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Safeguarding means:

- Protecting children from maltreatment

- Preventing impairment of children's mental health and physical mental health or development

- Making sure children receive safe and effective care

- Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes

Safeguarding at Fremington

Fremington Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We have a statutory duty to report concerns raised that might indicate that a child is at risk of harm to the relevant authorities. In some circumstances, we may do this without your consent or/or without informing you. 

*The schools Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Caroline Gilbert (Deputy Headteacher)*

- The Deputy Safeguarding Leads are: Kate Fairbrother (Headteacher), Faye Sluman (SENDCo) and Julie Williams (Early Help Leader)

- The school's designated lead for Child Sexual Exploitation is Caroline Gilbert

To contact school regarding any urgent safeguarding concerns outside of school hours, please contact one of the following numbers: 07749334830 or 07749334791.

To contact school regarding safeguarding concerns during school hours, please contact the school directly: 01271 373979 


Our Safeguarding Policies





Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

MASH is the central resource for the whole of Devon receiving all safeguarding and child protection enquiries. If you have any concerns about the welfare and safety of a child please contact them on 0345 1551071 or 

Operation Encompass

The school is part of Operation Encompass which runs jointly between schools and Devon and Cornwall Police. Operation Encompass is the early reporting on to schools that a child or young person has been exposed to domestic abuse.  


The new Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 places a legal duty on public bodies (including schools) to ‘have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism’. The legal duty is backed by statutory guidance that sets a range of expectations on schools. The statutory guidance will be monitored via existing inspection procedures, such as OfSTED.

Therefore we are duty bound to:

  • Teach a broad and balanced curriculum.
  • Promote fundamental British values.
  • Assess the risk of pupils being drawn into terrorism and support for extremism.
  • Train key staff to give them the knowledge and confidence to identify children at risk.
  • Protect children from terrorist and extremist material when accessing the internet at school.
  • Ensure robust safeguarding policies are in place to identify children at risk, intervene and refer pupils as appropriate.


Useful links

Childline telephone 0800 1111

Devon Children and Families Partnership (DCFP)

Prevent Duty

NSPCC Tel 0808 800 5000

Bullying Advice

Child Sexual Exploitation

Internet Watch Foundation - Self Generated Prevention Campaign April 2021


The school follows the Local Authority’s Safer Recruitment protocols and the Department for Education Guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, ‘What to do if you are worried that a child is being abused’, ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ – all of the Departmental guidance notes can be downloaded below:

Keeping children safe in Education

What to do if you are worried about a child being abused

Working together to safeguard children



 Encouraging your children to speak up and share their feelings helps keep them safe.  The NSPCC website has useful information for helping parents keep children safe.