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Academy Closure Advice

Following the guidance from the UK Government, The Ebbsfleet Academy is now closed except for children of Key Workers and vulnerable children  

The academy’s Designated Safeguarding Lead is: Crystal Cardnell, Vice Principal  
The academy’s Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is: Holly Hicks, Inclusion Manager  
Safeguarding Team: Vikki Whitehead, Pastoral Leader and Karen Taylor, Pastoral Leader

Concerned about a child?  

If you are worried about a child's wellbeing you can contact the academy at or 07519 429748 (between 9am and 4pm)

If a child is in immediate danger or is at risk of harm, a request for support should be made immediately to Children’s Social Work Services (03000 41 11 11) and/or the police (999).  

Kent Children's Social Services can be contacted by
Telephone: 03000 41 11 11 (text relay 18001 03000 41 11 11)

Out of hours and in an emergency
If you need to contact Kent Social Services outside of normal office hours, for example during the night, call 03000 41 91 91.

If you think someone is in immediate danger, the best thing to do is call 999 for the emergency services.

If you are a student you can contact


Childline (0800 1111)
Childline is a counselling service for children and young people up to their 19th birthday in the United Kingdom provided by the NSPCC


A children's charity who protect, support and nurture the UK's most vulnerable children.



Samaritans (116 123)
A support helpline for any person struggling or unable to cope, or if you are worried about someone else


Whilst we are asking students to complete their school work from home, we understand that they may potentially encounter more online risks than they would usually.  If students encounter harmful content on the internet during this period, they can report this to the academy via the DSL email or phone number.  We have also included links to CEOP and UK Safer Internet. These are national agencies to whom you can report concerns to via their website. To support families in keeping safe online, the following links have practical support for students, parents and carers

Childline - for support UK Safer Internet Centre - to report and remove harmful online content
CEOP - for advice on making a report about online abuse
Internet matters - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
Net-aware - for support for parents and carers from the NSPCC
Parent info - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
Thinkuknow - for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
UK Safer Internet Centre - advice for parents and carers
Release the pressure - mental health support provided by Kent County Council

Other useful links for Students, Parents and Carers











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