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Faringdon Community College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our safeguarding policy provides clear direction to all school stakeholders about the expected practice in dealing with safeguarding issues, ensuring that safeguarding concerns and referrals are handled sensitively, professionally and in a way that supports and protects the needs of the student.

According to the DfE, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people is defined as:

  • Protecting children and young people from maltreatment.
  • Preventing impairment of children's health or development.
  • Ensuring children and young people grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
  • Taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.

Child protection is a part of safeguarding and promoting welfare.  It refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children and young people who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone's responsibility at Faringdon Community College, including:

  • Teachers
  • Teaching Assistants
  • Support Staff
  • Supply Teachers
  • Students
  • Visitors/Volunteers
  • Governors
  • Trustees

Everyone who comes into contact with children, their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children and young people and at all times should consider what is in the best interest of the child.

Should you have any concerns relating to the safety and welfare of a child at the school, you should immediately contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), Paul Dipple, or, in their absence, a member of the Safeguarding Team as listed below:

Paul Dipple

Deputy Head


Y7&8 Safeguarding Lead

Neil Jukes

Head of Year 9


Y9 Safeguarding Lead

Rachael Wheeler

Assistant Headteacher


Y11 Safeguarding Lead

Lisa Foley

Sixth Form Pastoral 


Y12&13 Safeguarding Lead

Emma Lindley

Safeguarding Manager


Y8&10 safeguarding Lead

Mark Adams

Assistant Head


Charlotte Kitching

Assistant Head


Natalie Cocks




Annabell Saxton

Attendance Officer

Neglect Lead

John Vallely


E-Safety Lead

Gemma Greenaway-Byrne

Head of Year 8

Anti-Bullying Lead

Lynne Hammond

Trust Safeguarding Lead

Fran Thurrell

School Health Nurse


Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub

0345 050 7666


Local Authority

Designated Officer

01865 810603

Jane Braddy

Safeguarding Governor


Further information

ChildLine - Online, on the phone. Anytime. Contact Childline
Barnados - Building better futures for vulnerable children across the UK.
NSPCC - Preventing abuse, helping to re-build lives and supporting families
Young Minds – Supporting you and your mental health
County Lines - Prevention of exploitation of young and vulnerable people
Prevent - Prevention of radicalisation
Sexual Harassment & Violence - Peer on Peer