Safeguarding Policies

Brixham College Safeguarding Policies

The College is committed to ensuring that the students in its care are kept safe and free from harm, neglect and abuse. To this end, the Governing Body has approved a number of policies and procedures. 

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

explains how the College responds to allegations of abuse or suspicions that abuse has occurred.

Online-Safety Policy

explains how the College aims to keep young people safe when using electronic and digital devices. It also gives guidance on how the College responds to incidents of misuse of online services.

Behaviour Policy

describes expected and unacceptable behaviour of College students, and how the College manages behaviour.

Physical Contact with Children and Young People clarifies when physical contact with students by staff is acceptable and when the use of physical force may be necessary.


Code of Conduct for Teaching Staff, Support Staff and Volunteers clarifies, with examples, what is expected of adults working in the College in terms of professional behaviour.


Allegations of Abuse Made against Teachers and Other Staff, based on the DfE’s statutory guidance, Keeping Children Safe in Education, 2016, explains the procedures the College takes if an allegation of abuse is made against an adult working at the College.


Whistleblowing Policy provides a clear procedure for employees to raise concerns about malpractice or wrongdoing at the College confidentially.


Disciplinary Policy explains when disciplinary action may be taken against a member of staff and the procedures for conducting disciplinary proceedings.

Complaints Policy

outlines procedures for parents, students and anyone else to raise concerns, criticisms and complaints about the College.

If you wish to receive copies of any of these policies, discuss them, or make suggestions for their improvement, please contact Mr Richard Burden, Designated Safeguarding Lead:

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