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Spark UK (Devon) CIC predominantly endeavour to spark a conversation around Mental Health in children and young people. Spark UK do not work directly with children and young people unless the children and young people are accompanied and supervised by education staff. 


We recognise that all children, regardless of age, disability, SEND, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation have an equal right to protection from all types of harm or abuse. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection, and justice. When there are concerns for a child’s welfare, we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies. We will ensure concerns are discussed with parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that doing so would be contrary to the child’s welfare. This Child Protection and Safeguarding policy underpins and guides our safeguarding procedures and protocols. 


The purpose of this policy statement is: 

  • To protect children and young people who access support through Spark UK’s services from harm. 

  • To safeguard and promote the welfare of all children who access services by Spark UK. 


This policy applies to anyone working on behalf of Spark UK (Devon) CIC including senior management, advisors, trustees and volunteers. 


We are committed to reviewing our policy and good practice annually. Earlier reviews will be undertaken if there is a significant change in legislation, change in organisation roles and responsibility or when learning has taken place through experience.

Nominated Child Protection Lead  - Caroline Pinsent -

Deputy Nominated Child Protection Lead - Bridie Downing -

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