Safeguarding

Keeping children safe is our priority

  • On arrival to the school please make yourselves known to the office and sign in, please be aware that ID will be checked if you are unknown to the school.
  • Remember to sign out when you leave the school site.
  • Please wear a visitor's badge during your visit.
  • Please take a moment to read our visitors' guide
  • Mobile phones may not be used to take photos on site
  • If you have any safeguarding concerns, please report them to the Headteacter (Miss Tarr), who is our senior designated officer or, if she is not available, to Mrs Dart, who is our deputy safeguarding officer.
  • If your concern is regarding a child in pre-school then please speak to Lynne Penberthy, the pre-school manager with responsibility for safeguarding.

Knowing children as individuals

You can find more information at:  http://www.devonsafeguardingchildren.org/

Top Ten Safeguarding Tips

  • Listen and accept
  • Say you will share information
  • Don’t promise confidentiality
  • Reassure the child
  • Tell the child that you take them seriously
  • Try not to interrupt
  • Ask questions only to clarify
  • Note accurately what the child says
  • Don’t investigate
  • Report ASAP to the child protection officers

   

Child Protection Officers

Miss Tarr, Mrs Dart, Mrs Penberthy

Supporting Children: Operation Encompass

The school has been given the opportunity to take part in a project that will run jointly between schools and Devon and Cornwall police.

Operation Encompass enables the reporting to schools prior to the start of the next school day information concerning a child or young person who has been exposed to, or involved in, any domestic incident.

Operation Encompass will ensure that a member of the school staff known as the Key Adult (Head Teacher or Deputy Safeguarding Lead, Jacqui Dart) is trained to allow them to liase with the police and to use the information that has been shared in confidence, to ensure the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have been involved in or have been exposed to a domestic abuse incident.

We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this service will be extremely beneficial for all those involved.

Key Contacts:

Operation Encompass website:

www.operationencompass.org

Splitz Domestic Abuse Service:

www.splitz.org

email: admin@splitzdevon.org

tel: 0345 155 1074

T. 01392 259964 F. 01392 459368 E. admin@ide.devon.sch.uk W. www.ide.devon.sch.uk