This school recognises that:

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility

(KCSIE 2018)

Section 175 of the Education Act 2002, and regulations under Section 157, places a duty on the governing body to have arrangements in place to ensure safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  The Governors recognise that children have a fundamental right to be protected from harm or exploitation and that pupils cannot learn effectively unless they feel secure. The Governors will, therefore, ensure that the school environment promotes self-confidence and a feeling of self-worth, in the knowledge that pupil’s concerns will be listened to and acted upon.

Governors, staff and volunteers in this school understand the importance of working in partnership with children, their parents/ carers and other agencies in order to promote children’s welfare.

The Governors will also ensure that the school carries out its statutory duties to report suspected child abuse to the Local Authority Children’s Services (Social Care usually via the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub MASH)) and to assist them in taking appropriate action on behalf of children in need or enquiring into allegations of child abuse.  The school recognises the contribution they can make to protect and support pupils in their care.

The school is committed to ensuring that best practice is adopted when working with all children and young people, offering them support and protection and accepts that it has a legal and moral responsibility to implement procedures, to provide a duty of care for young people, to safeguard their well-being and to protect them from abuse.

Any concerns are normally discussed with parents first and, if appropriate, and with their agreement, a referral to Children’s Social Care (CSC) may be made. However, if such discussion and permission-seeking may place a child at risk of significant harm, then the school may contact CSC without first contacting the parents. This is in line with Government guidelines.

The designated safeguarding leads (DSLs) in school are Miss Rawson, Headteacher and Mrs Changchao, Pupil Welfare Manager.

The deputy safeguarding leads are Mrs Bartolomeo, Deputy Headteacher and Mrs Bootle (Assistant Headteacher).

Further safeguarding information can be found below and in the LSCB (Local Safeguarding Chiildren’s Board) parent section at

To see the Twynham Learning Child Protection Policy and our School-specific Child Protection Procedures, please visit our Policies Page.