We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We expect all staff, pupils, volunteers and visitors to share this common commitment.
If you are worried about your own safety, the safety of a child or that of a friend please call 0345 155 1071. In an emergency, call the police on 999.
The Devon Children and Families Partnership has lots of information to help people like you and your friends stay safe at home, at school and out and about Keeping children safe - Devon Children and Families Partnership (dcfp.org.uk)
Further Online Resources
Click here to report online abuse.
Click here for videos, games and E Safety information!
We are an Operation Encompass school.
For further information, please come in and see us or click here
Speak to a trusted adult if you do not feel safe.
Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr Le Bredonchel (Head Teacher)
Deputy Safeguarding Leads: Mrs Hunt (Family Support Worker) Miss Tanner (Assistant Head Teacher) Mrs Le Bredonchel (Assistant Head Teacher)
Further Safeguarding Information
The world of ICT and the online world are both useful and fascinating. But as everyone is aware there are also many dangers. New games and apps are created regularly and the issues and dangers involved need constant reviewing. For advice about keeping your child safe online, including parental controls, please visit the NSPCC website here.
We teach children how to stay safe online in our Computing lessons and in PSHE. More information can be found on the Online Safety page here .
The Prevent Duty
Protecting Children from radicalisation.
The link below will take you to the GOV.UK web page that provides help and guidance on this subject.
FGM Is Illegal
Female Genital Mutilation is also known as Female Circumcision and Cutting
Information for Children can be found here
FGM is child abuse and a form of violence against women and girls, and therefore it is dealt with as part of existing child and adult safeguarding/protection structures, policies and procedures. It is illegal in the UK to subject a child to female genital mutilation (FGM) or to take a child abroad to undergo the procedure – Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003. Despite the harm it causes, FGM practising communities consider it normal to protect their cultural identity. The age at which girls are subject to FGM varies greatly from shortly after birth to any time up to adulthood. The average age is 10 to 12 years.
At Ilfracombe Junior School, our staff are trained in dealing with FGM and are alerted to the following key indicators:
A child’s family comes from a community that is known to practise FGM.
A child may talk about a long holiday to a country where the practice is prevalent.
A child may confide that she is to have a ‘special procedure’ or to attend a special occasion.
A child may request help from a teacher or another adult.
Any female child born to a woman or has a sister who has been subjected to FGM will be considered to be at risk, as much as other female children in the extended family. Any information or concern that a child is at risk of FGM will result in a child protection referral to Children’s Social Care.
The new mandatory reporting duty for FGM under the Serious Crime Act 2015, requires teachers in England and Wales to report known cases of FGM in under 18-year-olds to the police. Guidelines on mandatory reporting can be found here.
Mandatory reporting of female genital mutilation: procedural information.
Call the FGM helpline if you're worried a child is at risk of, or has had, FGM. It's free, anonymous and they are available 24/7. Call them on 0800 028 3550, or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org