Safeguarding Team


Designated Safeguarding Lead (incl. Prevent)

Megan Underhill - Headteacher


Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads:

Natalie Smith - VP

Georgina Kershaw - VP and SENCO

Patricia Avis - Family Liaison Officer


Safeguarding Governor

Keith Mewes

Safeguarding of our pupils is of paramount importance at The Holy Family Catholic Primary School.


All members of staff are subject to a full, enhanced, DBS check prior to employment and 'Safer Recruitment' procedures are followed.


All members of staff receive regular and ongoing training to confirm procedures in school, to maintain current knowledge of safeguarding issues and to promote continued vigilance.  


The school takes the Safeguarding of children very seriously, Parents with any concerns about a child's welfare should bring these concerns to the schools attention. If you have any concerns please speak to the Class Teacher. 




The Holy Family Catholic Primary School is committed to the safeguarding and protection of all children, young people and adults within our school community. We will carefully select, train and support all those with any responsibility within the School, in line with Safer Recruitment principles of the KSCMP (Kent Safeguarding Children Multi-agency Partnership).


This means that we will:


  • Ensure that our recruitment and selection processes are inclusive, fair, consistent and transparent.
  • Take all reasonable steps to prevent those who might harm children who may be vulnerable, from taking up in our school, positions of respect, responsibility or authority where they are trusted by others.
  • Adhere to safer recruitment legislation, guidance and standards, responding positively to changing understandings of good safer recruitment practice.
  • Always seek advice from human resources personnel to achieve best possible practice.
  • Ensure training on safer recruitment practice guidance is maintained and relevant to current legislation and guidelines
  • Ensure our systems for monitoring adherence to safer recruitment practice are reviewed on a termly basis and documented as such, at an annual EGC.



Online Safety


Online Safety is an integral part of every unit in our Computing Scheme of Work, Kapow! It is taught both explicitly and on an ad hoc basis.  

As well as a focused Online Safety Day, lessons concentrate on teaching children how to keep themselves and others safe online.  Our daily safeguarding class quiz questions incorporate online safety knowledge suited to the year group.  Our teaching aims to highlight the positive uses of technology and explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community both in school and at home.



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