Safeguarding, Child Protection, Inclusion & Well-being

Tell our safeguarding team about a concern:

Safeguarding at TCS is considered everyone’s responsibility and as such our school aims to create the safest environment within which every pupil has the opportunity to achieve their Five Outcomes. TCS recognizes the contribution it can make in ensuring that all pupils registered or who use our school feel that they will be listened to and appropriate action taken. We will do this by working in partnership with other agencies and seeking to establish effective working relationships with parents, carers and other colleagues to develop and provide activities and opportunities throughout our curriculum that will help to equip our children with the skills they need. This will include materials and learning experiences that will encourage our children to develop essential life skills and protective behaviours.

At Exeter Road, the Senior Designated Officer is Kelly Ray and the Deputy Designated Officers are Christine Mayne and Sarah Minty-Dyke. These persons can be contacted with any safeguarding concerns. If you have immediate concerns about the welfare of a child, please click here and complete the attached form and make contact with any of the named officers above. To read the Staff Safeguarding and Child Protection policy, please visit our policies page

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