Safeguarding children and protecting them from harm is everyone's responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play. Parkwood Primary School takes this role extremely seriously and our approach to safeguarding is always putting the needs of each individual child at the centre of what we do; working closely with other agencies to provide effective support and providing staff with regular and up-to-date safeguarding training.

Click on the link below to access our safeguarding policy

Safeguarding policy September 2023

The posters below are displayed around the school so that all staff and visitors to the school know who to contact if they are concerned about a child.

The posters below have been designed with the children in mind. The children are aware of who they can speak to if they have any worries and can recognise adults who have been given permission to be in our school. They also know that they shouldn't be left alone with someone wearing a blue lanyard. They need another adult with them too. 

NSPCC Whistleblowing helpline is 0800 028 2085 (8am - 8pm Monday to Friday) or via email


Worried about a Child?

See below for information, help, support, and advice if you are worried about a child in Medway.


Making a referral to Medway Council Children's Social Care:

If you have concerns that a child or young person living in Medway is suffering from harm, please use the following contact details: 

  • Tel: 01634 334466
  • Click here for their website.


Medway's First Response Service (Social Services)

  • Telephone: 01634 334466
  • 24-hour emergency number: 03000 419191
  • or click here for more details about Medway Council Social Care and Health.


Domestic Abuse Support in Kent and Medway

  • Telephone: 0808 200 0247 (National Domestic Abuse Helpline)
  • Click here for Domestic Abuse Support in Kent & Medway website. 


Alternative telephone numbers where you have concerns about a child:

  • NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
  • Child Line: 0800 1111
  • Medway Police: 01622 690690


Useful contact details:

  • Police non-emergency number: 101
  • Emergency services number: 999
  • LADO (Local Authority Designated Officer) Tel: 01634 331065