Child Protection - Duty of Care
We expect all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment. We have a statutory duty to report concerns raised that might indicate that a child is at risk of harm to the relevant authorities. In some circumstances we may do this without your consent and/or without informing you.
Eden Park Safeguarding team
Mrs G Newman
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Ms S Warner
Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Mr R Blunt
Deputy Safeguarding Lead
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.
We believe that
The welfare of the child is paramount
All children, regardless of age, gender, ability, culture, race, language, religion or sexual identity, have equal rights to protection
All staff have an equal responsibilty to act on any suspicion or disclosure that may suggest a child is at risk of harm
Pupils and staff involved in child protection issues will receive approriate support
E Safety is an integral part of our Computing curriculum. All children will learn how to be safe on the internet as well as know who to talk to if they come across something inapproriate online. They will also learn about sharing their personal information online as well as the safe use of social network sites.
The CEOP-Think U Know website is a great resource for teaching your children all about staying safe on the internet.
Key Agencies and Contacts
MASH is the central resource for the whole of Devon recieving all safeguarding and child protection enquiries and concerns. If you have any concerns about the welfare and safety of a child please contact them on 0345 1551071.
The school is part of Operation Encompass which runs jointly between schools and Devon and Cornwall Police. This allows for early reporting and communication to schools regarding children that are exposed to domestic abuse.
Prevent is part of the UK government's counter-terrorism strategy, CONTEST. Its aim is to stop people becoming radicalised and supporting terrorism activities.
The Home Office has published refreshed draft Prevent guidance which incorporates recommendations from the Independent Review of Prevent, the guidance will be effective from 31 December
Childline is a free, private and confidential service for children to talk about things that are worrying them. Contact number is 0800 1111.