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The Kent Safeguarding Children Multi-Agency Partnership are working with partner agencies to provide you with up to date information and access to resources to help safeguarding children and young people in Kent.

KSCMP Training Update

Following the advice from the Government, we have taken the decision to suspend the training calendar until September 2020.

During this time, we are encouraging professionals to use the suite of online courses that is available here.

Update from Partners

  • Information from Kent Police can be found here.
  • Information from Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Groups can be found here.
  • Information from Kent County Council can be found here.

Local Guidance and Resources

Kent and Medway Safe Havens

Mental Health Matters (national charity passionate about support people with mental health and emotional welfare needs) have opened Safe Havens in Canterbury, Maidstone, Thanet and Medway. Safe Havens provides a safe place where people aged 16+ can access immediate support if they are feeling distressed, frightened, overwhelmed, feel like things are getting too much for them, perhaps suicidal or thoughts of hurting themselves, isolated, or are in crisis.

Safe Havens are free to access and no referral is needed. They are an out of hours service meaning staff are available in the evenings and at weekends.

Canterbury Safe Haven

Opening Hours: Everyday (6pm-11pm)


Telephone:07876 476703 / 07483 163953

Maidstone Safe Haven

Opening Hours: Everyday (6pm-11pm)


Telephone: 07484 061684

Medway Safe Haven

Opening Hours: Everyday (6pm-11pm)


Telephone: 07850 901151 /  07808 795036

Thanet Safe Haven

Opening Hours: Everyday (6pm-11pm)


Telephone: 07850 655877

Further information can be found here.

National Guidance and Resources

Free Online COVID-19 Training