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Safeguarding and Pastoral Care

Safeguarding the wellbeing of all students is something we take very seriously at Townsend Church of England School.

All staff who work at the school have a role to play in safeguarding and receive formal training every three years, although safeguarding items are regularly on the agenda during briefings and Pastoral Team meetings. The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and Deputies (DDSLs) receive more regular training and are trained regularly on current and contextual safeguarding issues.

If you have any safeguarding concerns, please do not hesitate to phone or email the school.


Other services that are involved in safeguarding young people include:

Social Services (Hertfordshire Children’s Services): 0300 123 4043

Hertfordshire Constabulary Police: 101 (or 999 in an emergency)

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000

Child Line: 0800 11 11.

The CEOP website is an excellent source of information if you are worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with a child online.