Our school community is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the safety of our pupils. We have a safeguarding policy and designated procedures in place including DBS checks. All staff and volunteers comply with these procedures.
Legally we are obliged to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns for a child's welfare. We will always ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with their parents/careers first unless we have reason to believe that this is not in the child's best interests.
Bishopsteignton School's core safeguarding principles are:
- the school’s responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children is of paramount importance
- safer children make more successful learners
- policies will be reviewed at least annually unless an incident or new legislation or guidance suggests the need for an interim review
Child protection statement
We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice.
Links to useful documents:
COVID -19 - the following policies are relevant during the Covid-19 pandemic
If you have any concerns about a child's safety or wellbeing, please report immediately to the Senior Designated Officer: Dave Killoran
In his absence, please speak to Emma Leballeur.