Safeguarding and Child Protection

If you are concerned about a child or young person in Devon and want to speak to someone, contact the Multi-Agency Support Hub  MASH on 0345 155 1071 or email mashsecure@devon.gcsx.gov.uk and give as much information as you can.

The Devon Safeguarding Children Board can be contacted on 01392 386067  and via the link below.

No child should suffer harm, either at home or at school.  Everyone who works in our school has a responsibility to make sure that all our young people are safe.

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Miss Pyle, Deputy Head Teacher

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Sparks, Head Teacher

Additonal Safeguarding Officer: Mrs Vernon

Safeguarding Governor: Mrs Finnegan

Deputy Safeguarding Governor: Mr Breeze

CSE (Child Sexual Exploitation) Officer: Mrs Sparks

CIN (Child in Need) Officer: Miss Pyle

On Line Safety Officer: Mrs Temple-Murray

Prevent Officer: Miss Pyle

Prevent Governor: Mr Breeze

Educational Welfare Officer: Mrs Denise Corbin

The Designated Safeguarding Lead for Breakfast and After School Club is:  Mrs Walker

The Breakfast and ASC Committee Member responsible for Safeguarding is: Mrs Petch 

How do we ensure our children are safe?

Safeguarding at Woodbury Primary School is everyone’s responsibility and we all aim to create the safest environment within which every pupil can thrive academically, creatively, physically and spiritually. Our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy is available on the 'Policies' section of this website. 

  • Our safeguarding policy provides a secure framework for staff, volunteers and regular visitors in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of those pupils who attend our school.
  • We provide every adult who works with our children with guidelines to make sure they understand what is expected of them.
  • We display information about safeguarding prominently around our school.
  • We arrange talks for the children by the NSPCC and Child Line display their contact information around the school.
  • We work in partnership with other agencies.
  • We seek to establish effective working relationships with parents, carers and other colleagues to develop and provide activities and opportunities throughout our curriculum that will help to equip our children with the skills they need. 
  • We provide materials and learning experiences that will encourage our children to develop essential life skills and safe behaviours.
  • We provide whole school safeguarding training at least every two years.
  • We complete an annual safeguarding audit. 

What to do if you are concerned

If a child makes an allegation or disclosure of abuse against an adult, other child or young person, it is important to:

  • Stay calm and listen carefully.
  • Reassure them that they have done the right thing in telling you.
  • Do not investigate or ask leading questions.
  • Let them know that you will need to tell someone else.
  • Do not promise to keep what they have told you a secret.
  • Inform the Lead or Deputy Designated Officer as soon as possible.
  • Make a written record of the allegation, disclosure or incident which you must sign, date and record your position using the schools’ safeguarding system.

If you are concerned that a member of staff or adult in a position of trust poses a danger to a child or young person or that they might be abusing a child or young person you should report your concerns to the Head Teacher. Where those concerns relate to the Head Teacher however, this should be reported to the Chair of Governors using the schools ‘Whistle blowing’ policy.

 

 

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