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At Simon Langton Girls' Grammar School, the safety of all students is paramount. Safeguarding means:

  • Protecting children from maltreatment
  • Preventing impairment of children’s health or development
  • Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • Taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcome

Safeguarding includes child protection, health care plans, health and safety, site security, safety on school trips, anti-bullying work, online safety and much more.

We believe that students have a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment which includes the right to protection from all types of abuse; where staff are vigilant for signs of any student in distress and are confident about applying safeguarding processes to avert and alleviate any such problems.

Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm – safe from bullying, safe from people who could abuse, safe from discrimination or harassment – and that we all feel safe in our environment.

If you are ever concerned about the safety or well‐being of someone at our school please talk to our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Mrs Hannah Tranter. Alternatively please contact one of our Safeguarding Deputies: 
Mrs Lisa Bramwell, Mrs Annika Charman (SENDCO), Mrs Katy Clarke, Ms Naomi Evans, Mr Rob Green, Miss Ellie Howard, Mrs Natalie Liston, Mr Paul Pollard, Mr Will Prior, Mr George Revell, Mrs Justine Thurgood and Miss Rachel Watmore.

We also have a dedicated email address: safeguarding@langton.kent.sch.uk

The school adheres to the following DFE (and other) safeguarding documents:

In addition to national and local guidance the school has its own safeguarding documents which are reviewed regularly and are available through the school website or on request to the school.

All staff receive annual Child Protection and Safeguarding update training and are aware of the procedures for passing on concerns within school. If any members of the school or local community have concerns about the welfare of a child in the school, please pass them on to the School Safeguarding Team.

Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School is an Operation Encompass School. This means we work in partnership with Kent Police to provide support to children experiencing domestic abuse. 

How you can help:


Children and young people (students) have a responsibility to:

  • Contribute to the development of school safeguarding policies
  • Read and adhere to (at a level appropriate to their age and ability) the schools safeguarding policies and procedures
  • Seek help from a trusted adult if things go wrong, and support others that may be experiencing safeguarding concerns
  • Develop and take responsibility (at a level that is appropriate to their individual age, ability and vulnerabilities) for keeping themselves and others safe, including online

Parents and Carers

Parents/carers have a responsibility to:

  • Read the relevant school/policies and procedures, encouraging their children to adhere to them, and adhering to them themselves where appropriate
  • Discuss safeguarding issues with their children, support the school in their safeguarding approaches, and reinforce appropriate safe behaviours at home
  • Identify changes in behaviour which could indicate that their child is at risk of harm online
  • Seek help and support from the school, or other appropriate agencies, if they or their child encounters any safeguarding concern
  • Contribute to the development of the schools safeguarding policies


Safeguarding Policy for StudentsSafeguarding StatementDesignated Safeguarding Lead and Deputies Poster

Visitors to the school - mobile phone use guidance

Safeguarding leaflet - visitors and volunteers to the school

Safeguarding Newsletters

External Links

Young Minds: www.youngminds.org.uk
NSPCC: www.nspcc.org.uk
ChildLine: www.childline.org.uk
Papyrus: www.papyrus-uk.org
The Mix: www.themix.org.uk
Crime Stoppers: www.crimestoppers-uk.org
Victim Support: www.victimsupport.org.uk
Kidscape: www.kidscape.org.uk
The Samaritans: www.samaritans.org
Family Lives: www.familylives.org.uk
Mind: www.mind.org.uk
MOSAC: www.mosac.org.uk
Action Fraud: www.actionfraud.police.uk
NAPAC (National Association for People Abused in Childhood): www.napac.org.uk
Mencap: www.mencap.org.uk
Respond: www.respond.org.uk
Refuge: www.refuge.org.uk
Women’s Aid: www.womensaid.org.uk
Men’s Advice Line: www.mensadviceline.org.uk
Mankind: www.mankindcounselling.org.uk
Domestic Abuse Support: domesticabuseservices.org.uk
Forced Marriage Unit: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/forced-marriage
Stop it Now!: www.stopitnow.org.uk
Parents Protect: www.parentsprotect.co.uk
Marie Collins Foundation: www.mariecollinsfoundation.org.uk
CEOP: www.ceop.police.uk
Internet Watch Foundation (IWF): www.iwf.org.uk
Lucy Faithfull Foundation: www.lucyfaithfull.org.uk
Educate against Hate: www.educateagainsthate.com
True Vision: www.report-it.org.uk
Counter Terrorism Internet Referral Unit: www.gov.uk/report-terrorism