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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 are growing 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 and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children and young people and at all times should consider what is 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 Headteacher, Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Mark Adams, Assistant Headteacher (KS3), Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)

Neil Jukes, Head of Year 9 , Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)

Rachael Wheeler, Assistant Headteacher, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)

Lisa Foley, Sixth Form Student Manager, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)

Other members of the Safeguarding Team;

Lynne Hammond, Trust Safeguarding Lead

Natalie Cocks, Safeguarding Administrator


You can also contact the MASH Team (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub) on

0345 050 7666

Should you have any concerns in terms of safeguarding relating to the behaviour of a member of staff, you should immediately contact the designated person above.  If the allegation concerns these individuals, you should contact the Headteacher.  Should you feel your concerns have not been dealt with appropriately by the school or Chair of Governors you should contact the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) on 01865 810603.





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