Safeguarding

'Safeguarding is Everyone's Responsibility'

 If you have any concerns about the welfare of a child it is your duty to inform one or more of the Safeguarding Team immediately . They will help you to complete the relevant documentation.

If it is a Child Protection matter, use CPOM's to log your concern. If you are a visitor please speak to one of the Safeguarding Team immediately. 

Or you can contact the MASH team on 08451551071.

If a child discloses something:

  • Listen, accept and use the Tell me more, Explain and Describe (TED) approach.
  • Reassure the child that they have done the right thing by telling you.
  • Inform the child of what you are going to do.
  • Make accurate notes using the child's actual words and note down any body language you noticed.
  • If there are injuries, record on the  body map.

Don't 

  • Promise confidentiality, investigate, interrupt  or ask leading questions.

 'Safeguarding is Everyone's Responsibility'

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 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.