Devon Hospitals Short Stay School



We take safeguarding extremely seriously at Devon Hospitals Short Stay School. The school’s responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children is of paramount importance.

We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. 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. Our procedures to all staff, volunteers and governors.


Should you have any concerns about safeguarding, please contact :


Laura Webb (Designated Safeguarding Lead),

Jane Adcock (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)

North Devon:

Laura Webb (Designated Safeguarding Lead),

Jo Hugo (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads)


Laura Webb (Designated Safeguarding Lead),

Anna Breen (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)




Download our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy here

For other policies related to Safeguarding, please see our Policies page  


If you are worried about a child who may be being abused, please follow this link for guidance: What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused

Ofsted have produced a webinar for schools and parents about online safety, particularly around online grooming, which can be accessed here.

You can access Prevent Duty training here.

The Safer Devon Partnership provides information about the threat of radicalisation, and child exploitation.

For information about radicalisation, follow the link here.

For information about exploitation, follow the link here.