Senacre Wood Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils. Strict child protection and recruitment procedures operate and all appointments are subject to satisfactory references and enhanced checks from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The Designated safeguarding Leads at Senacre Wood Primary are:

Mrs E Sweeney Mrs M Dixon Mrs E Baksh Mrs C Palmer Mrs D McKenzie
Lead DSL Deputy DSL Deputy DSL Deputy DSL Deputy DSL
Headteacher Deputy Headteacher  SENCO and Assistant Head FLO Assistant Head


We work together to ensure that children are being kept safe at home and at school, and that the right help can be offered if this is not the case. Help comes from a compassionate and supportive place, but we will always put the voice and needs of a child first. All staff are fully trained to spot the signs of abuse and neglect in children, and this training is updated throughout the year.

Thank you for using the dsl contact us, a DSL will be in touch with a reply as soon as possible. 


If you think a child is in immediate danger, please phone 999. 

If you have a concern about the safety and wellbeing of a child, whether they attend our setting or not, you can contact Kent Children's Services directly on 03000 41 11 11 until 5pm or on 03000 419191 out of hours, where you can put through an anonymous referral.

For more information, please visit the following KCC website for further information and out of hours contacts. 

You can also use the contact box on this page to alert us discreetly to any concerns you have. This message is sent directly to a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) monitored inbox.

The NSPCC also has lots of information on reporting abuse and mistreatment of children, their website is here.