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Safeguarding at Bethany

Safeguarding children is the action we take to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.



Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:


  • protecting children from maltreatment;
  • preventing impairment of children’s health and development;
  • ensuring that children grow up circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.


We recognise that keeping pupils safe and promoting their wellbeing is of paramount importance. Contact our Safeguarding Team for all pupil safety and well-being matters, including anti-bullying, first aid, internet safety, radicalisation, healthy eating, staff recruitment checks, and general safeguarding.


We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our ‘Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy’ which can be viewed in the ‘Policies’ section of our website.

Contact Designated Safeguarding Leads


Our Designated Safeguarding Leads for our school are:

Mr Alan Sturrock (DSL)

Contact email:

Miss Toni Carter (Deputy DSL)

Contact email:

If the case is brought to the attention of the Designated Safeguarding Lead, Headmaster any other member of the Safeguarding Committee outside normal office hours, contact should be made with the Social Services Emergency Duty Team / Social Worker (Integrated Front Door) on 03000 411111 (out of hours 03000 419191) or for advice on safeguarding issues in education the Tunbridge Wells Area Safeguarding Team (Education) 03001 651440.



CEOP is a command of the National Crime Agency who helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre for information and advice and make a report to CEOP. Click on the button below to make a report directly to CEOP.

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