safeguarding

Headteachers Welcome

At Turing House School we take safeguarding and child protection issues very seriously. All those who come into contact with children and families in their everyday work have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

Prior to employment, all staff (paid or voluntary), are checked against the government's Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for their suitability to work with children and young people. Safeguarding forms part of our recruitment process - all interview panels include staff qualified in "safer recruitment" and include elements to further test candidates' suitability to work with children.

At employment, and then annually, staff are required to complete safeguarding training. Updates on aspects of safeguarding form part of all staff training throughout each year. This training includes an overview of responsibilities, signs and symptoms, as well as advice and guidance about what to do in the event of a concern.

Our Child Protection Team is:

Mrs E Collins

Deputy Headteacher / Safeguarding and Child Protection Lead (Designated Person)/ Child Protection Trainer

Mrs K Poynton

Head of Inclusion / Deputy Designated Person

Mr O'Sullivan

Headteacher / Deputy Designated Person / Child Protection Trainer

Miss L Nicholson

Deputy Headteacher / Deputy Designated Person / Child Protection Trainer

PLUS Team

Mrs Poynton, Mrs J Goodall, Mrs H Gidlow, Mrs McEwen

Please see our Safeguarding Policy for more details.

Protection and Early Help Services

In Richmond upon Thames, Protection and Early Help Services are provided by Achieving for Children. The school accesses these services for children by referring their needs to the Single Point of Access. This is also where child protection concerns are referred. It means that additional support for children, whatever their level of need, can be coordinated and managed clearly and effectively.