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:
Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy
Dept for Education - Keeping Children Safe in Education - 2022
Other related polices can be found on our policies page
If you have any concerns about a child's safety or wellbeing, please report immediately to the Senior Designated Officer: Dave Killoran
You can also contact MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub) directly on
0345 155 1071 or email@example.com
In the absence of the Senior Designated Officer, please speak to the Deputy Designated Officer: Emma Leballeur.