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.
Our Safeguarding Team
Mrs Jane Lake (Director of Safeguarding), Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust
Mr Martin Evely (Associate Principal) -Designated Safeguarding Lead
Miss Sharon Ball - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and Designated Teacher for Children in Care
Miss Sarah Godbeer (Executive Principal)
Mrs Sally Huxen (Associate Principal) - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Beverley Pickett-Jones - Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Coordinator.
Mrs Hannah Bancroft - Nominated Safeguarding Governor for the Local Stakeholder Board.
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/
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. It can be hard to know when extreme views become something dangerous, and the signs of radicalisation are not always obvious.
Radicalisation - Preventing Extremism in Schools
The NSPCC offer a guide on spotting signs of radicalisation to support. Educate Against Hate – Preventing extremism in schools If you are concerned about extremism in a school or organisation that works with children, or if you think a child might be at risk of extremism, contact our helpline by email: email@example.com or phone: 020 7340 7264 (Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm, excluding bank holidays).
E-Safety - Keeping Safe Online
For more information and links to keeping safe online, please follow the page link.
Safeguarding Documentation - For use by Supply Teacher, Regular Volunteer and Employees
Please follow the link to access important safeguarding information and documentation.