Safeguarding is everybody’s business
Tennyson Road Primary School is committed to ensuring that all our children feel safe and happy at school; that children, parents/carers and staff are able to talk about any safeguarding concerns and feel assured that they will be listened to and appropriate action taken; and that all staff and volunteers are aware of and implement safeguarding policies, procedures and practice, including knowing what to do if they suspect a child may be experiencing, or are at risk of harm.
In any case where an adult is concerned that a child is, or may be, at risk of significant harm they must make a referral directly to Luton Safeguarding Children Board- Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) – see contact details at the end of this document.
If a child or other person is at any immediate risk of harm, the first response should always be to call the police on 999. This policy applies to all adults, including volunteers, working in or on behalf of Tennyson Road Primary School and the TLC.
If you have a concern regarding a child and a safeguarding issue, then please feel free to use the contact information below to report to the relevant staff at school.
Our (DSL) Designated Safeguarding Leads are
Mrs Michelle O'Cahill, our Family Liaison support and Safeguarding lead
Contact details: 01582 723230/07776493158
Mrs Carla Gotch, who is also Head of School for South.
Contact details: 01582 723230/ 07539445220
our Deputy Safeguarding leads are
DDSL- Miss Shereen Thomas
DDSL - Kelly Stoppard
All of these staff can be directly contacted to deal with safeguarding issues on both North and South sites.
Further information regarding Safeguarding Procedures can be found in our school policy for safeguarding, which is updated yearly.
In the event our leads are not in school and you require immediate assistance to report a concern, please use the numbers below...
MASH (Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub)
If you are concerned about the welfare of a child please call the Initial Assessment team 01582 547653
0300 3008123 (out of hours)
NSPCC Childline0800 1111
Luton Police Station01582 401212 or 101 (non-emergencies)
Luton Council Crisis Support
Freephone 0800 4561673 (Mon-Fri, 9am to 5.30pm)