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Safeguarding at REACH

Ensuring young people feel safe and heard is key to everything we do at REACH. 


We hope that young people at REACH feel able to share their concerns and worries with us with the expectation that these concerns and worries will be heard and shared if this is likely to increase their safety and mitigate risk of harm.


All staff at REACH are enhanced DBS checked and have received extensive safeguarding training and support so that they have outstanding safeguarding practice. 


We have a very strong safeguarding culture at REACH backed up by processes and procedures that ensure that all concerns are recorded and reported in line with statutory guidance and best practice. 


We have strong multi-agency relationships and outside of our sessions work hard to ensure the voice of our young people is heard and understood.

Meet Our Safeguarding Team

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Dan Palmer

Designated Safeguarding Lead

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Harry Serle

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead


Steve Isaacs

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead


Rich Harris

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

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Kelly Andrews

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

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Suzanne Simmonds

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

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Nick MacBean

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

If you are worried about a child, young person or adult you have a concern about, you can call Somerset Direct on 0300 123 2224 or speak to a member of our team.  

If you are concerned about risk of exploitation of a child, then please contact Avon and Somerset Police at the link below.


If you are a young person and wanting online support, Kooth offers a mental wellbeing community service – see web link below.

If you are feeling like there is no one to talk to whether it be anxiety to autism, dating to depression, or self-harm to self-esteem, Tellmi is a safe space to communicate anonymously with others experiencing the same feelings. 

Links to wider safeguarding support/agencies within Somerset.

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