All children have a right to be safe no matter who they are or what their circumstances.
Keeping children safe is everyone’s responsibility we cannot protect them if we do not pass our concerns on to the appropriate person.
We all need to listen to children even though we may not always be comfortable with what we hear.
Who to contact if you have concerns:
‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ (2010)
‘What To Do If You Are Worried A Child Is Being Abused’ (2006)
‘Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education’, DfES Guidance (2007)
The South West Safeguarding and Child Protection Procedures
Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and their Families’ (2000)
Child Protection and Online Protection Agency www.ceop.org.uk
Legislation relating to this policy:
School Standards and Framework Act 1998
Children Act 1989,
Children Act 2004
Working Together to Safeguard Children, 2010
Education Act 1996,
Education Act 2002 (Section 157/175)
Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education Guidance DfES 2007
Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006
Treverbyn Academy has joined Operation Encompass, a project that will run jointly between schools and Devon and Cornwall Police.
Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools by the police, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child has been exposed to, or involved in, any domestic incident, and the police have been called.
Operation Encompass will ensure that a member of the school staff, known as the Key Adult, is trained to allow them to liaise with the police and to use the information that has been shared, in confidence, while ensuring that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have been involved in, or exposed to, a domestic abuse incident.
We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved.
Our trained Key Adults at Treverbyn Academy are: TBC
Please also refer to information contained on our eSafety page.