"All children deserve the opportunity to achieve their full potential... If they are denied the opportunity and support they need to achieve these outcomes, children are at an increased risk ... not only an impoverished childhood but also of disadvantage and social exclusion in adulthood. Abuse and neglect pose particular problems." Working Together to Safeguard Children 2010
We are totally committed to our pupils' safety and welfare. All our staff are trained in Safeguarding issues and our policies are shown below. If you have any queries regarding safeguarding please talk to Jayne Vanstone, Head of Teaching & Learning.
Our school joined the First Federation Trust on 1st June 2017. We are in the process of adopting the Safeguarding policies and procedures of the First Federation Trust. Safeguarding related policies can be found on the First Federation Trust website.
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.