The school has a statutory responsibility to share any concerns it might have about a child in need of protection with other agencies and in particular police, health and children’s services. Schools are not able to investigate concerns but have a legal duty to refer them. In most instances, the school will be able to inform the parents/carer of its need to make a referral. However, sometimes the school is advised by Children’s Social Care or police that the parent/carer cannot be informed whilst they investigate the matter. We understand the anxiety parents/carers understandably feel when they are not told about any concerns from the outset. The school follows legislation that aims to act in the interests of the child.

For Urgent Out of Hours Safeguarding Concerns, please email [email protected]

For reporting online sexual abuse or harassment of a child please contact CEOP:

Safeguarding at Thurnby Mead

We ensure children learn in safe, caring and enriching environment. Children are taught how to keep themselves safe, to develop healthy and positive relationships and to avoid situations where they might be at risk, including how they might be exploited. We have a duty of care to safeguard our children. You can contact our safeguarding team by email [email protected] or by phone (0116 2413086).

If the academy is closed and you have any safeguarding concerns please contact either Leicestershire police 0116 222 222 or Safeguarding childrens unit 0116 454 2440

Safeguarding Team

Mrs M Woodhouse
Designated Safeguarding Lead

Miss J Hubbard
Vice Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs S Taylor
Vice Designated Safeguarding Lead

Safeguarding Policies

TMPA Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Visitors Safeguarding

TMET Online Safety Policy

TMPA – Anti bullying Policy

Early Help

Mental Health Offer for Pupils

Children and young people can experience a range of difficulties at any time in their life. Early help services are for children and young people of any age and can be supported from all kinds of services and organisations who work together to support the family. Leicester City Council have an early help offer to support you at any time in your child’s life. Early help is there to support when difficulties start to arise. Families may self-refer or we at the academy can help you with this. Please see Mrs Taylor for more information.

The City Council have a range of services to support you including:

Early help (

Safeguarding Partnerships