Keeping Children Safe
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play.
Keeping Children Safe in Education, 2020
We all have a statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. Safeguarding our pupils is an important part of our daily work; all Marpool staff have regular training and know how to alert our Safeguarding Team to any concerns that they may have.
Our Safeguarding Team
Mrs Liz ThrelfallDesignated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Liz Threlfall
Mr Duncan NelmesDeputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mr Duncan Nelmes
Mrs Rachel PattisonDeputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Rachel Pattison
Mrs Jemma PoulsomDeputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Jemma Poulsom
Mr Tony AlexanderSafeguarding Governor
Mr Tony Alexander
If you are concerned about the welfare of a child or are a child concerned about your own safety, please do contact a member of staff or you can contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 0345 155 1071 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and give as much information as you can.
If you think that a child is at immediate risk, call the police on 999.
The organisations below also offer support, help and guidance surrounding welfare, safeguarding and child protection. Click on the pictures for more information.
NSPCCNational Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
Early HelpExtra support for families. It may be that you want to prevent a problem, or change things for your family before the problem becomes more serious.
Early Help is the extra support your family can get if you need it. It may be that you want to prevent a problem, or change things for your family before the problem becomes more serious.
It is not a specific service or team, it is an approach that brings together people from a range of services and teams who will work together with your whole family to help improve the situation for everyone.
Early Help Website
Operation EncompassWorking to break the cycle of Domestic Abuse
Marpool is enrolled with Operation Encompass with 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 experienced, any domestic abuse. Operation Encompass will ensure that a member of the school staff, (the Designated Safeguarding Lead) 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 experienced a domestic abuse incident.
Operation Encompass website.
We are an Operation Encompass school.
Looking for safety advice and tips for keeping your child safe?
The NSPCC has a very useful and informative page that includes details on the different apps, games and social media platforms that your child might be using.
The Net Aware website gives you the official age rating as well as their safety rating.
Having a conversation with your child about their online activity can help to keep them safe. Net Aware have written a guide to help you.
Top tips on how to keep children safe when using YouTube can be found here.
We have also produced an online safety newsletter.