"We have a commitment to safeguard our children."

 Safeguarding is everybody's responsibility.

We all have a responsibility to act if we are worried about a child.

All children have a right to be safe no matter who they are or what their circumstance.

 Keeping children safe is everyone's responsibility.


The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is: Mrs. Chown

The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSL) are: Mrs. Rundle, Mr. Walker, Mrs. Bawden, Mrs. Evans, Mrs. Carter, Ms. O'Brien and Mrs M Kendall.

The name of the Designated Teacher for Children in Care is: Mrs. Carter

The Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for the Prevent agenda is: Mrs. Chown

The Child Sexual Exploitation Lead is: Mrs. Chown

The name of the Safeguarding Hub Councillors are: Mr. Hender and Mrs. Bawden


In addition to our Safeguarding Leads at school, please note the contact details of other agencies who are able to provide support in relation to safeguarding concerns:


MARU (Multi Agency Referral Unit)  0300 123 1116   9:00am - 5:00pm Monday - Friday
Out of Hours Referral Number        01208 251300    5:00pm - 8:00am Duty Social worker 
NSPCC                                          0808 800 5000
Domestic violence support helpline - First Light   0300 777 4777
Operation Encompass

Sandy Hill Academy has joined Operation Encompass, a project that will run jointly between schools and Devon and Cornwall Police.

Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools by the police, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child has been exposed to, or involved in, any domestic incident, and the police have been called.

Operation Encompass will ensure that a member of the school staff, known as the 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.

Our trained Key Adult at Sandy Hill Academy is: Mrs Rundle

Online Safety
If you have any concerns about your child's safety online please take a look at the website in the link below as there is some helpful information included on it.
Our ICT Lead, Miss Heather, is always keen to cascade online safety learning across the academy and support with this, alongside all our safeguarding leads and whole staff team.

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