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Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Michala Firth

Deputy Safeguarding Leads: Miss Cat Roberts and Mrs Beth Ward

Additional Level 3 safeguarding trained staff:

Miss Deborah Austin


Lady Seaward's Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy Sept 2023

Please email the school administrator if you need to talk to someone at school about keeping safe. A member of our school safeguarding team will then make contact with yourself to discuss your concerns.  If you do not have internet access then please leave a short message with the school office. It is likely that there will be no answer but we will call you back. The voicemail will be accessed at intervals across the school day. Again you will receive contact from the safeguarding team. 


Remember - Buddy says, 'Who are your trusted adults?' NSPCC Childline: 0800 1111

You can find information about our approach to safeguarding as a Trust at:
Useful Links:

MASH - multi-agency safeguarding hub


Devon's multi agency safeguarding hub is called MASH and its website has lots of advice if you are concerned about a child:

What is Early Help?

Early Help means taking action to support a child, young person or their family early in the life of a problem, as soon as it emerges. It can be required at any stage in a child's life from pre-birth to adulthood, and applies to any problem or need that the family cannot deal with or meet on their own.


Protecting Children from Radicalisation





Operation Encompass


Our school is part of a project that runs 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.



County Lines

County lines is when criminals from major cities such as Liverpool, Manchester, London and Birmingham expand their drug networks to other areas of the country. This activity brings violence, exploitation and abuse to rural communities. ... County line networks are having a massive impact on rural counties.