Safeguarding the Welfare, Health & Safety of our pupils is our highest priority.
In the last few years, we have significantly raised awareness of the importance of Safeguarding and Child Protection among staff and parents. We are educating our learners about healthy relationships, celebrate and welcome difference and foster a sense of wellbeing by focusing on positive relationships between pupils and pupils and staff.
If you have a concern or are worried about a child at our school, please do not hesitate to contact me or a member of the Safeguarding Team. You have our assurance of swift action and
Gaby Wood, Designated Safeguarding Lead
Worried about a child’s safety?
As a response to Covid-19 lockdown and subsequent lack of school provision this government guidance was published 25 June 2020:
Advice to parents and carers on keeping children safe from abuse and harm
If you feel that your child is in immediate danger, call the police on 999. You can report concerns to the police on their non-emergency number, 101.
Call the NSPCC helpline for support and advice if you have a concern for your own or another child’s safety on 0808 800 5000. You can also contact, social care through the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 0345 155 1071 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and give as much information as you can.
If you concern/allegation involves an adult working with children, in which case you should contact the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) service: Email: email@example.com
If you want to find out more about recognising the warning signs of child abuse, finding support and keeping children safe and healthy, the Devon Children and Families Partnership (DCFP) provides clear and useful information, as well as signposting to other resources.
The following organisations can also offer advice and information if you are concerned about a child:
For a list of the Safeguarding team please click here.
Policies as Part of an Integrated Safeguarding Portfolio
Our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy is available
on our policies page.
It is one of a series in the school’s integrated safeguarding portfolio. It details how SDSS undertakes its statutory responsibilities relating to child welfare and the safeguarding of pupils at the school.
Key Safeguarding Staff
For a list of our key safeguarding staff, please follow this link
Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
Phone: 0345 155 1071
Local Authority Designated Officer:
Early Help Locality Contact Information, Devon County Council, South & West Devon
Locality Officer: Jan Mead
Mobile: 07891 417073
Operations Manager: Karen Hayes
Useful Links for Parents: