Safeguarding Lead
CRMrs Clare Rinaldi


Safeguarding Deputy


Mrs Gilly Clark



For Child Protection (Safeguarding) Please view below:


Axe Beacon Federation Child Protection (Safeguarding)Policy


The Staff and Governors of Shute Community Primary are committed to ensuring the safety of all our pupils and undertake our responsibility within Safeguarding and Child Protection above all other considerations.
We are committed to working with parents positively, openly and honestly. We ensure that all parents are treated with respect, dignity and courtesy. We respect parents’ rights to privacy and confidentiality and will not share sensitive information until we have permission to do so unless this will further place the child at risk.
We encourage parents to discuss any concerns they may have with staff.
In cases where the school has reason to be concerned that a child may be subject to ill treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse it has a duty to follow the Devon Safeguarding Children’s Board Policy and procedure.
Safeguarding is considered everybody’s responsibility and as such our school aims to create the safest environment in which all our pupils have the ability to fulfil their potential.
We will work in partnership with other agencies and seek to establish effective working relationships with parents, carers and other colleagues to provide activities and opportunities throughout our curriculum that will help equip our children with the skills they need for a positive future.
Universal Safeguarding:
Working to keep all children and young people safe and create safe environments for all.
Targeted Safeguarding:
Some groups of children are more at risk than others, and it is important to target policies and services to these groups to keep them safe from harm i.e. children in need, children with additional needs.
Responsive Safeguarding:
Unfortunately, no matter what we do, there will always be some children and young people who suffer harm. We will respond quickly and appropriately when this happens – supporting the children and their families and liaising with other agencies to enable us all to work more effectively for better outcomes.
At Shute Community Primary School we have established an environment where children feel secure and are encouraged to talk and be listened to.
We ensure children know that there are adults in the school whom they can approach if they are worried.
Our school ethos promotes a positive, supportive and secure environment which gives our pupils a sense of being valued and of belonging.