As a school, we recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice. Child protection forms part of the school’s safeguarding responsibilities.
What is safeguarding?
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:
• protecting children from maltreatment;
• preventing impairment of children's health or development;
• ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
• taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
Child Protection is a part of safeguarding and promoting welfare. It refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm.
A child includes anyone under the age of 18.
Who are the safeguarding team at tomlinscote?
Ms Helen Rushby - Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Mrs Carol Candappa - Deputy DSL & Student Support Officer for KS3
Mrs Lorraine Fullard - Deputy DSL & Student Support Officer for KS4
Mrs Georgina Gill and Mr Leon Frater - Associate SLT with Deputy DSL roles
Heather O'Connor - Safeguarding Councillor (Academy Quality Council)
Our safeguarding policy can be found here.