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Safeguarding in Coombeshead Academy is considered everyone’s responsibility and as such our school aims to create the safest environment within which every student has the opportunity to achieve.

The purpose of Coombeshead Academy safeguarding policy is to provide a secure framework for the workforce in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of those students who attend our school. The policy aims to ensure that:

All our students are safe and protected from harm.

Other elements of provision and policies are in place to enable students to feel safe and adopt safe practices;

Staff, students, governors, visitors, volunteers and parents are aware of the expected behaviours’ and the school’s legal responsibilities in relation to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of our students.

Key Personnel

Coombeshead Academy
Safeguarding Roles and Responsibilites
Key Personnel
Senior Designated Officer Jo Chappell
Deputy Designated Officer Celia Jackman
Deputy Designated Officer Jackie Druiff
Named Child Protection Governors Amanda Ineson
Head of Academy/Principal Robert Coles

Useful Links

Devon Children and Families Patnership (DCFP)

This site aims to provide information to parents and carers, children and young people.

Thinkuknow (eSafety)

Thinkuknow is an education programme from the National Crime Agency's CEOP command.


The UK children's charity.


Online counselling.

Digital Parenting

Current and previous issues of Digital Parenting.

Useful Videos

#ListenToYourSelfie | The Game

Sometimes people who you think are friends your online aren't who they say they are.

#ListenToYourSelfie | The Party

Relationships can be confusing. Especially if someone does things you're not comfortable with.

NSPCC: I saw your willy

Video from the NSPCC.


The school has been given the opportunity to take part in a project that will run jointly between schools and Devon and Cornwall Police and is currently running throughout the UK.

Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has been exposed to, or involved in, any domestic incident.

Operation Encompass will ensure that a member of the school staff, known as a Key Adult, is trained to allow them to liaise with the police and to use the information that has been shared, in confidence, while ensuring that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have been involved in, or exposed to, a domestic abuse incident.

We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our students and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved. Safeguarding is at the heart of everything we do at Coombeshead Academy, and our participation in Operation Encompass will further help safeguard our students.

Any further information or advice can be obtained here:

Operation Encompass

Click to view the Operation Encompass information booklet.

Operation Encompass

Click to Visit the Operation Encompass Website.

Please do not hesitate to contact Coombeshead Academy if you have any questions regarding the nationwide initiative.