Safeguarding the Welfare, Health & Safety of our pupils is our highest priority.
A Note from the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
At South Devon Steiner School (SDSS) we recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Worried about a child’s safety?
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 email@example.com and give as much information as you can.
If your concern/allegation involves an adult working with children, please contact the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) service: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 click on this link
Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
Phone: 0345 155 1071
Request For Support: click here for form
Local Authority Designated Officer:
Early Help Locality Contact Information, Devon County Council, South & West Devon
Early Help or Safeguarding concern report here
Online Safety: links for Parents