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Monday, October 11th, 2021

The 2021-22 Anti-Bullying survey is online now and live until 17th December 2021. It takes less than 10 minutes to complete. Over the last 5 years we’ve had over 60,000 responses from children and young people aged between 4 and 18.

All responses are confidential and anonymous. Participation is free for all schools in Kent. If you are a school based outside of Kent (elsewhere in the UK)  click here to find out more and register to take part.

If you go to a KENT school, to have your say complete the survey by clicking on the relevant link below.

Taking part is a great quick and free way to kick start your schools’ Anti-Bullying Week activities.

Reporting of individual school data is FREE for all KENT maintained schools, free schools and academies. In addition, we are also providing tailored comparison data against our regional and national data-sets for FREE this year to all Kent schools. Data relating to your school will remain anonymous to you and will not be shared in an identifiable way to any other school or organisation. Sample reports can be viewed by clicking here.

Youth Service Summer Activity Programmes 2021

Tuesday, July 13th, 2021

We are excited to be able to share our Summer 2021 activity programmes for young people. Please use the links below to view activities scheduled in your area!

Folkestone & Hythe District:

Maidstone District:

Tonbridge & Malling District:

Tunbridge Wells District:

See Hear Respond – delivery partner

Monday, May 17th, 2021

Between August 2020 and March 2021, Salus were a delivery partner in See Hear Respond, supporting children and young people who were affected by the coronavirus. We offered support with education reintegration, group-based activities and detached outreach work, and supported just under 1000 Kent children and young people across the three services.

To see our work as a delivery partner in See Hear Respond (led by Barnardo’s and funded by the Department of Education) please view the showcase via this link. Salus are featured on Page 120!

Safety in Action 2019 Dates

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

The dates for Safety in Action events for 2019 have been released:

◊ Dover: 6th – 8th February 2019 NEW AREA FOR 2019!

◊ Shepway: 25th February – 1st March 2019

◊ Thanet: 11th – 15th March 2019

◊ West Kent: 22nd April – 3rd May 2019

◊ Maidstone: 3rd – 14th June 2019

◊ North Kent: 1st – 3rd & 8th – 12th July 2019

‘Safety in Action’ is an interactive event for Year 6 children to learn about some of the dangers they may face as they become more independent and prepare for transition to secondary school.

It is supported by many organisations including Salus, Kent Police, Kent Fire and Rescue Service, RNLI, Kent County Council, Kenward Trust, Drive to Ensure, Hopkins+ (British Heart Foundation) and UK Power Networks.

A number of scenarios are set up by the organisations involved, designed to simulate and provide information about a variety of topics.

If you would like more information or would like to express interest in your pupils attending an upcoming event please contact us.

Emotional First Aid Training Opportunity

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Salus are offering spaces on a Primary Emotional First Aid Course, being held at Teynham Primary School in Sittingbourne.

Emotional First Aid (EFA) is an innovative training course written by Stuart Gemmell, Dave Smith & Jacquie Kelly in 2008 ( EFA is about encouraging the wider Children’s Workforce to get alongside a child or young person experiencing emotional distress, before any professional help is sought.

The course is delivered over 6 sessions. The Primary training course is directed at staff and practitioners working with Children between the ages of 5-11 years old e.g. Teachers, SENCo, FLOs, Inclusion Managers, Social Workers, Learning Support Assistants, Mentors, etc.

“A fantastic, informative course. Would recommend to colleagues as this has been a learning curve and I am going away with so many ideas, hoping to use them as they are very much needed.”

Course Dates: 30th April, 14th May, 21st May, 4th June, 11th June, 18th June 2018

Time: 1.00 – 4.00pm

Cost: £300 per person

Spaces are limited so please book your place now! Contact us for more information

Family Support Service to be delivered by Salus

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Salus are thrilled to announce that we have been commissioned to deliver the Family Support Service in North and West Kent! We will be working with Kent Charity Porchlight to deliver practical hands-on support to families to build their resilience and ensure all children and young people have the opportunity to succeed in life.

Excitingly, we will also be working with Porchlight to deliver the service in East and South Kent.

This builds on the excellent work achieved through our Family Intervention Programme.

Keep an eye on our website for more information!


Salus Awarded Youth Service Contracts

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Salus are excited to announce that Kent County Council have commissioned us to deliver Youth Services across the Maidstone and Shepway districts, commencing on 1st December 2016 for a period of 5 years.

We look forward to building on our existing work in these areas, and working alongside YMCA George Williams College, Mind, Youth Central and Funding for All to develop excellent services for children and young people.

Keep an eye on our website for further information!

Community Fun Day – Hythe

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Salus are hosting a community fun day in Hythe on Saturday 30th July 2016 between 11.00 and 16.00 in Oaklands, near Stade Street. The fun day will offer everyone the opportunity to find out more about the Restorative Approaches in the Community Project and how to get involved. We will also use this day to find out what community issues are most important to local residents.

We will have many FREE activities including face painting, music, sports, dance, live performances and lots of local information – a fun, free day out for families and residents.

The Restorative Approaches in the Community Project aims to build a stronger community by engaging young people and providing them with the restorative skills, knowledge, support and confidence to resolve issues in their communities.

For information please contact us

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Memorial for Pickle

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

A memorial service was held by Birchington Primary School for our beloved friend and fully-fledged member of the Salus team – Pickle the ‘Pets as Therapy’ dog, who sadly passed away earlier this year after a very short illness.

Children at the school talked about the impact that Pickle and his owner Olly had on their lives. Their sessions had helped to develop their communication skills and emotional literacy, and build self-esteem through learning practically about basic obedience and care of an animal, demonstration of appropriate language, role plays and stories.

Pickle will be missed by us all.


Anti-Bullying Week 2016 Theme Launched!

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Anti-Bullying Week 14th – 18th November 2016

As core members of the Anti-Bullying Alliance, Salus are delighted that the theme for this year’s Anti-Bullying Week is: ‘Power for Good’.

The key aims are to:

  • support children and young people to use their Power for Good – by understanding the ways in which they are powerful and encouraging individual and collective action to stop bullying and create the best world possible
  • help parents and carers to use their Power for Good – through supporting children with issues relating to bullying and working together with schools to stop bullying
  • encourage all teachers, school support staff and youth workers to use their Power for Good – by valuing the difference they can make in a child’s life, and taking individual and collective action to prevent bullying and create safe environments where children can thrive

We are now accepting advance bookings for our school Anti-Bullying Week workshops, and are busy creating activities and resources that are geared to support this theme and give your pupils the confidence to use their Power for Good.

The workshops will provide your pupils, their parents/carers and school staff with ideas and practical steps that anyone can take to become an ‘Upstander’; being able to recognise when something is wrong and the best way they can act to make it right. Click here to watch a short animated film about being an Upstander.

To secure a workshop on your preferred date and take advantage of a 10% early booking discount (saving £60) on full day bookings, contact us to book a slot before Wednesday 20th July 2016.



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