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Plymouth High School is committed to the safeguarding of all its students, staff and visitors. Safeguarding is of paramount importance and we have a moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all of our students, by providing a caring, positive, safe and exciting environment, whereby the personal, social, physical and moral development of the individual student is supported.

All children have the right to feel safe. If you are concerned about the safety of any child in our school, you must report this to one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads detailed below.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mrs Sam Payne:

The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) is Mr Shaun Willis:

If you are concerned about the conduct of a member of staff or a volunteer in our school, you must contact:

The Headteacher via the Headteacher’s PA:

We will endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where students are respected and valued.

All staff will therefore be alert to signs of abuse and neglect and will follow the Plymouth Safeguarding Children Board (PSCB) procedures to ensure that students receive appropriate and effective support and protection.

We must inform parents and carers that there may be occasions where we have to make safeguarding referrals to external agencies without notifying parents.  In these circumstances, we assure you that we are acting in the best interests of the child's safety. 

Link to Safeguarding policy Anti bullying etc.