Safeguarding Information

Keeping our children safe

At Ilsington Church of England 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 local board 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.

Contact Telephone Number for any Safeguarding concerns  01364 661208

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) for our school( including the pre-school) is Sam McCarthy-Patmore

The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead for our school (including the pre-school) is Laura Billington

Should the above be unavailable for any reason, please contact one of the other Safeguarding Officers within the Link Academy Trust:

Bearnes – Dan Turner 01626 353980

Broadhempston - Jill Ryder 01803 812689 

Cheriton Bishop – Alex Waterman 01647 24817

Diptford – Lizzie Lethbridge 01548 821352

Drakes - Pete Halford 01395 443871

Harbertonford – Anne Burns 01803 732352

Hennock - Vic Pooler 01626 833233

Landscove – Jill Ryder 01803 762656

Moretonhampstead – Will Bentall 01647 440482

Otterton - Pete Halford 01395 568326

Stoke Gabriel – Alice Eeles 01803 782469

Tedburn St Mary – Andy Keay 01647 61338

Widecombe – Des Stokes 01364 621261

Yeoford – Alex Waterman 01363 84234

Devon County Council Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) can be reached on 01392 384964. 
Safeguarding Links for Parents & Carers: 

 Useful Links:-

Operation Compass

DFE Child Sexual Exploitation Guidance


Devon Safeguarding Children’s Board


Child Exploitation & Online Protection


Anti Bullying Alliance


The National Society For The Prevention of Cruelty To Children



Keeping our children safe strong and free:

Resources for parents & carers to share with their children


Devon CAP – Child Assault Prevention


Pantasaurus (A video about keeping our bodies private).


Protecting children from accessing pornography online


Being aware of County Lines and the impact of drug dealing in the rural areas of the South West.



Safeguarding Policies