At Tiverton High School we are committed to keeping our students safe. Every child has the right to feel safe no matter who they are or what their circumstances.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all professionals should make sure their approach is child-centred. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.
At Tiverton High School the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Caroline Warren and the Deputy DSL is Tania Mayes.
If you have a concern regarding a child and would like to discuss your worries please contact Caroline or Tania at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the main school number 01884 256655.
If it is outside of school hours please contact Caroline on 07702513401. If you are unable to make contact with Caroline or if, a child is in immediate danger or is at risk of significant harm a call should be made to children’s social care and/or the police immediately. For further advice please call the MASH team on 0345 155 1071 or the police on 999 / 101.
Please follow the link to the latest edition of Vodafone’s Digital Parenting magazine
For more information on how to keep your children safe, please follow the link: http://www.devonsafeguardingchildren.org/parents-carers/
Children and young people spend a lot of time online – it can be a great way for them to socialise, explore and have fun. But children do also face risks like online bullying, child sexual exploitation or seeing content that's inappropriate.
Whether you're unsure about what happens online or are up to speed with new technology, it's important that you talk to your child about staying safe.
It may feel daunting, but you don't need to be an expert on the internet. Understanding what children do online and the risks they face will help you keep your child safe online.
For help and advice on different types of social media click here.
The new film by thinkuknow highlights the ongoing need to talk to our children about sex, relationships and the internet.
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Need immediate help?
Do you need immediate help or have a real emergency? If so call 999 or contact your local police 101.
When should I report to CEOP?
We help children stay safe online. Has someone acted inappropriately towards you online, or to a child or young person you know? It may be sexual chat, being asked to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable or someone being insistent on meeting up. You can report it to CEOP click here.