Excellence in Care and Education
Excellence in Care and Education


3 Dimensions is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults in our care and expects all staff and anyone associated with 3 Dimensions to share this commitment.


We have a Safegaurding policy and procedures in place which are in accordance with both the Somerset Safeguarding Childrens Board – Working with Children and the Devon Safeguarding Children Board - Workers and Volunteers as main portals for local procedures and statutory guidance. Staff must familiarise themselves with these portals and other procedures and guidance given for the two counties within which we operate. Relevant Government legislation and Statutory guidence documents are also highlighted and these key documents are available in the Staff area of this website. All Directors and staff must ensure they are aware of and adhere to these policies and procedures.


Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies where there are concerns about a students welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our students are discussed with them and their parents/carers first unless we have reason to belive that such a move would be contrary to his/her welfare.



Administration of Medication
Next Review March 2019 (This policy is reviewed every two years or earlier if required)
Administration of Medication.docx
Microsoft Word document [140.9 KB]
Anti Bullying Policy
Reviewed & Updated May 2018
Anti-Bullying Policy.docx
Microsoft Word document [109.4 KB]
Data Protection & Information Management
Amended 19.09.18: Inclusion of the role of the Data Controller. Also see 3.3.7 In the case of a breach of data concerning children & YP’s the Placing Authority’s IT team should be contacted. In the case of a child or YP from Devon via a specific email and coordinated by the 3D data controller.
Data Protection Information Management [...]
Adobe Acrobat document [1.0 MB]
Internet Access & Online Safety
June 2018: This policy has been extensively updated and replaces Internet Access and Social Media for Young People and Vulnerable Adults, and Anti-Cyberbullying.
Internet Access and Online Safety.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [364.1 KB]
Behaviour Management Policy
Reviewed June 2018: Updated with current practice
Behaviour Management Policy.docx
Microsoft Word document [116.5 KB]
Child Sexual Exploitation
Reviewed July 2017 New Section 9 added regarding latest Government guidance on CSE.
Child Sexual Exploitation Policy.docx
Microsoft Word document [79.0 KB]
Compatability Policy
Reviewed June 2017: points 2.7 & 2.11 Next Review June 2019
Compatibility Policy.docx
Microsoft Word document [75.7 KB]
Safe Environment policy
Reviewed May 2017 - no changes.
Safe Environment Policy.docx
Microsoft Word document [73.8 KB]
Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Dealing with Allegations
Updated 31/08/18 Sect 5.1. "However, the companies whistle blowing policy will be followed where a staff member is concerned about a colleague’s conduct.". Legislation update – Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018. Change to title Data Breach Section note added referencing Section 3 of our Data Protection & Information Management policy
Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adu[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [432.7 KB]
Safeguarding Policy Appendices updated July 2017
These appendices are designed to be read in conjunction with the main policy: Safeguarding Children & Dealing with Allegations.
Appendix 1: Definitions & Signs of Abuse & Neglect
Appendix 2: Eating Disorders
Appendix 3: Domestic Abuse
Appendix 4: Preventing Radicalism & Extremism
Appendix 5: Private Fostering
Appendix 6: Useful References & Organisations
Safeguarding Appendices.docx
Microsoft Word document [306.3 KB]
Working Together: Updated July 2018
HM Government: Updated July 2018
Adobe Acrobat document [2.2 MB]
What to do if you're worried a child is being abused Advice for practitioners
HM Gov. March 2015
Adobe Acrobat document [320.3 KB]
Safer Recruitment
Updated on 09.05.2017:Clarification of the Enhanced DBS process should there be a notification of convictions
Removal of the HR interview which has been replaced by scrutiny of the application form and discussion with Managers
Safer Recruitment Policy.docx
Microsoft Word document [163.1 KB]
Mental Capacity, Consent and Depravation of Liberty in Adult services
Reviwed May 2017: No changes made
Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of L[...]
Microsoft Word document [78.3 KB]
Missing from Care
Reviewed July 2018.
Missing From Care.docx
Microsoft Word document [83.9 KB]
Risk Assessment Policy & Procedure
Updated 05.12.2017
Risk Assessment Policy and Procedure.doc[...]
Microsoft Word document [130.4 KB]
Health and Safety Policy
Updated 12.12.17: V.3.1 H & S Coordinator role removed. Complementary and related H&S policies provided (see Section 4) for more detailed policy and procedures related to the subject
Health and Safety Policy.docx
Microsoft Word document [106.9 KB]
Fire Prevention Policy
Reviewed Feb 2018. Next review Feb 2019
Fire Prevention Policy.docx
Microsoft Word document [222.2 KB]
Lone Working Policy
June 2017 review: Minor changes to add clarity
Lone Working Policy.docx
Microsoft Word document [97.9 KB]
Visitor Policy
Reviewed and completely updated March 2018
Microsoft Word document [216.2 KB]

3 Dimensions School rated Good overall with Outstanding in Personal development, behaviour and welfare! Following an Ofsted inspection 21.06.2018. To view the report in full go to the School Ofsted page.

Read the latest Chardleigh House "Good" Ofsted Report dated  21.06.2018

Read the latest Woodview "Good" Ofsted Report dated  24.08.2017

Chardleigh House rated Good following Ofsted inspection on 04.10.17. To view the report go to the Chardleigh House Ofsted page.


 Secretary of State for Health congratulates Ashcroft on CQC Outstanding rating Read letter.

Ashcroft re-inspected by the CQC on 04.05.2017 and retains its Outastanding rating. Read the full report here.

3D School accepted as an “approved” independent special school and its details will be published on the Section 41 Secretary of State Approved List when next updated after 31st August 2016. For more information visit our School. page.

Woodview rated Good in all areas following Ofsted inspection on 06.07.2016. To view the report go to the Woodview Ofsted page.

3 Dimensions School has been re-accredited by the National Autistic Society for a further three years until April 2019. 

CQC rates Ashcroft's adult care as outstanding April 2015. Read the CQC press release here or go to Ashcoft's page and click on the CQC link for the full report.

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