Safeguarding Team

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) (Bearsted College): James Doddington
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) (Cranbrook College): Fi Bradbrook
  • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) (Cranbrook College): Dee Pickerill, Jack Nolan, Courtney Bolton & Sandra Davies
  • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) (Bearsted College): Dee Pickerill, Emily Stone, Becki Edgeler-Uden, Courtney Bolton, Abby Savage, Tracey Christofi & Natalie Giles
  • Online Safety Coordinator: Chris Green
  • Senior Mental Health Lead: Courtney Bolton
  • Looked After Children Coordinator: James Doddington


Contact Us

Our team is dedicated to supporting you and can be reached during normal working hours (term time).

Outside of normal working hours or term time please visit the KCC Social Care Website or dial 999 for emergency services.

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  • All staff receive safeguarding training on induction as well as ongoing updates and personal development e.g. Online Safety, Prevent, County Lines.
  • Allegations and concerns are reported proactively and taken seriously by all. Appropriate action is taken by the safeguarding team including rationale.
  • We work with Families, the Local Authority, Police and Support Services to ensure our students and families receive the support they need.
  • We complete and review risk assessments to ensure that all potential dangers in activities have been identified.
  • We teach our students how to identify dangers and keep themselves safe (including online) during weekly PSHE lessons, assemblies and tutor time and dedicated weekly ‘Stay Safe’ – National Online Safety Sessions
  • Our students and staff are well trained to evacuate the building safely in case of fire or other emergencies.
  • We have 3 experienced DSLs. Level 3 DSL Training is updated once every two years for all DSLs.
  • Our safeguarding governor works closely with the school to ensure safeguarding practices are robust and upheld.
  • All staff are DBS checked and can be identified easily via their ID badge which must be worn at all times. This is scanned upon entry into the school building. 
  • We have a lanyard system in place to ensure visitors are readily and easily identified and are always appropriately supervised whilst within the academy.
  • Our students have options and easy access to support from our student support mentors, wellbeing staff, safeguarding team and leadership teams.

By a student

  • Any adult you speak to in the school will listen to what you have to say with an open mind.
  • Adults will not ask leading questions so that you have to reveal more details.
  • If they are worried about your safety, they might invite another professional to talk to you.
  • They will explain that they have a responsibility to report what has been said to the safeguarding team if they are concerned about your safety.
  • Adults will never stop us from freely talking or sharing about significant events.
  • Adults will make careful notes of discussions and ensure that all concerns are recorded accurately and promptly.
  • Adults will not keep or promise to keep secrets.
  • All adults will immediately report to the Safeguarding team if they are worried about your safety. At Snowfields this is through an online form which gets immediately distributed to all DSLs, so even if we are not in our offices or in the building we are still able to be completely informed of any safeguarding matters.

By an adult

  • Adults (non staff) can report concerns to the safeguarding team by emailing  
  • Adults (staff) can report concerns to the safeguarding team by emailing relevant DSLs. Adults will be required to log this concerns promptly via Bromcom
  • The safeguarding team will review all referrals and take appropriate action. Non Staff will be contacted via email to acknowledge or phone call if additional information exchange is required.
  • Referrals made to the safeguarding team may be reported to the Police, Local Authority or Support Agencies who may also be in touch with you if required.