Trust Lead for Safeguarding: Deb Elsdon

Safeguarding Trustee: Chris Hallam

Safeguarding Statement

The Two Counties Trust is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment.

The Trust aims to provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment which promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual child, and strives to make sure that every student in the Trust feels secure, well cared for, and able to reach their full potential.

The Trust understands and is committed to the vital contribution that all Trustees, staff, families and students can make to safeguarding children. Every member of staff has a collective recognition of the importance of providing an environment that helps children feel safe and respected, and a culture that encourages children to talk to a trusted adult, and have the confidence they will be listened to.

Safeguarding is the proactive stance, which aims to protect children from abuse or harm, and Child Protection is the reactive stance taken to support students whom the school suspects may be in need of protection.

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment (please click the button below labelled ‘Trust Policies’). To obtain a hard copy of any of our policies, please contact the Trust on 01623 259600 or send an email to