Keeping Safe - What to do if you are concerned about a child

The welfare of the child is paramount

At Holy Trinity keeping children safe and ensuring that every child reaches their potential underpins everything we do. We take our responsibility for the children in our care very seriously and are here to help, support and guide as best we can. You can read our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and our Online Safety Policy here.

Please contact our Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs Penny Cox, via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the school office if you need to tell us about a child, young person or parent/carer that needs support in some way. You may be concerned about the child's developmental needs, issues that the parent or carer is experiencing, or you may suspect a child is being neglected or subjected to physical, sexual, or emotional abuse.

‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’, July 2018, HM Government clearly outlines our duty of care. We have a duty to record and report concerns and work alongside local agencies to ensure children are adequately safeguarded from harm.

All details are treated confidentially and will only be shared if there are concerns that a child is at risk. It is always our aim to share our concerns transparently with the child’s parent or guardian before making a referral however, we follow advice given from the Single Point of Access (SPA) and reserve our right to refer without consent if we are sufficiently concerned about a child’s safety or we are unable to contact the parent/guardian after reasonable attempts have been made.

Single Point of Access (SPA)
You can also tell Richmond and Kingston Children’s Services, managed by Achieving for Children, about a child, young person or parent/carer that needs support in some way by contacting their Single Point of Access Team (SPA).

Richmond and Kingston SPA (Single Point of Access)
020 88547 5008    Office hours: 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday

020 8744 2442      Out of hours Duty Team (evenings and weekends)

999                        If you or a child are in immediate danger

If you need to speak to someone urgently outside of office hours, please call the Duty Social Worker 020 8744 2442.

Mrs Penny Cox - Head Teacher

Designated Safeguarding Officer for Child Protection and Safeguarding

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Miss Lucy Ashby - Deputy Head Teacher

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Lucy Ashby


Mrs Fiona Whiteside - Inclusion Manager

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead



Mr Francis Neal Parent Governor

Safeguarding Governor 



Mrs Michelle Marcus Acting Chair of Governors

Safeguarding Governor