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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 Childline

0800 1111

Luton Police Station

01582 401212 or 101 (non-emergencies)
999 (emergency)

 Luton Council Crisis Support

Freephone 0800 4561673 (Mon-Fri, 9am to 5.30pm)