At Chagford CE Primary School, we believe that effective safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people is paramount. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A DBS disclosure is required for all posts within Chagford CE Primary School including our peripatetic teachers and regular volunteers and sports coaches.

Our policies and links to further information is below.

Within school, all staff, peripatetic teachers and coaches, volunteers and governors receive regular training to ensure they are aware of the issues surrounding safeguarding of children.

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Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Liz Wiseman


Deputy DSL

Miss Deborah Philpott

Assistant Head

Deputy DSL

Mrs Catherine Thomas

SENCo/ Class Teacher

DMAT Safeguarding Policy

Devon Safeguarding Hub Guide for Parents 

Department for Education Keeping Children Safe in Education (Part 1) Updated September 2018

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).


As part of the Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust, we also have access to a wider range of Safeguarding colleagues. You can view their information below.

DMAT Safeguarding Leads Contact List