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Safeguarding and Child Protection

Safeguarding and Child Protection

Paignton Community & Sports Academy holds the safety, health, well-being and welfare of its students as paramount.  We are committed to safeguarding and work together to ensure that our students thrive in a safe and supportive environment, whatever their age, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual identity or gender.  All staff in the Academy are trained in Safeguarding and Child Protection issues and are kept up to date with changes in legislation and practice.  We take any allegation and suspicion of abuse seriously and will respond to them promptly.

All staff recruited to the Academy undergo a rigorous safer recruitment process in line with the Statutory Guidance outlined by Keeping Children Safe in Education July 2016 and as a consequence all of the necessary background checks for example DBS are completed before staff begin employment.

We have adopted the definition of Safeguarding used in the Children Act 1989 and the Children Act 2004 and the DfE guidance document: Working Together to Safeguard Children March 2015 which focuses on safeguarding and promoting children, young people and vulnerable adult’s welfare.

A wealth of information and guidance as well as links to other organisations on the subject of child protection / safeguarding can be found on the parent page of this website and also under the label e-safety. You can access our policies by clicking this link: Policies.

Mark Williams (pictured above), Assistant Principal is our designated Safeguarding Officer.  Please contact him at the Waterleat Road Centre if you have any enquiries or concerns.

Tel: 01803 403005

Should you be unable to reach Mark in an emergency, please contact one of the two Deputy Safeguarding leads at Waterleat Road:

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Cathy Ryan

Tel: 01803 403005

 

 

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Debra Mountford

Tel: 01803 403005