The needs and safety of young people always comes first.  Meopham School is committed to safeguarding our students, staff and visitors.  We expect all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment.

The Safeguarding Agenda incorporates child protection and concentrates on the well-being of the young person.

We aim to ensure that we detect any sign that could indicate a young person is not thriving or is failing to meet his/her potential.  Any concern will be acted upon.

At Meopham School we conduct regular risk assessments to ensure the school site is safe and secure.  Any concerns should be reported to the Designated Safeguarding Lead Mrs R. Clements on 01474 814646 or if you need to get in touch with a member of the DSL team, please email: or

We see safeguarding as keeping our community safe from harm, abuse or injury.  We take our duty of care very seriously and will consistently follow up any concern. Meopham School works with outside agencies in line with "Working Together to Safeguard Children 2023" and "Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023" to promote the safeguarding and wellbeing of all students and staff.  Please also see the Local Safeguarding Children Partnership for more information.

Useful links and Information

National Domestic Abuse Helpline

This service provides information and support for victims of domestic abuse, those supporting a victim or people wanting information about domestic abuse.  It includes a quick exit function allowing the user leave the site at the click of a button.

Internet Matters: Sexting

This is a really useful website which helps parents and carers learn about sexting (also known as Youth Produced Sexual Imagery), provides advice about protecting your child and dealing with an incident of sexting.  It also contains useful resources including educational videos to share with your child.