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Keeping our children safe

At Hennock Primary School we strongly recognise the need for vigilant awareness of safeguarding issues. All staff have received appropriate training and induction so that they understand their roles and responsibilities and are confident about carrying them out. Staff, pupils, parents and governors feel secure that they can raise any issues or concerns about the safety or welfare of children and know that they will be listened to and taken seriously. This is achieved by maintaining an ethos of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. At our school, we are not afraid to challenge each other to keep our children safe.

We all have a safeguarding responsibility and have a duty to refer any safeguarding issues to external agencies that need to be involved.

Safeguarding children is everyone's responsibility.  We work with a wide range of agencies to support our pupils safety and welfare, ensuring that they do not come to any harm. If you have any concerns about the welfare of a child at our school please see the contact details below:
Please contact the school on  01626 833233 if you have any concerns about a child.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) for our school is:-
Mr Chris Martin  christian.martin@thelink.academy
The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead for our school is:-
Olivia Gentile  olivia.gentile@thelink.academy

Should the above be unavailable for any reason, please contact one of the other DSLs within our Trust:

Bearnes - Dan Turner 01626 353980

Broadhempston- Jill Ryder 01803 762656

Cheriton Bishop – Robin Scott 01647 24817

Diptford – Holly Edgington 01548 821352

Drakes - Pete Halford 01395 443871

Ilsington – Sam McCarthy-Patmore 01364 661208

Harbertonford – Anne Burns 01803 732352

Landscove – Jill Ryder 01803 762656

Morchard Bishop - Sam Butler 01363 877328

Moretonhampstead – Alex Waterman 01647 440482

Otterton - Pete Halford 01395 568326

Stoke Gabriel – Alice Eeles 01803 782469

Tedburn St Mary – Andy Keay 01647 61338

Widecombe-in-the-Moor - Anthony Arnold 01364 621261

Yeoford – Robin Scott 01363 84234


Devon County Council Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) can be reached on 01392 384964
Devon MASH: https://www.dcfp.org.uk/training-and-resources/multi-agency-safeguarding-hub-in-devon/ 

If you think it, report it:

MASH - 0345 155 1071

or email mashsecure@devon.gov.uk.

If it’s an emergency call 999


Out  of hours helplines/websites:

KOOTH - https://www.kooth.com online help and chat for mental health and wellbeing

Childline - https://www.childline.org.uk or 0800 1111

NSPCC - https://www.nspcc.org.uk or 0808 800 5000

Devon Children and families partnership - https://www.dcfp.org.uk/training-and-resources/multi-agency-safeguarding-hub-in-devon/

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