Safeguarding

SAFEGUARDING OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE IS EVERYONE'S RESPONSIBILITY

Please find our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy here:

OUR SAFEGUARDING TEAM

 

MISS BECI SMITH

DESIGNATED SAFEGUARDING LEAD

head@st-giles-heath-primary.devon.sch.uk

 

MRS JEANETTE NEALE

DESIGNATED DEPUTY SAFEGUARDING LEAD

Jeanette@st-giles-heath-primary.devon.sch.uk

 

MISS ABBY PALMER

DESIGNATED DEPUTY SAFEGUARDING LEAD

Abby@st-giles-heath-primary.devon.sch.uk

 

MRS JENNY COOMBS

GOVERNOR RESPONSIBLE FOR SAFEGUARDING

Chair@st-giles-heath-primary.devon.sch.uk

 

MRS CARRIE JONES

GOVERNOR RESPONSIBLE FOR SAFEGUARDING

Carrie@st-giles-heath-primary.devon.sch.uk

 

The safety and wellbeing of all children and young people at our village school is of paramount importance. Parents and carers send their children to school each day with the expectation that the school provides a safe and secure environment in which their children can thrive. We, therefore, as a whole school team have to ensure that this expectation becomes reality. In order to achieve this, a wide range of measures are put into place. 

Safeguarding in schools includes the following areas:

 

 

The following policies work alongside the child protection and safeguarding policy found above:

 

  • Acceptable Use of Computers Policy
  • Attendance Policy
  • Behaviour, Discipline, Restraint, Bullying Policy
  • Online Safety Policy
  • Supporting Children with Medical Needs Policy
  • Confidentiality Policy
  • SEND Policy 
  • Whistle Blowing Policy
  • Equality Policy
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Looked After Children Policy
  • Conversation Openers - E Safety
  • Supporting Young People - E Safety
  • Parent Fact Sheet - E Safety

 

The above policies can be found within the Policies section of the Key Information Tab on the School Website.

 

The Governing Board keep these policies under regular review. They ensure the Head Teacher provides termly updates on safeguarding as part of her report to Governors. 

 

SAFER RECRUITMENT

 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

 

On every interview panel there are 2 interviewers who have had training in Safer Recruitment.

No one is appointed unless the following recruitment checklist has been followed:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Worried about a child's safety?

 

If the child, you are worried about lives in Devon:

 

If you are concerned about the safety of a child in Devon and want to speak to someone, or if you are a child worried about your own safety, contact our Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 0345 155 1071 or email mashsecure@devon.gov.uk and give as much information as you can.

 

If a child is at immediate risk contact the police on 999.

 

If the child, you are worried about lives in Cornwall:

 

If you have immediate concerns or are worried about a child or young person's safety please telephone the Multi Agency Referral Unit (MARU) on 0300 123 1116

 

If a child as at immediate risk contact the police on 999.

Operation Encompass

 

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.

 

St Giles on the Heath Primary School is engaged with this scheme.

 

The Schools key adult is Miss Beci Smith

ONLINE SAFETY LINKS FOR PARENTS