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Bridgerule Church of England Primary School

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Designated Safeguarding Lead


Sarah Counter - Associate Principal


Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead



Emily Carpenter-Teacher



For further information please visit the DMAT Safeguarding page




Mission Statement

Establish and maintain an ethos and culture where children feel secure, are encouraged to talk, and are listened and responded to when they have a worry or concern.


Establish and maintain an ethos and culture where school staff and volunteers feel safe, are encouraged to talk and are listened and responded to when they have concerns about the safety and well-being of a child.


Ensure children know that there are adults in the school whom they can approach if they are worried.


Ensure that children, who have additional/unmet needs are supported appropriately. This could include referrals to Early Help Services or Child Protection Contacts to specialist services if they are a child in need or have been / are at risk of being abused and neglected.


Consider how children may be taught about safeguarding, including online, through teaching and learning opportunities, as part of providing a broad and balanced curriculum. Refer to KCSiE (DfE 2021), pg. 31-33


Staff members working with children are advised to maintain an attitude of ‘it could happen here’ and ‘it could be happening to this child’, where safeguarding is concerned. When concerned about the welfare of a child, staff members should always act in the best interests of the child.

DMAT Safeguarding Policy 2022/23

Bridgerule C of E Primary School Safeguarding Policy September 2023 - 2024



Devon Safeguarding Hub Guide for Parents 


Department for Education Keeping Children Safe in Education (Part 1) Updated September 2022


Operation Encompass - Operation Encompass is a unique Police and Education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people exposed to domestic abuse. 


Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has exposed to, or involved in, any domestic incident. Operation Encompass will ensure that a member of the school staff, known as a Key Adult, is trained to allow them to liaise with the police and to use the information that has been shared, in confidence, while ensuring that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have been involved in, or exposed to, a domestic abuse incident. We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved.

For more information, visit 


Educate Against Hate - Preventing extremism in schools 


If you are concerned about extremism in a school or organisation that works with children, or if you think a child might be at risk of extremism, contact our helpline.


Telephone: 020 7340 7264

Open Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm (excluding bank holidays).

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