MEET THE SAFEGUARDING TEAM
Contact telephone number: 01626 366969
Teign School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed here.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
In line with latest government guidance and the latest changes in Keeping Children Safe In Education (KCSIE) July 2015, please find the attached factsheet on PREVENT, ‘Prevent’ relates to the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 which came into force on 1 July 2015.
The Prevent duty guidance from the DfE (June 2015) states:
From 1 July 2015 all schools, registered early years childcare providers and registered later years childcare providers (referred to in this advice as “childcare providers”) are subject to a duty under section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, in the exercise of their functions, to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”.
As part of Teign School’s commitment to safeguarding and child protection we fully support the government’s Prevent Strategy, and take guidance from Teaching Approaches to help build resilience to extremism.
What is the Prevent Strategy?
The Prevent strategy is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. It:
1. responds to the ideological challenge we face from terrorism and aspects of extremism, and the threat we face from those who promote these views.
2. provides practical help to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure they are given appropriate advice and support.
3. works with a wide range of sectors (including education, criminal justice, faith, charities, online and health).
Useful links and documents:
Please click here for a link to the official government document.
Welcome to Whisper the new anonymous service that lets you report a problem you may have at school or at home. Whether it be bulllying, cyber bullying, issues at home or concerns about other fellow students.
This service may be used by students, staff or parents/carers.
What is Cyber bullying?
Cyber bullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites.
Examples of cyber bullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles. www.stopbullying.gov
Please see the Cyber bullying presentation on the Safeguarding part of the school website.
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