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Safeguarding


Trumpington Community College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment; all adults who come into contact with our students have a duty of care to keep them safe.

The Key Principles

  • The welfare of the child is paramount
  • Staff should understand their responsibilities to safeguard and promote the welfare of pupils
  • Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility
  • Record any incidents and of decisions made/further actions agreed, in accordance with the safeguarding policy
  • Apply the same professional standards regardless of gender or sexuality (Equality Act 2010)
  • Know the names of our designated safeguarding staff and be familiar with local safeguarding arrangements to safeguard and protect young people
  • Be aware that breaches in the law and other professional guidelines could result in a criminal or disciplinary action being taken against them

You can view our full Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy on our Policies Page

Key Contacts

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Matthew Oughton, Principal matt.oughton@trumpingtoncc.org.uk
Deputy Safeguarding Lead: Jo Gurvidi, Assistant Principal jo.gurvidi@trumpingtoncc.org.uk
Designated E-Safety Lead: Elizabeth Mitchell, Family Support Worker elizabeth.mitchell@trumpingtoncc.org.uk
Designated Teacher for Looked After Children: Dr Fiona Ross fiona.ross@trumpingtoncc.org.uk

Other Designated Safeguarding Staff

Charlene Camfield - Assistant Principal James O'Dell - Head of Year 11
Simon Dobson - Assistant Principal Kathleen Lee - Head of Year 10
Laura Morgan - Assistant Principal Nick Bennett - Head of Year 9
James Rawlins - Assistant Principal Lauren Mills - Head of Year 8
Natalie Goodbrand - Assistant Principal  
Fiona Ross - SENDCo Rachel Saunders - Attendance Officer
Paula Smith Briggs - Assistant SENDCo Zoe Murfitt-Ellam - Behaviour Officer
Penny Moore - Student Wellbeing Practitioner  
Will Stokes - Alternative Provision Teacher  

What the Safeguarding team do

  • Take action from the concerns made by staff and members of the public
  • Work with external agencies when required (Social services, Police,Local Authority etc.)
  • Manage the Child Protection files, adhering to national guidance.
  • Raise awareness of Child Protection and Safeguarding issues within school and provide training
  • Continuously review the Child Protection and Safeguarding procedures within the school

Visitors to Trumpington Community College are expected to:

  • Sign in and out at Reception.
  • Wear a visitors' badge, which is visible at all times and returned.
  • Behave and conduct themselves in a manner that is appropiate for an institution that works with young people.
  • Report any concerns about a students’ safety or welfare to one of the key contacts.

Reporting a Concern

If you have a concern about a member of staff's behaviour towards young people, all allegations should be reported to the Principal as soon as possible or, (if the allegation concerns the Principal), to the Chief Executive or the Local Education Authority Designated Officer (LADO) for Safeguarding Children. The names and contact details of these people can be obtained from tru-enquiries@trumpingtoncc.org.uk

If you wish to raise a safeguarding concern about a student, please contact one of the key contacts mentioned above. If school is not open and you need to speak to someone, you can contact the Cambridgeshire Safeguarding and Child Protection team on  0345 045 5203 (8am-6pm Monday to Friday) or 01733 234 724 (out of hours), or contact the police on 999.

Alternatively, please see below some organisations who may be able to advise.

Childline – www.childline.org.uk – 0800 1111

Mental Health Foundation – www.mentalhealth.org.uk

Beat Eating Disorder – www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk – 0808 801 0677

Young Minds – www.youngminds.org.uk – 0808 8025544

Samaritans – www.samaritans.org/ – 116 123