Safeguarding & Child Protection
SAFEGUARDING & CHILD PROTECTION
PILTON BLUECOAT SAFEGUARDING OFFICERS
LEADs: IAN THOMAS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
John Mortimer HEAD OF SCHOOL
Deputies DSL: Ebon Daunton,NIcky Ruddick & Stacey Pye
The schools within TEAM Multi-Adacemy Trust are committed to child protection and safeguarding. We follow all statutory guidelines as well as our own policies and procedures. Our policies are published online and hard copies are available from the school office. We will act to protect a child where there is a disclosure or concern about abuse. The categories of abuse recognised by Social Services would be neglect, physical abuse, emotional abuse, and sexual abuse.
Safeguarding protects children beyond the four areas of abuse that must be reported to MASH. We consider safeguarding in all aspects of school life and have procedures in place to ensure that, as far as possible, 0ur children continue to be safe from harm or neglect.
The Devon Safeguarding Children Board has an Early Help strategy to protect children or young people in Devon and provide help and advice to families as soon as they need it. Early Help is about more than child protection: it is about making sure that children living in Devon are safe, happy, healthy and well educated. Early Help co-ordinators work across Devon to ensure that those children and families needing help are receiving it from the right professionals. If you feel that your family would benefit from Early Help, please contact a Designated Offer at your child’s school.
For additional support and advice, click on the link to the attached documents below,
If you have any concerns about the safety and wellbeing of a child, either in or outside of school, please contact one of the above staff on 01271 342579.
The NSPCC website is a really useful website if you are worried about a child. There is lots of helpful information on how to keep children safe, different types of abuse and how to report abuse.
There are also some fantastic resources which we, and many other schools, use to help teach children how to keep themselves safe in an age-appropriate way.
If you are concerned a child is being abused, you can also contact the NSPCC. Their details are: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/reporting-abuse/report/
Understanding what abuse is: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-is-child-abuse/
Support for parents: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/support-for-parents/
Pantosaurus - Pants and the Underwear rule - https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/support-for-parents/pants-underwear-rule/
Reporting abuse: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/reporting-abuse