Keeping our children safe




All children should have a safe environment in which they can learn and thrive.

At Rackenford C of E Primary School, we take safeguarding extremely seriously. As a matter of course, all staff receive safeguarding training. Both Kate Dunning, the Designated Safeguarding Officer and Sharon Hagley, the deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer are Level 3 trained. Teachers receive additional training to ensure that they are updated on best practice and our stringent procedures are reviewed regularly at staff and governors meetings.

We are supported in our work by outside agencies and also complete an annual safeguarding audit.

We recently invited a representative from Childline to speak to our children in Yrs 5 & 6 about keeping themselves safe and to teach them 'The Underwear Rule'. This is part of a new campaign by the NSPCC to help children understand that their body is private. This was followed by a workshop a week later where they could talk about what they had learned and ask questions in complete confidence. All the children said they found the experience really positive.

Our Safeguarding Policy is consistent with the codes of practice recommended by the Devon Safeguarding Children Board.