The Staff and Governors of Seaton Primary are committed to ensuring the safety of all our pupils and undertake our responsibility within Safeguarding and Child Protection above all other considerations.
For full details regarding our safeguarding policy and visitor & parent information leaflet please see the document downloads below.
Seaton Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent, effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff in our schools.
We follow the procedures set out by the Devon Children and Families Partnership and the statutory guidance issued by the Department for Education (in particular ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ – September 2023).
Further information about safeguarding in Devon can be found at:
If you have serious concerns about a child or young person, or if you need help parenting your child you can call MASH on 0345 155 1071 or email email@example.com. Please see their website if you need anymore information – DCFP – MASH.
Out of hours please call 0845 6000 388. If it is an emergency dial 999.
Safeguarding governor: Lucy Hanley
The school is part of a project running 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 been 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. If you suffer from Domestic Abuse, we can help!
Please come and see us in confidence for support or visit https://www.splitz.org/devon.html
Splitz Support Service, providing support to people who have experienced separation, divorce or domestic abuse.
For more information click on the link: http://www.operationencompass.org
At Seaton the safety of our children is of upmost importance. This includes keeping them safe when using electronic equipment and more specifically when entering the online world. Online Safety encompasses internet technologies and also electronic communications via mobile phones, games consoles and wireless technology. By educating our children in online safety we aim to highlight the need for children and young people to think practically about the benefits, risks and responsibilities of using information technology.
We operate an open-door policy for reporting issues relating to online safety and very much welcome parents and carers to come into school to speak with a member of staff about any perceived problems.
For additional support and information, please visit our website page ‘Staying Safe Online’
Parents and Carers can visit the Childnet website for support and advice for safe use of the internet at home
Children can visit the Kidsmart website to learn how to use the internet safely at home
Advice for Parents on Cyber bullying – external link to Department of Education(PDF)
- Childnet International –making the internet a great and safe place for children. Includes resources for professionals and parents.
- Thinkuknow (includes resources for professionals and parents)
- Safer Internet Centre
- Anti-bullying Allianz
Child Sexual Exploitation
Child Sexual Exploitation, or CSE, is a form of sexual abuse which sees children/young people being manipulated or coerced into sexual activity for receiving ‘something’ such as; gifts, money, food, attention, somewhere to stay etc.
Technology is very often used to groom victims. This may occur through social networking sites and mobile phones with internet access.
CSE has gained a large amount of media attention over the last year as lots of services involved with children and young people have noticed a big rise in cases involving CSE.
Charities such as NSPCC and Barnardos have been campaigning to raise the profile of this form of child abuse. Information regarding CSE can be found here on their websites below:
As part of Seaton’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:
responds to the ideological challenge we face from terrorism and aspects of extremism, and the threat we face from those who promote these views
provides practical help to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure they are given appropriate advice and support
works with a wide range of sectors (including education, criminal justice, faith, charities, online and health)
Please visit this link here to view the official government document.