Safeguarding Information 

What is Safeguarding? 

The phrases ‘child protection’ and ‘safeguarding’ are often used interchangeably, but the word have distinct meanings. The key statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ explains what safeguarding is: 

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined for the purposes of this guidance as: 

  • protecting children from maltreatment; 
  • preventing impairment of children’s health or development; 
  • ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; 
  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes. 

  Put simply safeguarding is:  

  • Child protection 
  • Supporting vulnerable children 
  • Safe care, at home, in school and in the community 
  • Taking Action. 

Please use the links below to view safeguarding helplines when outside of school;  


Safeguarding Information: 

At TCA we understand there will be parents and students who may need some additional      support or advice at this time and would usually have contacted school for guidance. Therefore,  please find below a  list of support services available to you if you have any concerns.
Your first option during school hours should be to call school and ask to speak to a safeguarding officer.
If this is not possible or the school is closed, then please email the most appropriate member of staff listed below.
This is likely to be your child’s HOH or a safeguarding officer. Please note, these members of staff will be
able to respond to emails during normal school hours. 
If you do email please copy at least two people into the email to ensure that this is picked up. 


The Safeguarding Team  

Head of House Team:   

Carnarvon:  Mrs Chambers:    

Cavendish:  Mr Bali:  

Grove:  Miss Rose:  

Hollingsclough: Mr Hodgkinson:  

Hutchinson:  Mr Sharpe:  

Urgent Concerns


Nottinghamshire Multi‐ agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) 

If you have urgent concerns for a child, or suspect that a child has been abused in anywayyou can also report a safeguarding concern to Nottinghamshire Multiagency Safeguarding Hub by calling 0300 500 80  80 (if you are a member of the public). 

If you require an urgent response outside of working hours (08:30‐17:00), contact the Emergency Duty Team 

(EDT) on 0300 456 4546. In an emergency call 999.‐mash


Early Help Unit 

The Family Service provides early help support for children & young people aged 5 to 18. 

  • Substance misuse   
  • Defiant behaviour issues at home or school   
  • Emotional health difficulties that do not meet CAMHS criteria   
  • Support with finding work, training or re‐entering education   
  • Young Carers 

 Telephone: 0115 804 12 48    Email:     Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 09.00am to 4.30pm