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Our Safeguarding Team

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Mrs V Thomas

Designated Safeguarding Lead


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Ben Cowling

Safeguarding support

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Mrs L Kendell 
Deputy Safeguarding Lead 



Wendy Parr

ACE Head of Safeguarding
& Inclusion


Safeguarding Governor
Dr. Obasi

Safeguarding at Torre

If you have any concerns regarding any aspect of safeguarding in our school community, please contact one of the following;

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs V Thomas


Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Mrs L Kendell (Headteacher)


Safeguarding Support
Ben Cowling

ACE Head of Safeguarding & Inclusion

Wendy Parr

Safeguarding Governor

Dr. Ndubisi Obasi


If you wish to raise an allegation against an adult in the school community, or make a complaint please contact:

Chair of Governors
Fiona Washbrook 
or 07771588781


Please also see our Managing Allegations of Abuse Against Staff and our Complaint Policy.


Information from the Police and Social care

Torbay Education Safeguarding Service is a newly developed service working in partnership with schools to promote the welfare of children and young people, and to ensure they are safe from harm.

As part of their work they will receive information from partner agencies, such as the police and social care. If it is considered in the interest of the child or young person, this information will be shared with the school.

If information is shared, this will be in accordance with the key principles of the Data Protection Act and be on a need to know basis, and will only occur to help schools protect and promote the welfare of your son or daughter. When there is any sharing of information, schools should discuss this with you to enable a partnership approach to meeting the needs of your son or daughter.

If you have any questions about the service please ask your school, or telephone the Torbay Education Safeguarding Service 01803 403713

Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass is a Police and Education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people exposed to domestic abuse.  Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools before the start of the next school day when a child or young person has been involved or exposed to a domestic abuse incident the previous evening.
This knowledge, given to the school’s trained Key Adult allows the provision of immediate early intervention through overt or silent support, dependent upon the needs and wishes of the child.  Click on the link below for further information. 

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Gender Identity

The NSPCC have reported record number of calls regarding transgender 2,796 compared to 1,299 in the previous 12 months.

It was recorded that children aged 12-15 years were most likely to call the helpline about gender identity issues and that 260 of the calls on this subject were from 11-year-olds.

If you would like more information on this subject, please visit Mermaids UK

Safeguarding Documents

Coping with Self Harm

Guidance for Safer Working Practice Sept 2019

GSWP COVID addendum April 2020

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021

Information Sharing April 2018

NSPCC Keeping your child safe

NSPCC Underwear Rule 

Operation Encompass Information

Radicalisation and Prevent

What to do if you're worried a child is being abused

Women's Self Injury Helpline UK

Working Together to Safeguard Children Dec 2020 

For safeguarding Policies, please see our Policies page

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