Keeping Children Safe

Keeping children safe is of paramount importance to all staff at Mill Water School. We therefore work closely with parents to support our children in every way possible.

We also have a responsibility to work with other agencies to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. Therefore, if concerns are raised within school, or a child or parent reports a situation involving possible abuse, we will refer such matters to the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH), in line with our school Safeguarding Policy and the latest Government advice

Parents and carers should be aware that the Designated Safeguarding Lead (the person who is responsible for safeguarding at Mill Water School) is required to report any obvious or suspected case of child abuse which includes non-accidental injury, physical neglect, emotional abuse and/or sexual abuse. This procedure is intended to protect children at risk.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead will also report any concerns that may arise with regard to Child Sexual Exploitation, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) or radicalisation, in line with the Prevent Strategy.

Mill Water School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This means that all adults working in school complete a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Enhanced Police Check.

The Devon Children and Families Partnership website gives helpful advice and information on a wide range of safeguarding issues.