Safeguarding is our main priority at Eggbuckland Community College. All of our students have the right to feel safe in every aspect of their lives, and to thrive in an environment where they feel that they are being listened to. We have both a statutory obligation and a moral responsibility to make sure that we address, challenge and report any instances where it is felt that this is not happening.


All our staff are trained regularly in safeguarding and are alert to all aspects of abuse and neglect as well as self harm. Staff report any concerns confidentially to the Designated Safeguarding Lead or the Safeguarding Team, who act in a proactive manner to ensure that students receive the support, protection and justice required.


Our safeguarding practice in College is of the highest standard and is consistent with the Plymouth Safeguarding Children Board (PSCB) as well as Ofsted regulations. We work under the guidance of the Working together to Safeguard Children’s act and Keeping Children Safe in Education.


If you have any further questions or concerns about Safeguarding at Eggbuckland Community College please contact the College and ask to speak to a member of the safeguarding team.

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Lizzy Smith

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Kim Gibson

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Adam Castlehouse
Year 11

Gina Channing

Academic Support


Gail Clark

Safeguarding Governor

Worried About a child?

Call 999 if the child is in real danger now

If you are worried about a child or young person, or think they are being abused, even if you are unsure, please contact Plymouth Gateway on 01752 668000 and Select Children’s Services – Option 1. Alternatively, you can email:
You can also contact the NSPCC Helpline on 0808 800 5000

The NSPCC have launched a dedicated helpline for children and young people who have experienced sexual harassment, assault or abuse at school, and for worried adults and professionals that need support and guidance, including for historic abuse:
New NSPCC helpline, Report Abuse in Education on 0800 136 663

To contact a member of the College Safeguarding team you can contact (NOT TO BE USED FOR URGENT CONCERNS)


E-safety is an extremely important part of the Safeguarding of our entire College community. Our E-safety officer is Mr Crawford, Vice Principal, however all staff are fully trained in all appropriate aspects of e-safety.


Our policy states:

E-safety comprises all aspects relating to children and young people and their safe use of the internet, mobile phones and other technologies, both in and out of College. It highlights the need to educate children, young people, parents, staff and all members of the College community about the benefits, risks and responsibilities of using information technology and provides safeguards and awareness for users to enable them to control their online experiences.


The internet is an open communications channel, available to all. Applications such as the Web, e-mail, blogs and social networking all transmit information over the fibres of the internet to many locations in the world at low cost. Anyone can send messages, discuss ideas and publish material with little restriction.


These features of the internet make it an invaluable resource used by millions of people every day. Much of the material on the internet is published for an adult audience and some is unsuitable for students. Students must also learn not to publish personal information.


This policy applies to all members of the Eggbuckland Community College community (including staff, students, Governors, volunteers, parents / carers, visitors and community users) who have access to and are users of College ICT systems, both in and out of College.


Principals are empowered, to such extent as is reasonable, to regulate the behaviour of students when they are off the College site. This is pertinent to incidents of cyber-bullying, or other E-safety incidents covered by this policy, which may take place out of College, but are linked to membership of the College.


The College will deal with such incidents within this policy and associated behaviour and anti-bullying policies and will, where known, inform parents / carers of incidents of inappropriate E-safety behaviour that take place out of College.


The Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy can be accessed here (Policies)

Useful links:


Child Exploitation and Online Protection command -

Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online?

Make a report to one of CEOP's Child Protection Advisors

Think you Know -

Thinkuknow is the education programme from the National Crime Agency's CEOP command. Thinkuknow aims to empowers children and young people aged 5-17 to identify the risks they may face online and know where they can go for support.

Disrespect Nobody -

Healthy relationships are all about respecting each other, and Disrespecting NoBody. Find out more about the signs of relationship abuse.

UK Safer Internet Centre -

Safer Internet Day Research. For Safer Internet Day 2018 the UK Safer Internet Centre launched a report into the role of technology in young people's relationships.

Internet Matters -

Working with online safety experts, we're here to guide you through the many issues children can experience when using the internet.

Childnet  -

Helping to make the internet a great and safe place for children.

PSHE Association  -

The national body for PSHE education. Quality resources, guidance, training and support for schools.


Educate Against Hate  -

This website gives parents, teachers and governors practical advice on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation.


The use of social media for online radicalisation  -

Guide for schools on how terrorist groups such as ISIL use social media to encourage travel to Syria and Iraq.

NSPCC | The UK children's charity  -

The NSPCC is the UK's leading children's charity, preventing abuse and helping those affected to recover.

Safeguarding News - Operation Encompass school


We are proud to announce that Eggbuckland Community College is now a registered Operation Encompass school. 


Operation Encompass ensures that a member of the College staff, 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 College 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. 


If you require any further information or advice about the scheme then please contact our Designated Safeguarding Lead at the College Lizzy Smith ( or you can visit