Safeguarding at Clyst Vale is led  by our DSL  Paul Sutton who coordinates the work of our safeuarding team


Like all schools  our approach to safeguarding is directed by the Keeping Children Safe in Education document. You can find the latest version and supporting materials here.

You’ll find links to relevant policies and statutory info. below. – Tel: 0800 1111 – Prevent Extremist Behaviour – General Child Protection – E-Safety – Online Protection – Child Exploitation and Online Protection – Mental Health – Mental Health


You can fnd a more comprehensive list of links here

Safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility

Safeguarding is about making people aware of their rights, protecting them and preventing abuse. Every child can be hurt, put at risk of harm or abused, regardless of their age, gender, religion or ethnicity. We believe that everyone has a responsibility for safeguarding children and young people and keeping them safe from harm.

If you have an urgent safeguarding concern call: 0345 155 1071

For more information please use this link to the Devon Children’s and Families Partnership Web Site


The Clyst Vale Safeguarding Team

Paul Sutton
Deputy Principal & Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Kerry Albutt
Head of Year 7 and Level 3 Safeguarding trained
Sara Watt
Head of Year 8 and Level 3 Safeguarding trained
Meghan McConnachie
Head of Year 9 and Level 3 Safeguarding trained
Adam Pearce
Head of Year 10 and Level 3 Safeguarding trained
Bridget Adie
Head of Year 11 and Level 3 Safeguarding trained
Claire Haynes
Head of Post 16 and Level 3 Safeguarding trained
At CVCC 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, valued and listened to. Our procedures help us ensure that all children receive effective support, protection and justice.
Paul Sutton
Deputy Principal & DSL