At TMBSS we believe that it is always unacceptable for a child or young person to experience abuse of any kind and recognise that safeguarding the welfare of all children and young people is everyone’s responsibility. We follow Shropshire Safeguarding Community Partnership (SSCP) procedures and acknowledge that the welfare of the child is paramount. At TMBSS it is our duty to respond promptly and appropriately to all concerns, incidents or allegations of abuse or neglect of a child. We work in partnership with children, young people, their parents, carers and other agencies.

Safeguarding legislation and government guidance says that safeguarding means:

  • Protecting children from maltreatment
  • Preventing impairment of children’s health or development
  • Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • Taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcome

Safeguarding includes child protection, health care plans, health and safety, site security, safety on school trips, anti-bullying work and so much more.

The school adheres to the following three DFE safeguarding documents:

  • Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020
  • The Prevent Duty 2015

TMBSS Safeguarding Team

James Pearson – Assistant Head (Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead)

Emma Spelman – Pupil Wellbeing and Safeguarding Lead (Deputy Safeguarding Lead)

Dot Johnson – Exploitation and Safeguarding Coordinator (Deputy Safeguarding Lead)

Deputy Safeguarding Leads

Sundorne Hook-a-GateOswestryBridgnorth
James PearsonAndrew RudgeAlison HarperClaire Vaughan
Paul McGannKim FawkeEmma WainwrightRebecca Watters
Elaine AstonLisa BloomerEmma SpelmanMelicia Dewhurst
Ruth HattonKirsty GriffinMel Joyce
Jodie Prophet
HarlescottThe Grove HubLudlowAdditional
Greg PortmanMatt BrownAndre SavchenkoTracey Caldicott
Catherine LythAdrian PopleHelen Portman
Kath RidgwayKaren AngellJane Fogg
Kath NicholasAdam BloomerAlan Lacey
Tracy Hunt

Safeguarding Information for Parents Leaflet