At Okehampton Primary School we are highly committed to all aspects of safeguarding and promoting the healthy welfare of our children.
As part of the Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust, you can find out more information about our Policy and find guidance and information on the Trust website https://www.dartmoormat.org.uk/safeguarding.html
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 subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) investigation procedures as well as rigorous employment and interview checking 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.
The well-being of each child is the responsibility of the class teacher under the oversight of the Year Group Leaders, Deputy Headteacher and Headteacher. We also have a member of staff designated to deal with any Pastoral and Child Protection matters. Pastoral Care meetings are held on a half-termly basis when a multi-agency team meet to discuss any concerns about the children's welfare.
Our designated child protection teachers is Sarah Godbeer, Headteacher. Deputy designated teachers are Sarah Keen and Sharon Ball.
Our Governor responsible for safeguarding is Mr Rob Hicks
Our Designated teacher for Children In Care is Miss Sharon Ball