Safeguarding each and every child is extremely important to us. All our staff will be trained on how to spot signs of concern and they will know how important their role is in protecting children and young people from harm.
We will follow a clear set of procedures when concerns arise and deal with matters sensitively.
All staff receive appropriate training at regular intervals. We have excellent recruitment procedures; every member of staff has full checks as do visitors, regular volunteers, supply teachers and governors. We have policies and practices that focus on ensuring the health and well-being of the children.
We have ways of monitoring and responding to incidents of concern, for example: unexplained absences, difficult behaviour and significant changes in physical or emotional appearance. The ethos of the school is open so that staff, parents and children feel able to share concerns. Parents who volunteer on a regular basis (at least once a week) will be asked to undertake full DBS checks.
How can parents help with keeping children safe?
The Senior Designated Officer for Safeguarding is Helen Tipping.
The Deputy Designated Officer for Safeguarding is Emma Barrett
Deputy Safeguarding Officers for Safeguarding are Alice Elliott and Liz Lancaster.
All Child Protection staff can be contacted via the school office: 01752 891795
The Local Authority Designated Officers are Carola Salvadori and Jane Parmenter. They can be contacted via the LADO Secure Mailbox (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you have concerns regarding a child, you can call either Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub or Plymouth Gateway on the below numbers.
Devon Safeguarding Children Board: http://www.devonsafeguardingchildren.org/
Reporting a Concern Regarding a Child
If you are worried or concerned about a child, you can also report this through the NSPCC website. If you have concerns about a child's safety and wellbeing, including a child in your family, you can use this form to tell the NSPCC helpline. An advisors will read it within 24 hours and decide what action needs to be taken.
The childline number for children is: 0800 1111
The Parent line is: 0808 800 5000