Safeguarding

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.

Meet the Team

The people responsible for Safeguarding at our school are:

Mr R Boraston
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Mrs C Buckley
Headteacher
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Mrs K Ingledew
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Mrs S Strong
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Mrs H Latchem
Governor responsible for safeguarding

Mr P Hunt
Chair of Governors

 

What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding at Two Moors Primary School is considered everyone’s responsibility and as such our school aims to create an environment in which all pupils feel safe.

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 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 three years (last completed September 2016).
  • 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 your Designated Safeguarding Lead 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 record log forms.

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 Headteacher. Where those concerns relate to the Headteacher however, this should be reported to the Chair of Governors using the school’s ‘Whistle blowing’ policy.

For more information on how Devon approaches this issue, please see the Devon Safeguarding Children website.

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