At Uffculme School we take our duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children extremely seriously.
Our Designated Child Protection Officer is Mr Chris Lepper.
Our other Child Protection Officers include Mrs Lorraine Heath, Miss Nikki Able and Mrs Karina Balado.
In Ofsted's recent inspection they found that 'The School's work to keep students safe and secure is outstanding'.
- Advice from CEOP and the National Crime Agency on keeping children safe online
- E-Safety Policy
- Social Media Safety Guide
- Safeguarding Policy
- Reporting a Concern about a Young Person
- Managing Allegations Against Adults Working with Children or Young People
- Operation Encompass
- Preventing Radicalisation Policy
Student Welfare Documents
- FACTSHEET: The Good Sleep Guide
- FACTSHEET: Why Screens Stop You Getting a Good Night's Sleep
- Newsletter October 2016: Looking After Your Mental Health
- Newsletter November 2016: Exercise Regularly
- Newsletter December 2016: Social Media
- Newsletter January 2017: Internet Safety Tips
- Newsletter January 2017: Getting a Better Night's Sleep
- Newsletter February 2017: Healthy Eating
- Newsletter March 2017: Talk to Someone
- Newsletter April 2017: Other Sources of Help
- Newsletter July 2017: When the Sun's Out, Get Out!
- Newsletter September 2017: Keeping Children Safe Online
- Newsletter October 2017: Good Health; Take a Break
- Newsletter December 2017: E-Safety when using WhatsApp and Snapchat
- Newsletter December 2017: Social Media and Mental Health
- Newsletter January 2018: Building Confidence and Self Esteem Part 1
- Newsletter February 2018: Building Confidence and Self Esteem Part 2
- Understanding and Supporting Anxiety in your Child
- Supporting a Child with Anxiety - VIDEO
- Parents Plus Adolescents Programme - Leaflet
- Parents Plus Adolescents Programme - Information for Parents
- Parents Plus Adolescents Programme - Referral Form
Reporting a concern about a young person
If you have a concern which involves the safety or wellbeing of a child or another safeguarding issue please contact Mr Lepper during school hours on either:
- Phone: 01884 840458
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
If the concern is serious and outside of school hours please contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH):
- Phone: 0345 155 1071 (Mon-Thurs 9-5, Fri 9-4)
- Phone: 0345 6000 388 (Emergency Duty Team if outside of the above hours)
- E-mail: email@example.com
For more Information about MASH please see their website by clicking on the link - MASH.
Managing allegations against adults working with children or young people
Local Area Designated Officers (LADO) provide advice and guidance to employers and voluntary organisations that have concerns about a person working or volunteering with children and young people who may have behaved inappropriately or if information has been received that may constitute an allegation.
If you consider a LADO referral is needed:
- Gather the relevant information: the name, date of birth and home address of the ADULT connected to the allegation/incident; the child/children's details (LADO procedures cannot begin without this information)
- It is advisable that you initially discuss the details with the Designated Child Protection Officer (Mr C Lepper) and record/log the details in your relevant records
- They will also need your name, your organisation's address and the role you have in your organisation
- Once you have this information, call Exeter (01392) 384964
For more information please visit the Local Area Designated Officers website.