Safeguarding

Safeguarding Statement
South West Schools Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This means that we have a safeguarding policy and procedures in place. Parents and carers are welcome to read the policy on request or on our websites.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concern’s about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first, unless we believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.

Our senior designated Leaders for Safeguarding are:
Sandy Brown – Executive Head Teacher
Damian Railston, Head of Combe Martin Primary School
Gail Holmes – Head of Woolacombe School
Gary Bladon – Head of Bampton C of E Primary School

Our Deputy Safeguarding Leaders are:
(If those attached to schools are not available person/s can also be contacted with any safeguarding concerns)
Angie Fernyhough – SWSF & Head of Early Years
Sue Cottrell – School Business Manager – Bampton C of E Primary School
Raksha Greenbank – SWSF School Business Manager

We also have designated Governors for Safeguarding :
Stephanie Molligoda, Lucy Bull and Kevin Chandra.

And our Single Central Record (SCR) Manager is Carolyn Irvine

All staff undertake safeguarding training on appointment and this is renewed at least every 3 years

Policies and information relating to Safeguarding

· SWSF Safeguarding Policy

· Keeping Children Safe in Education – Part 1

· Child Sexual Exploitation Guidance Core Document

· SWSF E Safety Policy

· Antibullying Policy

· Attendance Policy

· Child Protection Policy

· SWSF Behaviour Discipline Policy

· Supporting Children with Medical Conditions

· Intimate care policy

Policy review incorporates current Guidance from the DFE Keeping Children Safe in Education, 2016

Safeguarding – Parents information

Parents might find this information from the NSPCC Simple Conversations website useful. Giving simple tips for talking to children about keeping themselves safe.

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/underwear-rule/

Links to Devon Safeguarding Board www.devonsafeguardingchildren.org and MASH ,what to do if you are worried about a child(www.devon.gov.uk/educationandfamilies/child-protection<http://www.devon.gov.uk/educationandfamilies/child-protection>)