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Exmouth Community College

Exmouth Community CollegeAcademy Trust


We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all students. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where students are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that students receive effective support, protection and justice.

We work closely with many other organisations to support the students and their families, including Early Help, Operation Encompass and Children’s Social Care.

The designated safeguarding lead (DSL) for the College is Deputy Headteacher Mr Turner. The Safeguarding Officer for the College is Mrs Hunter who is the initial contact for safeguarding concerns during the school day and a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL). The College has six further DDSL's who are Deputy Headteacher Mrs Malton, and Assistant Headteacher's Mr Dyer, Mr Holt, Mr O'Rourke, Mr Smith and Miss Miles. The Governors have designated individuals with responsibility for Safeguarding.

The Governors have designated individuals with responsibility for safeguarding.

We will keep parents updated with safeguarding advice through our social media feeds or direct email to parents.

If you are visiting the College, please ensure you follow the information you are provided with or see on College signage to ensure the safety of our whole College community.

What to do if you have any concerns about a child

If you have any concerns about your child or a child within the College, please do contact us.

Alternatively, if it is at a weekend or during school holidays, you can contact Devon Children's Front Door (MASH). Please click on the link below for information on how to make a request for support or report a child safety concern.

Make a request for support or report a child safety concern - Devon Safeguarding Children Partnership (

Click here for excellent resources on digital safety on the 'Parent Zone' website, including parent and carer guides here.