Keeping Children Safe

The safety and welfare of our students is of the utmost importance.  All adults working in the Trust are aware of their duty to protect children from harm and abuse, promote their welfare and be alert to indications that any student might be at risk of harm or abuse.  They are aware that this could happen to any child and that any concerns need to be referred on.

Keeping children safe in education 2021

What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding covers the actions we take to protect the welfare all our students. More information about actions taken by each school can be found on the school websites.

What is Child Protection?

Child Protection concerns actions taken for those students who have been identified as having suffered or may be at risk of suffering significant harm.  

Safeguarding Lead

Should you or your child have any concerns about the welfare of any pupil please contact one of the school’s Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs).

Please be aware that if the school suspects abuse or neglect it may consider referring to Children’s Services.

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead:


Our Designated Safeguarding Lead:


Mr. C. Kibble

The Lead Governor for Child Protection is:

Mr D Brown

Email Mr D Brown

If you have any concerns about the safety of a student at the school, please do not hesitate to contact us on the main school number or via e-mail.

Please click on the image below for the Thomas Bennett Community College Safeguarding Team: 


Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)

If you have a concern about an adult working or volunteering with children who may have behaved inappropriately, please report it to the LADO team using the referral form on the WSSCP site. Return your completed form to the email address below.

If you’re not ready to make a referral, but would like to speak to the LADO for advice, please contact the team: