What is Safeguarding?


Safeguarding Children - the action we take to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm - is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play.


Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is:

  • Protecting children from maltreatment
  • Preventing impairment of children's health or development
  • Ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care and,
  • Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

Child protection is part of safeguarding and refers to the activity undertaken to protect children suffering from, or at risk of, significant harm Working Together to Safeguard Children (Updated July 2018).


Safeguarding at Changing Tunes

If you have a concern about a child or young person, you can contact Marcus Dyke who is the Designated Safeguarding Lead or Charlotte Little who is the GoThinkBig Project Coordinator.


Marcus Dyke

Head of Youth Work & Designated Safeguarding Lead

Changing Tunes

E: marcus.dyke@changingtunes.co.uk

M: 07873 111 719


Charlotte Little

GoThinkBig Project Coordinator

National Youth Agency

E: charlotte@gothinkbig.co.uk

M: 07738 486 345


You can also contact the Single Point of Access directly on 0208 547 5008 or the Duty Social Worker on 0208 770 5000.


Kingston upon Thames: www.kingston.gov.uk/spa

Richmond upon Thames: www.richmond.gov.uk/spa