All children should have a safe environment in which they can learn and thrive.
At Rackenford C of E Primary School, we take safeguarding extremely seriously. As a matter of course, all staff receive safeguarding training. Both the Designated Safeguarding Officer and the deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer are Level 3 trained. All staff members receive additional training to ensure that they are updated on best practice and our stringent procedures are reviewed regularly at staff and governors meetings.
We are supported in our work by outside agencies and also complete an annual safeguarding audit.
Our current Child Protection policy can be found here: RPS CP and Safeguarding Policy Sept 2021
Designated Safeguarding Officer – Sarah Maude
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer – Tracey Taylor
Our children are growing up in a world where reliance on computers is ever increasing. We actively educate the children in how to keep safe whilst on line. We make them aware of the dangers and the steps that they can take to avoid putting themselves at risk.
As part of this work, we also invite parents to come into school and find out more about the ways in which they can minimise online risks to their children in the home. We have links with specialist agencies in this field as this is an area of learning that is constantly changing. As a result, staff are regularly updated in order that their teaching fully cover new and emerging e safety concerns.
Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online? Help and support can be found on the CEOP website:
Please see the below link for further information on ways to keep your children safe online or for what to do if you have any concerns
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 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. The Key Adults in school are Mrs Maude and Ms Alphey.
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.
More information can be found here www.operationencompass.org/school-participation