Worried about a child?

Safeguarding at Longfield Academy

If you believe that a child or young person is at IMMEDIATE risk, you should treat this as an emergency and call the academy, or call 999 to report your concerns to the Police.

Our safeguarding personnel (as of 2020) are as follows:

  • DSL Designated Safeguarding Lead: Joy Liasu
  • Deputy Child Protection Coordinator: Gail Peters
  • Child Looked After Coordinator: David O’Leary
  • Online Safety Coordinator: Thomas Bird
  • Person responsible for children with medical conditions: Alastair Williams

Most children enjoy generally happy childhood experiences within their own family. Unfortunately for some this is not the case. During difficult family times, everyone who knows the child must do the best they can to protect them from future harm.

Spot Abuse

You may be concerned about a child or young person. You may or may not know them, or even their name. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Abuse can take many different forms, such as neglect, sexual abuse, physical abuse and even emotional abuse.

Take Responsibility

Don’t assume that someone else will take responsibility and make that phone call. You could help to save a child’s life. If you are worried, report it.

Tell someone!

Please contact Specialist Children’s Services or the Police immediately:

Kent Central Duty Team
Telephone: 03000 411111

Emergency Out of Hours
Telephone: 03000 419191
E-mail: social.services@kent.gov.uk

Kent Police (non emergency)
Telephone: 101

If  you are concerned about a student attending Longfield Academy please email safeguarding@longfieldacademy.org or call Longfield Academy on 01474 700700 and ask to speak to a member of the Safeguarding Team.


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