Safeguarding

STCM Safeguarding Team:

 

Designated Safeguarding Lead

  • Mr Colin Horrocks – Assistant Headteacher/Designated Safeguarding Lead

 

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

  • Child Protection Officer – Miss Lauren Mackenzie

 

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

  • Headteacher – Mr James Down

 

Nominated Safeguarding Governor

  • Governor – Mrs Deborah Brewer

 

 

Points of Contact:

 

Who should I contact if I have a safeguarding concern about a student?

 

  • Miss Lauren Mackenzie, Child Protection Officer (01803 328725 ex 176)
  • Mr Colin Horrocks, Designated Safeguarding Lead (01803 328725 ex 189)

 

Who should I contact if I have a safeguarding concern about an adult in school?

 

  • Mr James Down, Headteacher (01803 328725 ex 102)

 

Who should I contact if I have a safeguarding concern about the Headteacher?

 

 

 

 

Safeguarding & Welfare Team:

 

Safeguarding and Welfare Team:

  • Safeguarding and Welfare Officer – Mrs Suzy Woods
  • Safeguarding and Welfare Officer – Mrs Marie Deakin
  • School Counsellor – Mrs Claire Funnell (3 days a week)
  • Pastoral Admin & First Aid – Mrs Elaine Lightowlers

 

Heads of Year – Culture, Progress & Attendance:

  • Team Leader – Mr Colin Horrocks
  • Year 7 Head of Year – Miss Sarah Kuhl
  • Year 8 Head of Year – Mr Colin Gibson
  • Year 9  Head of Year – Mr Diccon Haynes
  • Year 10  Head of Year – Mr Paul Chapman
  • Year 11 Head of Year – Mr Joshua Iskander
  • Attendance Improvement Officer – Mrs Letitia Wills

 

Emmaus Centre Team: 

  • Emmaus Centre Team Leader – Mr Adam Chadwick
  • Emmaus Centre Support – Mrs Michelle Twigg

 

Please note that the first point of contact for all parents and carers in matters other than Child Protection is their child’s form tutor.

 

On Site Support:

 

Torbay Young Carers – Mrs Angela Poole (Wednesdays only)

Linx Christian Youth Trust – Jordan Williams & Charlie Haywood

‘Imagine’ Lunchtime club – Fatima Sbaai,Yvonne Haynes (selected days )

EAL Lunchtime club – Laurie Lane (Thursdays only)

 

 

Linked Agencies:

 

The Pastoral Team works alongside Checkpoint, Young Carers, Community Police Officers and Police, Youth Offending Team, Family Group Conferencing, CAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service), School Nurse, Sexual Health Services and other outside professionals as appropriate.

 

 

STCM Child Protection and Safeguarding Policies:

 

 

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

 

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy – Parent / Carer Version

 

Child Protection Policy – Student Version

 

 

 

 

Further information for parents and carers:

 

 

Children‘s Mental Health Awareness:

 

Advice for parents/carers 

Tips for children

 

Anti-Bullying Awareness:

 

Please click on the link below for more information for families:

http://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/parenttool

 

 

Online-Safety:

 

Keeping our children safe when using the internet either at home on a computer or when they are out and about using a mobile device is a top priority. We have a list of tips below to guide you and some useful links to informative websites. We will also add information about any recent internet related topics.

 

Helpful advice and tools can help keep your child safe whenever and wherever they go online.

 

Conversation starter for parents/carers

Fact sheet for parents/carers

‘Get involved’ activity  

Further information on Safer Internet Day 2018

NSPCC Online Safety

 

Torbay Virtually Safe is a website with advice and information on e-safety issues. Please click the link below to access the website.

 

Torbay Virtually Safe

CEOP Think You Know Website

 

Links to more advice:

 

Helping children and young people to spot the signs of online grooming

Online safety advice

NSPCC helpline

CEOP – Information, advice and support from the police

Webwise – Internet Safety Guidance

BBC Share, Take Care game

Connect Safely

Think U Know

Internet Watch Foundation

 

Parental Controls:

 

For E-Safety guidance from BT on how to set up parental controls please click here

For E-Safety guidance from Sky on how to set up parental controls please click here

For E-Safety guidance from Talk Talk on how to set up parental controls please click here

For E-Safety guidance from Virgin Media on how to set up parental controls please click here

K9 Web Protection – Free

 

Top 10 tips for keeping children safe online:

 

  1. Keep the computer in a common room in the house and position the monitor so it’s available for public viewing.
  2. Establish rules for using the Internet and teach your children important safety guidelines.
  3. Understand social networking. Teach your children that people online are not always who they say they are. Popular social networking sites are a favourite hunting ground for predators. Teach your children how to use the privacy settings and to keep identifying information off their blogs.
  4. Tell your children to keep their personal information protected.Children should never give their real name, address, phone number, the name of their school or a picture of themselves to anyone they meet online. NEVER let your children meet in person with anyone they’ve met on the Internet.
  5. Protect your children’s passwords and create generic names. Make sure your children don’t have screen names or aliases that reveal their personal information, including their full name, age, gender, etc.
  6. Frequently check your computer’s Internet history and monitor your children’s email account. Let them know you’re checking these, why you’re doing it and talk about potential online danger.
  7. Spend time with your children online. Have them show you their favourite sites.
  8. Teach your children cyber ethics. For example, hacking into someone’s computer is just as wrong as breaking into someone else’s home. You set rules, boundaries and codes of acceptable behaviour in the real world; do the same for the virtual world.
  9. Be computer savvy.Use antivurs, antispyware and a firewall and keep them current, but don’t rely on them as your only line of defence. For an easy step-by-step technical turorial for parents, go toikeepsafe.org/iksc_partners/symantec.
  10. Teach your children to tell a parent, teacher or trusted adult if they feel uncomfortable about anything they’ve seen on a computer.

For more tips from the National Cyber Security Alliance, go online to www.staysafeonline.org or www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents

 

 

 

Useful links to the latest safeguarding information:

 

Keeping Children Safe in Education

For the latest Keeping Children Safe in Education publication please click here

 

Drugs and Alcohol awareness

Psychoactive substance legislation

 

Extra-Curricular Clubs

For information on the ‘Funky Monkey’ club please click here

 

Leaving children at home alone

For guidance on leaving children at home alone please click here

 

Radicalisation and extremism

Protecting children and young people against radicalisation and extremism

Gov.UK Prevent Duty

 

Prevent Radicalisation:

 

We are committed at St Cuthbert Mayne School to keeping children safeguarded against the risk of extremism.  Should you have any concerns about radicalisation or extremism as a student or parent, then please contact Mr Horrocks, the Designated Safeguarding Lead or Miss Mackenzie, the Child Protection Officer.