Kent Safe Schools
The 2010 Safe at School Survey is now open for online
completion. Last year over 8,400 children and young people across
Kent took part in the survey, which is free to complete for all
children, young people and parents and carers across Kent. All
responses are anonymous.
There are separate surveys for primary, secondary children, and
parents and carers which can be completed online and an infant
survey which can be downloaded, completed and returned via email to
. Should you have any questions about the survey, or the
Anti-Bullying Accreditation Scheme please contact Kent Safe Schools
on 01227 284410.
Mission & Purpose
'Kent Safe Schools seeks to listen, consult, engage and
support children and young people to encourage and empower them to
actively participate and positively contribute to their schools and
Kent Safe Schools is a countywide initiative that works to
ensure both the physical and emotional well being of children and
young people. Kent Safe Schools develops and
delivers services both in school and in the wider community.
These services focus on school and community issues, emotional
literacy, social and emotional development, self-esteem and
Listening and talking to the children and young people who use
them is vital to developing the services. Kent Safe Schools
was one of the first organisations within KCC to use youth panels
for every post that would involve working directly with children
and young people. Following the success of these panels our staff
have set up youth panels for other organisations within
Kent County Council.
Sometimes, when the children are of the right
age, activities are peer led. This encourages
children and young people to make a positive contribution
and get involved in change in their communities. Varying
services are delivered throughout the County, dependent on need and
How we help
Research and evidence from Crime Concern, KCF, Youth Offending
Service and Community Safety Partnerships shows how the delivery of
Kent Safe Schools programmes assists in meeting the physical,
social and emotional needs of young people by promoting
protection. We are able to meet the needs of these young people
through peer led activities. This in turn decreases
bullying, combats anti-social behaviour, strengthens emotional
resilience, removes barriers to education (e.g. attendance) and
deters youth crime.
During its 15-year history, Kent Safe Schools has remained at
the "cutting edge" of developing young people's approaches to
reducing crime, tackling social issues and empowering young people.
It was nationally recognised in 2000 by winning the prestigious
British National Crime and Community Safety Awards and this was
followed in 2001 by being cited by Social Services Inspection and
National Audit Commission report on Kent Social Services as an
example of good project practice.