Worried about a child?
If you have concerns about a child, please
- ask to speak to one of our 'Designated People' (DPs) for safeguarding and child protection. Please click here for a list of our DPs. The school office team will also be able to direct you
- You are also able to discuss your concern with the MASH team at the Local Authority (Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub)
Members of the public should telephone 0345 045 5203 or 01733 234 724
If you are not a professional involved with the child or family, you do not have to give your name and your conversation will be treated confidentially.
- You can also contact the NSPCC on 0808 800 500, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year - or via the following link:
The school has a duty to respond to concerns in line with The Education Act 2002:
The Trumpington Federation fully recognises the responsibility it has under the Section 175 of the Education Act 2002 to have arrangements in place to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
Under the Education Act 2002 (section 175), schools must make arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
Parents/carers should know that the law requires all school staff to pass on information which gives rise to a concern about a child’s welfare, including risk from neglect, physical, emotional or sexual abuse. The staff will seek, in general, to discuss any concerns with the parent/carer, and where possible inform them of the referral to Social Care. This will only be done where such discussion will not place the child at increased risk of significant harm.