Safeguarding & Online Safety

At GTS 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. On this page you will find links to our safeguarding policies and useful links online safety.

For more information about these links and the information they contain, please Contact Us.

If you require one of the policies/documents below in a different font, language or format please use the address above to contact us and we will endeavour to help.

School Safeguarding Team


Mr David Atkinson - Safeguarding/Wellbeing Officer - Designated Safguarding Lead (Operational)

Email: | Phone: 01805 623531 Ext. 209


Ms Niki Miller-Marshall - Designated Safguarding Lead (Strategic)

Email: | Phone: 01805 623531 Ext. 335


Mr Andy Bloodworth - Deputy Designated Officer & Headteacher

Email: | Phone: 01805 626030


Ms Jacqui Royse - Deputy Designated Officer -

Mrs Helen Whiterod - Deputy Designated Officer -

Ian Newberry - Safeguarding Governor -

David Major - Deputy Safeguarding Governor -

Mr Jon Buss - Online Safety Officer -

Mrs Clancy Stephens - Hardy Centre Manager -


Safeguarding Advice for Parents


The Devon Safeguarding Children Board website contains a wealth of information for anyone in Devon who has responsibility for safeguarding children; including parents, carers, teachers, doctors and volunteers.

There are dedicated sections for children and young people, workers and volunteers and parents and carers that aim to supply information on key issues. The website also has a library where you can download important documents and reports.


Child protection

Worried about a child’s safety?

If you are concerned about a child or young person in Devon and want to speak to someone contact our Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 0345 155 1071 or email give as much information as you can.

If a child is at immediate risk contact the police on 999.


Devon Children and Families Partnership (DCFP)

If you want to find out more about recognising the warning signs of child abuse, finding support and keeping children safe and healthy, the Devon Children and Families Partnership (DCFP) provides clear and useful information, as well as signposting to other resources.

The following organisations can also offer advice and information if you are concerned about a child:


  • Childline

  • REACH – Devon-based service supporting young people who either run away or who may be at risk of, or experiencing child sexual exploitation (CSE)

Online Safety Links for Parents

Safeguarding in schools is nothing new, but the risks are changing. Young people are rarely seen without a smartphone or tablet in their hand – sharing images, watching videos, posting on social networking sites, or exploring the internet. As young people spend more time online and become more confident online users, the potential threats, from grooming and sexting to online bullying and radicalisation, inevitability increase.

To help you as parents/carers we have collated various information and resources that we feel are of great value.


SWGfL has launched a new reporting centre to assist the public in reporting online abuse and harmful content. The service provides up to date information on community standards and direct links to the correct reporting facilities across multiple platforms. Advice is provided on online issues such as bullying, harassment, threas, impersonation, unwanted sexual advances, violent content, suicide, self-harm and pornographic content.



Keeping you safe online. Here you will find some great resources, information and advice about using the internet safely. Sections include Social media safety, Abuse Reporting systems, Knowledge hubs, Social media guides, Advice on online issues and more.


Thinkuknow is an education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command. Since 2006, Thinkuknow has been keeping children and young people safe by providing education about sexual abuse and sexual exploitation. Thinkuknow is unique. It is underpinned by the latest intelligence about child sex offending from CEOP Command. Thinkuknow aims to ensure that everyone has access to this practical information – children, young people, their parents and carers and the professionals who work with them.


The NCA’s CEOP Command is here to help children and young people. We are here to help if you are a young person and you or your friend (up to age 18) has been forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity with anyone online, or in the real world. We also have advice and links to support for other online problems young people might face, such as cyberbullying and hacking. Visit our Safety Centre for advice and to report directly to CEOP, by clicking on the Click CEOP button.


Childnet’s mission is to work in partnership with others around the world to help make the internet a great and safe place for children. We work directly with children and young people from the ages of 3 to 18 on a weekly basis, as well as parents, carers, teachers and professionals, finding out about their real experiences online, and the positive things they are doing as well as sharing safety advice.


IWF is an organisation working with the internet industry, police and Government. The IWF was established in 1996 by the internet industry to provide the UK internet Hotline for the public and IT professionals to report criminal online content in a secure and confidential way.