Honiton Community College Safeguarding Team
We take the wellbeing of our students very seriously and our safeguarding team are here to help. You can contact us by phone on 01404 42283 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Key Areas and Safeguarding Support
Below you can read about key areas of responsibility and discover additional resources which are available.
MULTI-AGENCY SAFEGUARDING HUB (MASH)
If you are concerned about the safety of a child or young person in Devon or want to speak to someone, or if you are a young person worried about your own safety, you can contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) by:
• Completing an online request for support form
• Calling MASH 0345 155 1071
• Emailing email@example.com and giving as much information as you can
If a child is at immediate risk contact the police on 999.
County Lines refers to illegal drugs being transported from one area to another, often across police and local authority boundaries (although not exclusively), usually by children or vulnerable people who are coerced by gangs. The ‘County Line’ is the mobile phone line used to take the orders of drugs. Importing areas are reporting increasing levels of violence and weapons-related crimes as a result of this trend. Visit CEOP Online for more information.
Every child has the potential to meet people online or visit websites that could lead them to adopting what you consider to be extreme views, and becoming radicalised. Visit Let’s Talk About It for additional information on this topic.
Operation Encompass is a unique Police and Education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people exposed to domestic abuse. Operation Encompass mitigates against the damaged caused by exposure to Domestic Abuse and other ACE’s For more information visit Operation Encompass
Additional Resources and External Organisations
Below we have provided some additional resources and links to external bodies who can provide further support. In addition, should you wish to talk to the police for non emergencies, you can always call 101 for advice. Click on each of the icons below to be taken to their website to learn more.
In the 21st Century, children have access to an incredible range of ICT tools. The Internet has had a massive impact on the information available to students. Honiton Community College aims to ensure all our students are familiar with the use of these tools and are aware of the dangers of communicating with people they don’t know.
Addressing internet safety
We ask parents/guardians to be aware of how their children are using the internet. Discuss with them the potential dangers of ‘chatting’ to people they don’t know and to remind students of their electronic footprint.
Help and support available
At Honiton Community College we address internet safety in the following ways; As part of the college annual ICT Acceptance Use Policy, An ICT unit of
E-Safety and during Life Skills lessons.
Useful Links for Online Safety
Some additional resources to help with keeping safe online
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