Safeguarding

Safeguarding is the responsibility of us all. We work with a wide range of agencies to support our pupils safety and welfare, ensuring that they do not come to any harm. If you have any concerns about the welfare of a child at our school please see the contact details below:
 
The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) for our school is Dan Turner  dan.turner@thelink.academy 

The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead for our school is Tracy Clarke tracy.clarke@thelink.academy 

Contact Telephone Number for any Safeguarding concerns 01626 353980
 
Should the above be unavailable for any reason, please contact one of the other DSLs within our Trust:
 

Broadhempston - Jill Ryder 01803 812689 

Cheriton Bishop – Alex Waterman 01647 24817

Diptford – Lizzie Lethbridge 01548 821352

Drakes - Pete Halford 01395 443871

Hennock - Vic Pooler 01626 833233

Ilsington – Sam McCarthy-Patmore 01364 661208

Harbertonford – Anne Burns 01803 732352

Landscove – Jill Ryder 01803 762656

Moretonhampstead – Will Bentall 01647 440482

Otterton - Pete Halford 01395 568326

Stoke Gabriel – Alice Eeles 01803 782469

Tedburn St Mary – Andy Keay 01647 61338

Widecombe – Des Stokes 01364 621261

Yeoford – Alex Waterman 01363 84234

 
Devon County Council Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) can be reached on 01392 384964
 
Devon MASH: https://www.dcfp.org.uk/training-and-resources/multi-agency-safeguarding-hub-in-devon/ 

If you think it, report it:

MASH - 0345 155 1071

or email mashsecure@devon.gov.uk.

If it’s an emergency call 999

Out  of hours helplines/websites:

 

KOOTH - https://www.kooth.com online help and chat for mental health and wellbeing

Childline - https://www.childline.org.uk or 0800 1111

NSPCC - https://www.nspcc.org.uk or 0808 800 5000

Devon Children and families partnership - https://www.dcfp.org.uk/training-and-resources/multi-agency-safeguarding-hub-in-devon/

Staying safe online

 

With the increased access children have to devices that can connect to the internet, it has never been more important to understand how to be safe when using online content.

 

Whether children are accessing images, online games, social media platforms or just surfing the web, as part of their homework, they need to remain safe.

 

At Bearnes Voluntary Primary School we take E-Safety seriously and wanted to share some useful information with parents/carers/guardians and children to help raise awareness of this important subject area.

 

Some useful websites:

 

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/ - 'Since 2006, Thinkuknow has been keeping children and young people safe by providing education about sexual abuse and sexual exploitation. Thinkuknow is unique. It is underpinned by the latest intelligence about child sex offending from CEOP Command. Thinkuknow aims to ensure that everyone has access to this practical information – children, young people, their parents and carers and the professionals who work with them. Alongside the Thinkuknow website the programme provides educational resources, including films, cartoons and lesson plans, to help professionals raise young people’s awareness.'

 

https://net-aware.org.uk/ - a really useful site to check that information on websites, social networks and games the children are using is appropriate for their age. It also includes helpful hints and tips with staying safe and the dangers with each.

 

https://www.o2.co.uk/help/nspcc - contains articles and useful information for keeping your children safe online.

 

Useful resources:

 

Below is some information booklets to help parents' keep their children safe online. They have been produced by O2 and the NSPCC and Vodafone. They contain some vitally important information when it comes to child safety online.

Useful social media parent help guides

 Below are a number of guides for parents on some common social media platforms. These have been produced by Thinkuknow in order to highlight the key concepts of each platform and how to remain safe. For more information go to https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/How-to-guides/

Bearnes Voluntary Primary School has been given the opportunity to take part in a project that will run jointly between schools and Devon and Cornwall Police.

 Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has been exposed to, or involved in, any domestic incident.

 Operation Encompass will ensure that a member of the school staff, known as a 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 a 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.

 Please click on the following link for more information http://www.operationencompass.org/

Useful Links:-