HLC is committed to keeping children safe both in and outside school. We have staff who are trained, in each area of HLC, to deal with Safeguarding and Child Protection. The students and staff know who these people as the information is highly visible around the building. In addition, all of our staff receive regular training on Safeguarding.

If you have any concern about the safety of a child at HLC then please contact one of our Designated staff listed below. If it is outside of school hours/weekends or holidays then please telephone Family Connect (run by Telford and Wrekin Council) on 01952 385385 to speak to a Safeguarding Advisor.

During forced school closures, students have access to our team of Designated Safeguarding Leads via https://hadleylearningcommunity.org.uk/secondary/safeguarding-keeping-safe/ and can email us at hlc.safeguarding@lct.education. This page also signposts our young people to external support services.


HLC Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy.
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Designated Safeguarding Leads

Mr. Mark Hignett
Deputy Headteacher

Mrs. Debbie McGreal
Welfare Hub Manager & Safeguarding Officer

Mrs. Kerry Turner
Student Support Manager

Mrs. Laura Bowen
Student Support Manager

Mrs. Shelley Swinney
Student Support Manager


Useful Links for Parents & Carers

HOME ALONE GUIDE As your child gets older, they’ll often want to have a little more independence. But how can you make sure they’re safe when they’re not with you? At some point, every parent will have to spend some time away from their child. Work, appointments and family commitments can mean that there are lots of places you have to be. You may even need to take a break and grab some ‘me’ time. This guide can help you decide what’s best for your child, prepare them for being home alone, and make sure they’re safe.
CLUBS – PARENTS AND CARERS CHECKLIST When you are choosing a club for a child, yourself or someone you care for, how do you make sure they/you are safe? This guide helps you consider key points when choosing a club or activity.
PREVENT Guidance for specified authorities in England and Wales on the duty in the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.
CHILDLINE ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of 19. You can contact a ChildLine counsellor about anything -no problem is too big or too small.

The Lucy Faithfull Foundation (LFF) is the only UK-wide child protection charity dedicated solely to reducing the risk of children being sexually abused.


As April is ‘Child Employment Month’ we would like to remind all of you about the legislation concerning Child Employment and what you need to know should your child wish to take on part-time work while still at school.

Please use the links below to access the Telford & Wrekin Safeguarding Children Board downloads:

I am a child or young person
I work with children, young people and parents
I am a parent or carer