Safeguarding and Child Protection at Mayflower

If you have any concerns or would like to find out more, please speak to our designated people in charge of Child Protection.

Mr Sammels Miss Jennings Mr French
Mr Sammels
Designated Safeguarding lead and Headteacher
Miss Jennings
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and Deputy Headteacher
Mr French
Safeguarding Officer and Family Support Advisor
Mrs Peters Mrs Sandey Mrs Berry
Mrs Peters
Mrs Sandey
Assistant Headteacher
Mrs Berry
Lead Designated Governor

Mayflower has clear procedures and systems for identifying, recording, reporting, and reviewing safeguarding and child protection concerns.

We all have a responsibility to follow Academy Policy and report any safeguarding (including child protection) concerns that we may have. If you have any safeguarding concerns, please log your concerns, and report it immediately to one of the most senior qualified members of staff available above. If the concern is regarding the most senior staff, please report to the Lead Designated Governor.

Our school procedures for safeguarding children are in line with Plymouth Safeguarding Children Board (PSCB) Multi Agency Child Protection Procedures (

"Together we can…keep our community safe."

NSPCC Helpline

Plymouth is the first city in the country to get a dedicated NSPCC Helpline which gives people an alternative point of contact to talk about the welfare of a child.
The ground-breaking project is being trialled to provide more localised support and advice for families in need.

The new helpline will serve as an alternative contact to Plymouth City Council, the Police and Health agencies.

NSPCC Helpline counsellors will be on hand 24/7 offering an independent first line of contact for those who may otherwise be unsure where to turn or reluctant to go down an initial legal route.

Any adult worried about the welfare of a child can call the NSPCC’s Helpline on 0808 800 5000, text 88858, email

Concerns about extremism…

New Campaign from the Department for Education

The DfE has launched a new campaign: “Together, we can tackle child abuse” to remind everyone of the need to share concerns they might have about children and young people. The campaign highlights one single weblink to access all local authority’s reporting webpage or phone number:

Click on the link to get guidance on what to do if you are believe a child to be at risk and how to get in contact with the authorities

Report Child Abuse

Educate Against Hate

The page below is a great resource for the educate against hate initiative

Operation Encompass