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Safeguarding Statement

What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding is defined as:

  • protecting children from maltreatment;
  • preventing impairment of children’s health or development;
  • ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care;
  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

Where a child is suffering significant harm, or is likely to do so, action should be taken to protect that child.


Our school takes its responsibility for safeguarding very seriously.  Staff are encouraged to report any concerns about the wellbeing of our pupils to the Designated Safeguarding Officer or deputy.


Designated Safeguarding Officer:                              Gary Hobbs (Headteacher)

Deputy Safeguarding Officer:                                     Sarah Penfold 

Safeguarding Governor:                                             Linda Hyde


If you are concerned about the welfare of a child, you are encouraged to report it to one of the above or to ring Somerset Direct on 0300 1232224.


In our school, adults attend safeguarding update training every year and the safeguarding officers receive external updates on a termly basis.

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