Across the Valley Partnership Health and Safety is taken very seriously, this includes safeguarding and online 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%, work is always continuing to review and improve this important sphere of our work.
We take our duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children extremely seriously. Our Designated Child Protection Officer is Mr Gary Bladon. Our Deputy Designated Child Protection Officers are Mr Whitlock and Mrs Monk (currently on maternity leave). 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:
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 Mr Bladon during school hours on either:
01823 672521 or 01823 672510
If the concern is serious and outside of school hours please contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
- Telephone: 0345 155 1071 (Mon-Thurs 9-5, Fri 9-4)
or 0345 6000 388 (Emergency Duty Team if outside of the above hours)
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more Information about MASH please see their website by clicking on the link – MASH
Or the following link http://www.devonsafeguardingchildren.org/
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
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 online 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 CEOP website with information for children and parents regarding Internet Safety and the dangers of communicating with others you don’t know
KNOW IT ALL—Childnet International web page with information about current technologies and their use
Childnet International home page with links to different safety projects
Information for children and parents regarding internet safety
Expert information to help children and young people stay safe online
To help your child keep safe while using Minecraft: Brush up on your Minecraft knowledge and stay safe
On line safety of older children- safe web surfing top tips for Kids and teens on line
Are on line games with chat safe? Are on line games like Minecraft safe?
What are PEGI ratings? PEGI ratings explained!
Keep your personal information safe: Jigsaw for 8-10 year olds
Keep your personal information safe (Be a Super protector KS 1) A CEOP KS 1 Film: ‘Lee and Kim’ cartoon suitable for 5-7yrs
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
Female Genital Mutilation
Other Useful Links
Devon Safeguarding – Sexual Exploitation
NSPCC – Child Sexual Exploitation