We are totally committed to our pupils’ safety and welfare. All our staff are trained in Safeguarding issues and our policies are shown below. If you have any queries regarding safeguarding please talk to one of our Safeguarding Officers. Our Safeguarding Officers can be contacted via the school office in the first instance.
The Senior Designated Safeguarding Officer is Mr Christopher Threlfall - Head of School
Our Designated Deputy Safeguarding Officer is
Mrs Claire Wiscombe- Class 1Teacher
Our Lead Director for Hawkchurch is
Mrs Rachael Caunter- Director of School Improvement
Hawkchurch Safeguarding Policy 2022/2023
The 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 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 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.