. Deal Parochial C.E. School recognises the importance of providing an ethos and environment within school that will help children to feel safe, secure and respected; encourage them to talk openly; and enable them to feel confident that they will be listened to. 

Should you have any safeguarding concerns about your family’s well being we encourage you to phone us at school and have a chat.

We are here to help and also have a number of links to other agencies who also may be able to provide a focus of support in a time of need.

Our support comes without judgement. We just want to HELP you in a time of need.

What can I do if I am worried about something?

During school time hours

Please phone the school office number (01304 374464) and ask to speak to a member of our Designated Safeguarding Lead team (DSL)

We will listen and offer advice.

If you have concerns and it is after the school working day has closed you may also phone:

Integrated Front Door on 03000 4111111 or the Police on 999

(outside office hours 03000 419191)

Other external support you may consider useful include:

Domestic Abuse Directory of Services – Updated Nov 2020 

Freephone 24-Hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247

If a child may be at risk of imminent harm you should call the

Integrated Front Door on 03000 4111111 or the Police on 999

(outside office hours 03000 419191)

Early Help Contacts (district teams) can be found on