The School's designated safeguarding lead is:
Mr Andy Pugsley (Head of School)
Our Level 3 safeguarding trained staff are as follows:
Mr Andy Pugsley (Head of School)
Mr Alex Watson (EYFS/ Year 1 Class Teacher)
If you have any concerns about the safety of your child, yourself or another child please come to see Mr Pugsley or Mr Watson.
You can find our child protection and safeguarding policy below:
FFT and Salcombe Primary Safeguarding Documents
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are stressful events occurring in childhood including:
- domestic violence
- parental abandonment through separation or divorce
- a parent with a mental health condition
- being the victim of abuse (physical, sexual and/or emotional)
- being the victim of neglect (physical and emotional)
- a member of the household being in prison
- growing up in a household in which there are adults experiencing alcohol and drug use problems
As a school it is our duty of care to safeguard children from ACEs as best as we can. If you feel that you or a member of your family need support, please come into school and speak to Mr Pugsley or one of the staff team. We can support you to make your child's childhood experiences more positive.
Devon's multi agency safeguarding hub is called MASH, if you are concerned about a child please visit their website for advice or call MASH on 03451551071.
At Salcombe C of E Primary School we use Devon CAP UK. CAP UK (Child Assault Prevention Project) is a community project in Devon that brings parents/carers, school staff and children together to understand how to effectively reduce children’s vulnerability to child abuse and build safer communities for children. For more information please visit CAP UK.
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. For more information please visit the early help intervention page on the NSPCC website.
Child Sexual Exploitation
For more information please visit, preventing abuse and neglect on the NSPCC website.
Protecting Children from Radicalisation
NSPCC: For more information on protecting children from radicalisation please visit the NSPCC website page.
CHILDLINE: For more information on protecting children from radicalisation please visit Childline website page.
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. For more information please visit the Operation Encompass website.
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. For more information please visit the Children Society website.