At South Devon Steiner School we take Safeguarding very seriously
Safeguarding is our highest priority. No child should suffer harm of any form, either at home or at school.
Everyone who works or visits our school has the responsibility to make sure that all our children are safe.
If you are worried about the safety of any young person in our school, you must report this to one of the Designated Safeguarding Persons (DSPs) in school who will act in the best interests of the child. The office will assist you with finding and liaising with one of the DSPs immediately.
Our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy is available on our policies page.
Key Safeguarding Staff
Please contact members of the safeguarding team via the school's main number first:
Designated Trustee with Safeguarding Responsibility
Juliet is the Council Member and Trustee with responsibility for Safeguarding & Recruitment.
Gaby Wood BA
Designated Safeguarding Lead and Office Manager
Gaby is the school's Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and Key Adult for Operation Encompass.
Gaby was born and raised in Germany and started her working life with an apprenticeship in industrial sewing which, on completion, took her to work in and around Hong Kong for 18 months. She then completed a business degree in London and continued her working life in fashion retailing before attaining a BA in Health Sciences and completing a 3 year-part time Homeopathy course.
After starting a family, life took her to Cumbria, and from there, via a brief stay in France, she arrived in Devon and became a school parent first before working on reception for 3 years and moving across to become an administrator.
Her work expanded into joining the safeguarding team as a designated safeguarding person, then the deputy lead and since September 2017 the Designated Safeguarding Lead.
Jeff van Zyl
Deputy Safeguarding Lead and School Education Manager
Designated Safeguarding Person and Overseas Student Coordinator
Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
Phone: 0345 155 1071
Fax: 01392 448951
Early Help Locality Contact Information, Devon County Council, South & West Devon
Locality Officer: Jan Mead
Mobile: 07891 417073
Operations Manager: Karen Hayes
NSPCC 0808 800 5000
Childline 0800 1111