Child protection statement

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. The procedures contained in this policy apply to all staff, volunteers and governors.

Policy principles

·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 responsibility 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 appropriate support

Policy aims

· To provide all staff with the necessary information to enable them to meet their child protection responsibilities

· To ensure consistent good practice

·To demonstrate the school’s commitment with regard to child protection to pupils, parents and other partners


TCSF Child Protection and Safeguarding Team:

Designated Safeguarding Lead:

Mrs Jo Arscott

Phone contact during school hours

01822 614640 (St Peter's)

01822 612085 (St Rumon's)


Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (St Peter's):

Miss Ellie Charlesworth

01822 614640

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (St Rumon's):

Mrs Caroline Collins

01822 615198

Other members of the team (all level 3 trained):

Mrs Hannah Bancroft     

Mrs Helen Sloley            

Mrs Belinda Atkinson      


If you are concerned about a child or young person in Devon, please contact our Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 0345 155 1071 or email
If a child is at immediate risk contact the police on 999
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