Keeping children safe

Cranbrook Education Campus takes safeguarding very seriously and has an extensive range of strategies for keeping children safe. These strategies extend to all who work in or with the campus.

  • The Senior Designated Officers for safeguarding are:
    • Mr Stephen Farmer – Head of Campus
    • Mrs Samantha McCarthy-Patmore – Head of Nursery and Primary
    • Miss Louise Telford – Deputy Headteacher
  • The Governor for safeguarding and special educational needs and disability (SEND) is: Mrs Sarah O’Shea
  • The deputy for safeguarding is: Mrs Joanne Westney

You can email any safeguarding concerns you may have to

The Senior Leadership Team and Chair of Governors have completed training in safer recruitment and implement rigorous recruitment processes for all posts connected to the college. Our Administration Manager, maintains a thorough and up to date single record of DBS checks.

We work with Operation Encompass the early reporting on to schools that a child or young person has been exposed to domestic abuse.

Use the links at the bottom of this page to find out more about how to report abuse, online safety, radicalisation, well being, child sexual exploitation and female genital mutilation and to find our list of safeguarding links and downloads.

Cranbrook Education Campus has an ongoing and continuing commitment to safeguarding which includes:

  • A written safeguarding policy and up to date child protection procedures which have been agreed with the governing body.
  • Two identified senior designated officers together with a deputy.
  • A nominated governor to champion child protection issues.
  • Training at the appropriate level for all staff and volunteers.
  • Robust staff recruitment and selection processes which safeguard children.

MASH – The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub

The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) is a partnership between Devon County Council (DCC), children’s social care, education and youth services, Devon NHS health services, Devon and Cornwall Police and the probation service working together to safeguard children and young people. A factsheet can be downloaded from the links and downloads section of this page.

Remember – if you are concerned about a child or young person in Devon and want to speak to someone, contact the MASH on 0345 155 1071 and give as much information as you can.

Keeping Children Safe in Education updated, September 2016

September 2016, the Department for Education published a revised Keeping Children Safe in Education. You can find tthe full PDF here:

The changes in the revised statutory guidance relate to:

  • Children missing from education
  • Female genital mutilation
  • Prevent

The importance of the new Prevent strategy

Prevent relates to the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 which came into force on 1 July 2015.
Since 1 July 2015 there has been a duty on schools to have ‘due regard to the need to Prevent people from being drawn into terrorism’. This is called the Prevent duty.

At Cranbrook Education Campus all our staff have completed whole school Prevent training and understand the importance of the Prevent strategy.

All our staff understand the duty they have to ensure British values are embedded into our curriculum and pastoral care to support healthy discussion and debate and to promote tolerance.

All our staff understand that any concerns re potential radicalisation and or extremism should be treated as a safeguarding issue and reported to our safeguarding team.

Our safeguarding team understand the South West Prevent Strategy and how to make a referral.