Nothing is more important to us than the safety and welfare of our pupils. We take rigorous steps to ensure that children stay safe and do not come to any harm. We work closely with Parents/Carers and a range of professional external agencies in order to secure this.
If you have any concerns, no matter how small they may seem, about the safety or welfare of any child, please contact the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead, Aaron Meredith, Head Teacher; or the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads Charlotte Parry, Assistant Headteacher and Alison McKenzie, Assistant Headteacher.
Our Governors responsible for Safeguarding are Paul Chapman and Paula Frankis.
What is Prevent?
Prevent is part of CONTEST, the Government’s strategy to address terrorism. The main aim of Prevent is to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. Prevent focuses on all forms of terrorist threats. E.g. international terrorism, far right extremists (among others).
The Government’s Prevent strategy can be found at the following address: www.homeoffice.gov.uk
Three key themes
The police, Local Authorities, and our partner organisations are working together to help strengthen and empower our communities to reject those who want to cause harm. We work together and focus on three key themes:
Safeguarding vulnerable individuals through the provision of advice and support and intervention projects.
Working closely with institutions such as Universities, Schools, Prisons, Health, Charities and faith establishments.
Challenging terrorist ideology by working closely with other local and national agencies, partners and our communities
The Prevent Engagement Team of officers and police staff aim to encourage discussion ensuring that terrorism is prevented from taking root in our communities. They support the wider engagement activities already taking place in schools, places of worship and community groups.
Through this work they aim to strengthen communities in order to challenge the ideologies and messages of hate which lead to terrorism.
How you can help?
It is important that we all work together, so that we can protect our communities. There are many ways you can help:
- You can get in touch with your local neighbourhood or Prevent team for advice and support, if you are worried about someone you know who you believe may be vulnerable to radicalisation
- You can speak to your local officers or Prevent contact about helping run community events to bring people from different communities together
- You can provide facilities that could help us and our partners hold community engagement events
Guidance for Parents/Carers can be found here:
and/or from the schools Designated Safeguarding Leads.
Useful E-Safety Web Links for Parents/Carers
For further Safeguarding details please visit/contact:
- Plymouth Safeguarding Child Board (http://www.plymouth.gov.uk/homepage/socialcareandhealth/childrenssocialcare/localsafeguardingchildrenboard.htm)
- NSPCC child protection helpline 0808 800 5000
- Plymouth Children’s social care: 01752 308600
- Childline 0800 1111
- StopItNow! (for child sexual abuse) 0808 1000 900
- In an emergency, please call 999
Please visit the Policies page for the details of our Safeguarding procedures and related policies.