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EOTAS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Natalie Coveney who can be contacted on 01793 828941. Designated Safeguarding Persons are the first points of contact for parents, students, teaching and non-teaching staff, members of the public and external agencies in all matters of child protection. They co-ordinate the child protection procedures in the School and work with the Head of EOTAS to ensure an ongoing training programme for all School employees. Designated Safeguarding Persons receive appropriate training at least every two years.


Designated Safeguarding Persons will advise and act upon all suspicion, belief and evidence of abuse reported to them and will liaise with the Social Care Department and other agencies on behalf of the School. If the Designated Safeguarding Lead is unavailable, her duties will be carried out by Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead – Menna Jackson or Lys Kirby. Any allegations against members of staff should immediately be referred to the Head of EOTAS who will inform the Designated Safeguarding Persons and the appointed Governor with special responsibility for child protection Steve Lowe. If the Head of EOTAS is the subject of a complaint, these duties are carried out by Steve Lowe in liaison with the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO).


We all have a statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people.  Swindon Local Safeguarding Children Board has developed a website to provide easily accessible and  up-to-date safeguarding information for workers and volunteers, children and young people and parents and carers.  


Swindon Local Safeguarding Children Board


Worried about a Child?

If you have concerns about a child, please contact:
Family Contact Point 01793 466903
Emergency Duty Service​​ (out of hours) 01793 436699
Police Child Abuse Investigation Team​ 101