Safeguarding at The Malling School


Safeguarding at The Malling School

Our school feels it is of the utmost importance to have good systems for protecting children and safeguarding their welfare throughout all the activities that the school undertakes.  This means that staff must be alert to possible concerns about every pupil and report these in a proper manner.  The school has a safeguarding and child protection policy and parents may request a copy of this should they wish.

It is important for parents/carers to be aware that:

*Staff at TMS have a duty to report concerns about a child, whether this means the child may be in need of additional support or help of some kind or whether it is thought that a child may have been abused or be at risk of abuse.

*At TMS, we believe every child should be valued, feel safe and be happy.  We want to make sure that our children know this and are empowered to tell us if they are suffering harm in some way

*At TMS, we undertake to exercise proper care in the appointment and selection of all those who will work with children

*At TMS, we are committed to:

·         Following the requirements for UK legislation in relation to safeguarding children and good practice recommendations

·         Ensuring that all staff adhere to the agreed procedures of our safeguarding policy

·         Keeping up to date with national and local developments relating to safeguarding

·         Following any local authority guidelines in relation to safeguarding children

·         Supporting the Designated Safeguarding Lead(s) in their work and in any action that they may need to take in order to protect children

·         Supporting parents and families

·         Nurturing, protecting and safeguarding children and young people

·         Supporting, resourcing, training, monitoring and providing supervision to all those who undertake this work

·         Supporting all in the school affected by abuse

At TMS, we recognise:

·         Children’s Social Services has lead responsibility for investigating all allegations or suspicions of abuse where there are concerns about a child

·         Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and not just the Designated Safeguarding Lead(s)

If you have any safeguarding concerns about a child at TMS, then contact a member of our Designated Safeguarding Team directly, using the contact information below:-


Designated Safeguarding Lead


Mr Paul Williams

Tel: (01732) 840995 ext 234



House Designated Safeguarding Lead (Curie)


Mrs Emma Jedrzejewski

Tel: (01732) 840995 ext 262



House Designated Safeguarding Lead (Faraday)



Mr James Barnes

Tel: (01732) 840995 ext 248


House Designated Safeguarding Lead (Holmes)


Mr Thomas Fielding

Tel: (01732) 840995 ext 202



House Designated Safeguarding Lead (Redgrave)


Miss Louise Foulser

Tel: (01732) 840995 ext 277


Designated Safeguarding Lead (Behaviour Support)

Jake Osmond


All staff must read part 1 of this document: Keeping Children Safe in Education