Across the Valley Partnership Health and Safety is taken very seriously,  this includes safe guarding and internet safety. You are welcome to come in and talk to us about our policies and procedures. Despite our  most recent audit scores of over 96%,  works is always  continuing to review and improve this important sphere of our work.

Safeguarding

We take our duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children extremely seriously. Our Designated Child Protection Officer is Mrs Deborah Eveleigh. Our Deputy Designated Child Protection Officers are Mrs Nicola France and Mr Rob Roffey. We have an expectation that all staff and visitors to our school will behave in a way which ensures our children are safeguarded at all times.  This expectation involves a duty for any safeguarding concerns to be reported. Devon Safeguarding information can be found at:

http://www.devonsafeguardingchildren.org/

Internet (E Safety)

We have a comprehensive e-safety policy. If you wish to report any concerns you can use this link. You will find the logo at the bottom of all our webpages:

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If you would like to help your child understand internet safety here are some Internet Safety Tips that you may find useful.  Also, you can click below to read the Online Safety Update for Spring 2018:

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Reporting a Concern About a Young Person

If you have a concern which involves the safety or wellbeing of a child or another safeguarding issue please contact Mrs Eveleigh during school hours on either:

01823 672521 or  01823 672510

or using either of the  e-mail addresses: head@webbers.devon.sch.uk or head@burlescombe.devon.sch.uk

If the concern is serious and outside of school hours please contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

  1. Telephone: 0345 155 1071 (Mon-Thurs 9-5, Fri 9-4)

or  0345 6000 388 (Emergency Duty Team if outside of the above hours)

  1. E-mail: mashsecure@devon.gcsx.gov.uk

For more Information about MASH please see their website by clicking on the link – MASH

Or the following link http://www.devonsafeguardingchildren.org/

Managing Allegations

Local Area Designated Officers (LADO) provide advice and guidance to employers and voluntary organisations that have concerns about a person working or volunteering with children and young people who may have behaved inappropriately or if information has been received that may constitute an allegation.

If you consider a LADO referral is needed:

  • Gather the relevant information: the name, date of birth and home address of the ADULT connected to the allegation/incident; the child/children’s details (LADO procedures cannot begin without this information).
  • It is advisable that you initially discuss the details with the Designated Child Protection Officer (Mrs Deborah Eveleigh) and record/log the details in your relevant records.
  • They will also need your name, your organisation’s address and the role you have in your organisation.
  • Once you have this information, call Exeter (01392) 384964. For more information please click on this link: Local Area Designated Officers

Internet Safety

 

There are several on line sites that will give you information and guidance about how to keep your child safe on line. Please read our e-safety policy for details of our expectations in school and out of school for parents, children, staff and governors.

Please find links below to useful websites regarding children’s safety whilst using the internet:

A government website where you can report any abuse online straight to the Police. It also provides information for children and parents

www.ceop.gov.uk

A CEOP website with information for children and parents regarding Internet Safety and the dangers of communicating with others you don’t know

www.thinkuknow.co.uk

KNOW IT ALL—Childnet International web page with information about current technologies and their use

www.childnet-int.org/kia

Childnet International home page with links to different safety projects

 www.childnet-int.org

Information for children and parents regarding internet safety

www.kidsmart.org.uk

Expert information to help children and young people stay safe online

www.parentinfo.org

To help your child keep safe while using Minecraft: Brush up on your Minecraft knowledge and stay safe

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/minecraft-a-parents-guide/

On line safety of older children- safe web surfing top tips for Kids and teens on line

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrln8nyVBLU

Are on line games with chat safe? Are on line games like Minecraft safe?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nMUbHuffO8

What are PEGI ratings? PEGI ratings explained!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwSOrWB3cxk

Keep your personal information safe: Jigsaw for 8-10 year olds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_o8auwnJtqE

Keep your personal information safe (Be a Super protector KS 1) A CEOP KS 1 Film: ‘Lee and Kim’ cartoon suitable for 5-7yrs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nMUbHuffO8

Child safety

Sexual Exploitation

Devon and Cornwall Police welcomes launch of ‘Say Something’ child sexual exploitation helpline

The ‘Say Something’ helpline targeted at children and young people with concerns about child sexual exploitation (CSE) involving themselves or others has been launched.  The new, free, 24/7 helpline number is: 116 000.

The helpline is run by the charity Missing People, in association with the National Working Group Network, and is funded by the Department of Education. Callers will be offered advice and, where appropriate, necessary or requested, access to the police to ensure protection and safeguarding.

Domestic Violence- let us know, so we can help to support your child

We are also part of the Operation Encompass project so that we can support any of children who may be exposed to Domestic Violence. “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 before the start of the next  school day when a child or young person has been involved or exposed to a domestic abuse incident the previous evening.

The information is given in strict confidence to a school’s Key Adult to enable support to be given dependent on the needs and wishes of the child.

Operation Encompass is a Trauma Informed and Trauma Sensitive charity. We acknowledge and understand the impact of Domestic Abuse as an Adverse Childhood Experience

http://www.operationencompass.org/

Preventing Abuse

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/underwear-rule/

Female Genital Mutilation

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/child-abuse-and-neglect/female-genital-mutilation-fgm/

Other Useful Links

Devon Safeguarding

 www.devonsafeguardingchildren.org

Devon Safeguarding – Sexual Exploitation

 http://www.devonsafeguardingchildren.org/children-young-people/sexual-exploitation/

NSPCC – Child Sexual Exploitation

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/child-abuse-and-neglect/child-sexual-exploitation/

Pace UK

http://www.paceuk.info/

Barnados

http://www.barnardos.org.uk/what_we_do/our_work/cse-home