You can telephone our Designated Safeguarding Lead on 01837 52866, or email: email@example.com
What you can do
We believe that effective safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people is paramount. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A Disclosure and Barring Service certificate is required for all posts, including our peripatetic teachers and regular volunteers and sports coaches.
We have a regularly reviewed and rigorous Child Protection Policy and Procedures in place. All staff including our volunteers and supply staff must ensure that they are aware of our procedures. All adults who work in the school are trained to take responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of pupils at the school.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will always ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with their parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that this is not in the child's best interests.
Follow the link below to find out more about safeguarding across Dartmoor Multi National Trust DMAT Safeguarding Policy and information.
For more information on our safeguarding and child protection policies and documents, please follow the link below. You can also find additional information on how to report harmful content online through the E-safety Guidance page:
Our Safeguarding Team
Barbara Manning (Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust Director of Educational Welfare & Safeguarding Lead)
Sharon Ball - Designated Safeguarding Lead and Designated Teacher for Children in Care
Martin Evely (infant Principal) - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Sally Huxen (Junior Principal) - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Beverley Pickett-Jones (Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Coordinator) - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Vikki Bendle - Nominated Safeguarding Governor for the Local Stakeholder Board.
Jo Arnold - Nominated Deputy Safeguarding Governor for the Local Stakeholder Board.
We are committed to keeping children safe and happy at Okehampton Primary School. If you have a concern regarding the safeguarding or well-being of a child, this should be brought to the attention of one of the leads at the earliest opportunity. Please call the school on 01837 52866 and say it is a safeguarding concern so that we prioritise calling you back if we are not immediately available. Concerns can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
NSPCC - Keeping Children Safe
The NSPCC is a website that has all the child protection tools, online course and resources you need to keep children safe, from advice on children's mental health to staying safe online, support for parents and what to do it you're worried about a child. Follow the link to see more on Keeping Children Safe in Education
Radicalisation - Preventing Extremism in Schools
Both the NSPCC and SaferDevon offer a guide on spotting signs of radicalisation to support, please follow either link for further information and helplines.
E-Safety - Keeping Safe Online
For more information and links to keeping safe online, please follow the page link.
Operation Encompass is a unique Police and Education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people exposed to domestic abuse. Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has exposed to, or involved in, any domestic incident. Operation Encompass will ensure that a member of the school staff, known as a Key Adult, is trained to allow them to liaise with the police and to use the information that has been shared, in confidence, while ensuring that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have been involved in, or exposed to, a domestic abuse incident. We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved.
For more information, visit http://www.operationencompass.org/
Safeguarding Documentation - For use by Supply Teacher, Regular Volunteer and Employees
Please follow the link to access important safeguarding information and documentation.