Safeguarding at TPS
Safeguarding & Child Protection at Totnes Progressive School
Totnes Progressive School fully recognises its responsibilities for safeguarding children. Our policy applies to all staff and volunteers working in the school. Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility and as such all staff and volunteers are required, at all times, to consider what is in the best interest of the child. We maintain an attitude of ‘It could happen here’ where safeguarding is concerned.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children (those under the age of 18) is defined as: protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children can grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
Here are some useful conversation starters and activities that you can do at home for discussing internet safety, social media etc with your children and here is a helpful article about what to do if your child sees something inappropriate.
Kooth provides online mental health and well being support to young people
Health for Teens is a site with lots of information and helpful numbers for a variety of issues
ThinkUKnow helps you stay safe online
The NSPCC has dedicated helplines for reporting abuse
We are an operation encompass school, meaning that we are notified if police have been called to one of our students houses due to an incident of domestic abuse. This is so that we can support our students the next day at school and we can give them the safe place they need.
For more information visit operationencompass.org
Here at TPS we want you to feel safe, secure and happy. If you are worried about yourself, a family member of a friend, speak to us or any member of staff.
You can also report an issue anonymously by clicking the "Report an Issue" button on the menu on this website.
Lindsay Braga (Designated Safeguarding Lead) - email@example.com
Laura Manley (Head and Deputy Safeguarding Lead) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Dale Lockett (Director and member of the safeguarding team) - email@example.com