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At Slade, the health, safety and wellbeing of every child is our top priority.  As a school we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our children and we expect all staff, volunteers and governors to share this commitment.  We ensure there are consistent and effective safeguarding procedures in place to support families, children and staff at school.  

Our Safeguarding Team

At Slade we have a team of Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) who are responsible for overseeing all safeguarding matters.  We also have a named governor, Simon Griffiths, who is responsible for monitoring safeguarding at Slade. 

We also have a team of Safeguarding Champions made up of Year 5 and 6 children.  Click here to read more about their role. 


Viki Garrett - Lead DSL and Deputy Headteacher

Karen Slade - Headteacher

Catherine Barber - Inclusion Leader

Hazel Smith - School Counsellor and HLTA

James Duffin - Class Teacher and Phase leader for Year 5/6

Libby Wilmshurst - FLO

Clare Greehy - Support Staff

Jayne Laker - Teacher of the Deaf and Assistant SENCO

Wendy Ball - Fitness and Wellbeing Champion/Senior Mental Health First Aider

Raising a concern

If you are concerned about the safety of a child, please email our DSLs using the enquiry form below or email

If the concern is urgent, then please contact 'Kent Safeguarding Children Multi-agency Partnership' using this link to report your concern:

If a child is in immediate danger, call the emergency services using 999.


Policies and Procedures

Please follow this link to access our Child Protection policy as well as some of our other policies which explain the systems we have in place for safeguarding.


Safeguarding Links: