Safety & Wellbeing (safeguarding)
At Saltash Community School, we believe that every student has the right to feel safe and protected at all times.
If you have any concerns about a young person please do contact the school and ask to speak to a member of our Safeguarding team.
Alternatively you may contact the following agencies:
Multi Agency Referral Unit – 0300 1231 116
Plymouth Social Care – 01752 668000
Child Line – 0800 1111
Please find SMART’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy on our Policies Page.
OUR KEY ADULTS ARE:
Ms Kate Littledyke
Mrs Sarah Moss
Miss Danielle Pearce
KCSIE 2022 definition of Child on Child abuse :
Child on child abuse - Children can abuse other children. This is generally referred to as child on child abuse and can take many forms. This can include (but is not limited to): bullying (including cyberbullying); sexual violence and sexual harassment; physical abuse such as hitting, kicking, shaking, biting, hair pulling, or otherwise causing physical harm; sexting and initiation/hazing type violence and rituals. – page 138 of KCSIE 2022
To see more visit KCSIE 2022
Operation Encompass Safeguarding Statement
Our school is part of Operation Encompass. This is a police and education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people who experience Domestic Abuse.
Operation Encompass means that the police will share information about Domestic Abuse incidents with our school PRIOR to the start of the next school day when they have been called to a domestic incident.
Once a Key Adult (DSL) has attended at an Operation Encompass briefing they will cascade the principles of Operation Encompass to all DDSL’s.
Our parents are fully aware that we are an Operation Encompass school. The Operation Encompass information is stored in line with all other confidential safeguarding and child protection information.
The Key Adult has also led training for all school staff and Governors about Operation Encompass, the prevalence of Domestic Abuse and the impact of this abuse on children. We have also discussed how we can support our children following the Operation Encompass notification.
We are aware that we must do nothing that puts the child/ren or the non abusing adult at risk.
The Safeguarding Governor will report on Operation Encompass in the termly report to Governors. All information is anonymised for these reports.
The Key Adult has used the Operation Encompass Toolkit to ensure that all appropriate actions have been taken by the school.