Safeguarding Statement

Everyone has the right to feel safe and it is important that you know how to find help if you are at risk yourself, or are concerned about someone else.

Safeguarding is paramount to all that we do at SWIS. Our aim is to ensure that each child that accesses our support, is kept safe and protected from harm or potential harm. As such we hold a legal obligation to share Safeguarding concerns with other professionals, where required.

Our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be found here (with link).

SWIS Nominated Safeguard Lead is Rebecca Howie – / 01803 862320 / 07540840153 (with a photo).
If you have any immediate and serious concerns that are a threat or risk of life to any child or young person, please dial 999.

If you have concerns of abuse or need to report a concerning incident about a child or young person, we advise calling the following;

Between the hours of 9:00 and 17:00:

Devon Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) – 0345 155 1071
Torbay Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) – 01803 208 100

Between the hours of 17:00 and 9:00:

Devon Out of Hours – 0345 600 0388
Torbay Out of Hours – 0300 456 4876