"All children deserve the opportunity to achieve their full potential... If they are denied the opportunity and support they need to achieve these outcomes, children are at an increased risk ... not only an impoverished childhood but also of disadvantage and social exclusion in adulthood. Abuse and neglect pose particular problems."
From: Working Together to Safeguard Children 2010
We are totally committed to our pupils' safety and welfare. All our staff are trained in Safeguarding issues and our policies are shown below. If you have any queries regarding safeguarding please talk to one of our Safeguarding and Child Protection Officers below:
Our school joined the First Federation Trust on 1st June 2017 and we are now adopting the Safeguarding policies and procedures of the First Federation Trust. Safeguarding related policies can be found on the First Federation Trust website at: www.firstfederation.org/safeguarding-2/
- Anti Bullying Policy
- Anti Racism Policy
- Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy
- Confidentiality Policy
- Intimate Care Procedures
- PREVENT Policy
- Pupil Behaviour Policy
- Pupils' E-safety Policy
- Outdoor Education and Educational Visits Policy
- Recruitment and Selection Policy
- Staff and Volunteer Acceptable Use Policy
(Sidmouth-specific policies are here). Sidmouth's Safeguarding policies are as follows:
- ChildNet – Know It All Resources education resources designed to help educate parents and young people about safe and positive use of the internet.
- ThinkUKnow website for children, young people and parents highlighting internet, mobile phone and gaming safety from the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre.
- Child Sexual Exploitation Website giving guidance to prevent child sexual exploitation
- Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre
- NSPCC Online safety advice
- 5 Ways to make You Tube safer for kids
- PEGI computer game age ratings
- http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/38949047 This is a news round clip which is very useful and Child Friendly
- https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/talking-about-difficult-topics/ useful advice especially after a terrorist attack or similar very difficult subjects to talk about.
Worried about a child’s safety?
If you are concerned about the safety of a child in Devon and want to speak to someone, or if you are a child worried about your own safety, contact 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 a child is at immediate risk contact the police on 999.