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Safeguarding

Safeguarding
 
We have a commitment to safeguard our children.
 
We all have a responsibility to act if we are worried about a child.
 
All children have a right to be safe no matter who they are or what their circumstance.
 
Keeping children safe is everyone's responsibility.
 
The Designated Safeguarding Lead  (DSL) is: Gemma Hooper (Head of school)
The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSL) are: David Gray (Class teacher) and Sarah Chown (PSA / specialising in Domestic Abuse).
The name of the Designated Teacher for Children in Care is: Gemma Hooper
The Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for the Prevent agenda is: Gemma Hooper
The Child Sexual Exploitation Lead is: Gemma Hooper
The named Safeguarding Hub Councillor is: Andrea Brion
 Operation Encompass Key Adults : Gemma Hooper and David Gray

Whitemoor 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 Adult at Whitemoor Academy is: Gemma Hooper

 

Please also refer to information contained on our eSafety page.