As a school we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of our students. The health, safety and well-being of every child are our paramount concern, to enable them to thrive in a secure, happy and safe environment, underpinned by a culture of openness where both children and adults feel secure, able to talk and believe that they are being listened to.
We see safeguarding at Testwood as everyone’s responsibility, as such it does not rest solely with the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and their deputies to take a lead responsibility.
Our Safeguarding Team
We have a Safeguarding Policy and a Child Protection policy which can be found here. All adults who work on or visit the site (including supply staff, volunteers and Trustees) must ensure that they are aware of these procedures and subscribe to our principles of keeping children safe.
Seeking help or support can seem daunting at first. The agencies below may help in taking the frst steps.
access a range of support services including one-to-one counselling, discussing issues through online discussion boards, and recording your feelings via journals and goal trackers. The online nature of Kooth means that you can access help in a way that is most suitable for you, at a time that is convenient for you, 365 days of the year.