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

What is Safeguarding and Child Protection?

When we think about protecting children from harm, we refer to two measures.  These are:

  1. Safeguarding;
  2. Child Protection.

Safeguarding is the action taken to promote the welfare of all children and keep them safe from harm. Safeguarding is different from Child Protection.

Child Protection is the specific action taken to protect individual children who have been identified as suffering, or likely to suffer significant harm.

The NSPCC website provides a very good summary of what safeguarding means.  It can be found by clicking here.

Contacting the Academy

During Academy opening hours (8.30am to 5pm) during term time, you can contact our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), Sally Scotting:

Academy telephone: 01237 431 969


Out of hours

If you have serious concerns about a child or young person, or if you need help parenting your child you can call the Devon Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub on 0845 6000 388. In working hours, call  0345 155 1071
or email
If it is an emergency dial 999For more information click this link.