Stokeinteignhead Primary School
Curious, Determined, Resourceful and Respectful
Stokeinteignhead Primary School
Curious, Determined, Resourceful and Respectful

Information on Safeguarding Procedures for Visitors and Volunteers

Volunteers and Visitors Responsibilities


Everyone who comes into contact with children, whether paid or voluntary are responsible for their own

actions and behaviour. At Stokeinteignhead Primary School we all have a duty to safeguard and promote

the welfare of our children. Please follow this code of conduct.


  • Do treat everyone with respect and all children equally.
  • Do provide an example you wish others to follow.
  • Do activities where they are in sight of other adults.
  • Do respect a child’s right to personal privacy.
  • Do be confident that the way in which you are behaving is appropriate and not open to misinterpretation.
  • Do not jump to conclusions.
  • Do not photograph children or exchange personal information.
  • Do not send or receive gifts unless arranged through the school.



DBS Checks


All staff including supply staff, regular visitors and volunteers are subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service

(DBS) check. This is to prevent anyone who poses a potential danger to children working in school.


Signing In


All visitors must sign in at the school office at the beginning of their visit and sign out when they leave.



Concerns about a child


Physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect can have a damaging effect on a child’s health, education,

attainment and well being. Changes to a child’s behaviour may not necessarily indicate a child is suffering

from abuse or neglect, however if whilst working with a child you become concerned, please report these

concerns to the class or head teacher.





Any concerns should be reported immediately to the head teacher or child protection officers. If the concerns

are about the head teacher please inform the chair of governors.


Disclosures of abuse.


While this can be an alarming situation it is important that you know what to do in such an eventuality.


  ♦  Stay calm and controlled; listen to what is said without showing shock or disbelief. Accept what is being       said.


  ♦  Allow the child to talk freely. Listen rather than direct the child through questioning. Do not      

      interrogate them.


  ♦  Reassure the child but do not make promises you can’t keep. (eg Never say “I promise to keep this

      a secret”)


  ♦  Explain that you will talk to Mr Caddy so that he can help.


  ♦  Reassure them that telling you was the right thing to do.


  ♦  Record the details of what was said straight away. (Ask for a log sheet which is available in the staff  



  ♦  Try to use the same words as the child. Sign and date the document. Immediately report your concerns            

      and give any written information to Mr Caddy.


  ♦   Be aware of your feelings and find someone to share your feelings with whilst being mindful that                 children’s details must remain confidential and within school.