Here at ACE we have a team of highly trained and experienced staff to oversee the welfare, safety and achievement of our most vulnerable pupils.
The team is made up of staff from across the service and meets regularly to discuss the way forward for this group of pupils. They are trained to run trauma informed intervention programmes tailored to pupils’ individual needs. We have a worker who supports families and pupils at home to improve attendance and engagement and we have close links with other professionals and agencies across the southwest.
A large proportion of our work is supporting and monitoring pupils who are on Child Protection Plans and we have built good working relationships with Social Services teams and have representation on strategic and operation groups in Plymouth. We have counsellors who come into school to work with pupils and we refer to a range of services offered by organisations such as Barnardos.
All staff receive training in safeguarding each year and we have selected staff trained in various aspects of Child Protection and Safeguarding to give us a wide range of knowledge across the service. We invite other agencies to provide additional training, for instance the BASE project and the Educational Psychology team.