How we safeguard children at school

Children's safety and wellbeing is our highest priority.  Our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy sets how we ensure we safeguard children effectively.  For further information please also refer to the seperate sections on Online Safety and Prevent (radicalisation, extremisim and terrorism).


What to do if you have a safeguarding concern relating to school

You should report any safeguarding cocerns to Mr Towe or Mrs Payne at the earliest opportunity.  If your concerns relate to the conduct of a member of staff, please report them to Mr Towe or your concerns relate to Mr Towe then report to Judy Shorten, our safeguarding governor, by asking the school office to contact her on your behalf.

What to do if you have safeguarding concerns outside school

If you believe a child to be at imminent risk you should phone the police without delay.  If you are concerned that a child or vulnerable adult may be abused (including neglected) you should telephone the multi agency referral unit (MARU) Link to the MARU to discuss your concerns.

MARU phone number 0300 1231 116/ out of office hours 01208 251300


The NSPCC can also offer support if you have concerns - telephone 0808 8005000


Please do share any safeguarding concerns with Mr Towe, as the designated safeguarding lead, but please don't delay contacting the MARU/relevant authority.


Key roles in school relating to safeguarding 

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL): Ben Towe
  • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL): Jacqui Payne
  • Designated Teacher for Children in Care: Lisa Chaffer/ Nina Oxenham
  • Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for the Prevent agenda: Ben Towe
  • Child Sexual Exploitation Lead: Ben Towe
  • Named Safeguarding Governor: Judy Shorten
  • Link governor for Children in Care: Judy Shorten
  • Link governor for SEND: Tyler Collins

File icon: pdf Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy [pdf 345KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Guidance for safer working practice for those working with children and young people in education settings [pdf 592KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Keeping Children Safe in Education Sept 2018 [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Medical_Conditions_Policy [pdf 52KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Online Safety Policy [pdf 195KB] Click to download

From October 30th 2017 we will be an Operation Encompass School

This is an initiative developed with Devon and Cornwall Police to ensure that school will be informed of any domestic abuse incident attended by the Police the day after the incident has occurred where a child from our school has been exposed to domestic abuse.

This will enable the school to sensitively and appropriately support the child and family to ensure they feel safe and secure after an incident of domestic abuse.

If you wish to find out further infomation about Operation Encompass, please do contact school and ask to speak to Mr Towe or Mrs Payne who are our Operation Encompass key adults.