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All children have the right to feel safe; if you have any concerns it is your responsibility to report it.


The name of the Designated Senior Person is: Dan Roberts


The names of the Deputy Designated Senior Persons are: Jack Winstone, Shaun Manley and Jo Weaver

The name of the link Child Protection Governor is: Carolyn Bruce-Spencer


Contact us


Please contact us within school hours if you have a concern by telephoning the school and speaking to one of the designated persons.

Alternatively please send a message to

We cannot keep safeguarding concerns about children and young people confidential and may need to pass information on to Children’s Social Care or the police to investigate further.


Other important contacts


The Gateway - 01752 668000

Plymouth Out of Hours Service - 01752 346984

Local Safeguarding Board Business Manager – Karl Knill 01752 304447

Local Authority Designated Officer – Jane Parmenter 01752 304769

For more information about the role of the Local Authority Designated Officer, please download this leaflet

NSPCC Helpline - Counsellors are available 24 hours a day and can provide an independent first line of contact for those who may otherwise be unsure where to turn. Any adult worried about the welfare of a child can call the NSPCC’s Helpline on 0808 800 5000, text 88858 or email

Our policies and procedures are consistent with South West Child Protection procedures (for further details please see and respond to the statutory guidance outlined in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2014.


Recent updates 


E-Safety Webpage

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) – You can access this parents’ guide

Preventing Extremism and Radicalisation – You can access this parents’ guide

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