Honiton Community College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of all students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We strive to ensure that consistent and effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, students and staff at school.
The Designated Officer for Child Protection (DOCP) is Nick Millward.
Deputy Designated Officer for Child Protection (DDOCP) is Jackie Rees
Other staff trained in child protection are:
- Andy Holt – Vice Principal
- Marie-Claire Adams – Assistant Principal
- Rob Robson – Assistant Principal
- Tom Skelding – Head of Years 10 & 11
- Pippa Wyatt – Head of Years 7 & 8
- Rachel Smith – Head of Year 9
- Sasha Pidgon – Student Wellbeing Coordinator
- Sue Smith - Student Wellbeing Coordinator
- Jeanine Ledward - Student Wellbeing Coordinator
- Joy Taylor - Student Wellbeing Coordinator
Honiton Community College has policies and procedures in place to deal effectively with child protection and safeguarding issues, which include tackling radicalisation and extremism, together with recording and monitoring processes.
To promote a safe environment for students, Honiton Community College employs a strict selection and recruitment policy which includes all statutory checks on staff and regular volunteers including Enhanced DBS (disclosure and barring service) checks.
All staff are trained to a level appropriate to their safeguarding responsibilities ranging from basic awareness for all, to Level 3 for key staff. Other safeguarding training is attended by relevant staff and governors. The training is monitored and comprehensive records kept by the DOCP.
All concerns are passed through members of staff who are trained as ‘Designated Officer for Child Protection in school in compliance with the HM ‘sharing of information’ guidance March 2015. Staff are required to report any causes of concern to the school safeguarding team. Referrals are logged and monitored to make sure that they are followed up appropriately.
Student attendance is monitored closely and concerns shared as appropriate with parents/carers, Devon Educational Welfare service, Social Care and the school Safeguarding team. Honiton Community works effectively with other agencies and parents/carers when necessary to safeguard young people.
If you have any serious concerns about your child, another student or a member of staff at Honiton Community College please do not hesitate to contact the Designated Officer for Child Protection ( Nick Millward) who will be able to provide you with the best advice and help using the appropriate degree of confidentiality.
Nick Millward - . The Designated Officer for Child Protection (DOCP) email@example.com 01404 42283 ext 234
Jackie Rees - Deputy Designated Officer for Child Protection (DDOCP) firstname.lastname@example.org 01404 42283 ext 257
Andy Holt – Vice Principal email@example.com
Marie-Claire Adams – Assistant Principal firstname.lastname@example.org
Rob Robson – Assistant Principal email@example.com
Tom Skelding – Head of Year 10 & 11 firstname.lastname@example.org
Pippa Wyatt – Head of Years 7 & 8 email@example.com
Rachel Smith – Head of Year 9 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sasha Pidgeon – Student Wellbeing Coordinator email@example.com
Sue Smith - Student Wellbeing Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeanine Ledward - Student Wellbeing Coordinator email@example.com
Joy Taylor - Student Wellbeing Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org