Safeguarding is taken very seriously at Redhills primary school. Our safeguarding policy is available for all to see on our website or a paper copy is available from the office. One of our three safeguarding designated members of staff are always on site and will be available to speak to you when required. Safeguarding our children is everyone’s responsibility, we have contact details for anyone wishing to discuss a safeguarding concern either with one of our safe guarding designates or directly with the MASH (Devon County Council multi agency safeguarding hub) These details are available on this website or on notice boards around the school. The MASH can be rung anonymously if deemed necessary.
My name is Claire Kelley and I am the Safe guarding Officer at Redhills Primary school.
My job is to ensure that the children who attend Redhills feel safe and listened to. I work closely with parents and carers to offer support around any issues that may be impacted on a child’s safety or emotional wellbeing.
My door is always open to anyone who may wish to confidentially discuss something they are worried about either at home or in school, I can offer support around a variety of issues including: managing behaviour, bullying, financial worries, anxiety, domestic abuse, relationships etc.
I am also here to listen to anyone who may wish to share a concern about the safety of a child.
I work with a variety of outside agencies including CYPS (Children s and young people’s services) SAFE (Stop Abuse for Everyone) school nursing team, CAMHS (Child Adolescent Mental Health Service) young carers, Exeter food bank etc
If you would like to make an appointment to see me, please ask at reception or ring me on 01392 255555 or 07542867560.
The safety and well-being of our pupils is something that our school strives hard to ensure and we continue to work hard to provide ways to help you tell us if you or your children have any problems or worries which the School needs to know about such as bullying. Reporting issues is a very effective way to enable us to deal with risks before they escalate into harm, and we already have several ways in which you can report to our school. That goes a long way in helping us create the safe and reliable environment for your children that you expect our school to be. We understand too that sometimes, coming into school to tell us about these issues can not always be an easy thing to do.Time? Arranging an appointment? Speaking with staff? Sometimes it can be a subject that you need to bring to our attention without wanting to identify yourself, but that you feel we need to know, particularly if it involves children’s safety. Whisper is an anonymous reporting service for pupils, families and local community that allows you to send a message or text to a school email account where staff experienced in responding to issues will receive it. Clicking on the Whisper button on our site will take you to an online form where you can leave your message. You can choose to send it anonymously or, if you want us to get back to you, you can leave your contact details. Whisper does not collect any information to identify a sender unless they choose to leave it.