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Report a concern to the school.

Use this link to report a safeguarding concern to a designated safeguarding lead at Minterne Junior School. If a child is in immediate danger you must report your concern to Social Services (03000 411111 or out of hours 03000 419191) and / or the Police (999). This email is checked during school opening hours only.

Safeguarding leads


  • Mr Mark Pearmain, Trust lead DSL 07546 608230
  • Mrs Catherine Hurst, lead DSL 01795 472323
  • Mrs Kirsty Hadfield, Deputy DSL 01795 472323
  • Mrs Sue Sargeant, Deputy DSL  07731 602575
  • Mrs Amanda Adcock, Deputy DSL   07594 888784
  • Mrs Karen Arnold (Acorn Centre Lead) 01795 426707

Child Protection


Parents should be aware that we have a statutory duty to protect their children. Minterne Junior School will take any reasonable action to ensure the safety of its pupils.


In cases where the school has reason to be concerned that a child may be subject to ill-treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse, staff have no alternative but to follow Kent’s Child in Need / Child Protection Procedures.


The school has its own Child Protection Policy, a copy is available on from this page. A paper copy is also available to read at the school.


The Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mr Pearmain (lead DSL), Mrs Hadfield, Mrs Hurst,

Mrs Sargeant, Mrs Arnold and Mrs Adcock.


If you have a safeguarding concern please contact us directly - .

Safeguarding Statement

Minterne Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This means that we have a Child Protection Policy in place.

Parents and carers are welcome to read the Policy on our website or they can request a paper copy from the school office.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare. If a member of staff is concerned about a child’s welfare, they will record their concern, and any observations or conversation heard, and report to one of the DSLs as soon as possible the same day.