Brixham College Safeguarding

The Governing Body of the College has nominated a senior member of staff as Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).


Miss Beth Chitty who can be contacted by telephone: 01803 858271 or email:

Deputy DSL.

Ms. Kara Bridgeman who can be contacted by telephone: 01803 858271 or email:

Mrs Jeanne Marcham who can be contacted by telephone: 01803 858271 or email:

The DSL takes lead responsibility for child protection and other actions the College takes to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding strategy and policy are coordinated through the College’s Safeguarding Group, which is chaired by the DSL. The group meets regularly to hear reports from members on:

  • e-safety
  • student welfare
  • attendance
  • health and safety
  • human resources.

The group consists of representatives of interested parties, senior leaders (including the Principal), and governors.

All Brixham College Safeguarding Policies can be found HERE


Operation Encompass

Our school is part of Operation Encompass which is a national scheme that operates jointly between schools and police forces. 

Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has experienced domestic abuse. 

As a school we have ensured that a member of our staff, (Designated Safeguarding Lead) known as a Key Adult, has been trained in the Operation Encompass procedures allowing us to then use the information that has been shared, in confidence, to support the child/ren in our care.   

The Domestic Abuse Act 2021 identifies children who experience domestic abuse as victims of domestic abuse in their own right.  

We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved.

Operation Encompass Safeguarding Statement


Online-safety for parents

Support at College

The Brixham College Student Support Team are always on hand to support students that are in need of a helping hand. This includes dealing with incidents that have occurred online. Should you wish to find out more please do not hesitate to contact us at

Support at home

Below you will find some simple tips to help your child stay safe online and further resources from national bodies.

Parents and carers play a key role in supporting children to learn about how to stay safe online, and they are one of the first people children turn to if things go wrong. We know it can be difficult to stay on top of the wide range of sites and devices that young people use, so have a look at the resources offered by the UK Safer Internet Centre, Childnet, NSPCC and CEOP they may help.


Whether you are a technophobe or a technophile, it’s still likely that you’ll be playing catch-up with the way your child is using the internet. The Think U Know website is designed to help you understand more about what happens online.

Worried about someone ?

If you’re worried about how someone is behaving towards your child online (or another child you know) there are things you can do.


Want to make your Broadband connection safer?

Below we have published links to the main service providers in our area. Whether you use Sky, BT (We really like the BT Controls) or another service provider you normally have the ability to filter inappropriate content and reduce the risks.