Child Protection – Duty of Care

Newport Community School Primary Academy is committed 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 and/or without informing you.

  • The school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Annette Yates (Head teacher)

  • The Deputy Safeguarding Lead is Georgie Gratton (Deputy Head Teacher

  • The school's governor with responsibility for safeguarding is Kim Baker

  • The school's designated lead for Child Sexual Exploitation is Annette Yates


MASH – Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub

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.

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. 

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Annette Yates
Georgie Gratton
Kim Baker


Prevent is part of the UK government’s counter-terrorism strategy, CONTEST. Its aim is to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.

From 1st July, the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 places a statutory duty on specified authorities to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”.

The strategy involves thousands of people – police and intelligence officers, the emergency services, local authorities, businesses, voluntary and community organisations, governments and other partners – working in together across the UK and the world to protect the public.

Child Sexual Exploitation - Useful links

Childline telephone 0800 1111

Devon Children and Families Partnership (DCFP)

Prevent Duty

Online Safety

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


Thank you to the NSPCC for working with our children on a 'Speak Out. Stay Safe.' visit.  Encouraging your children to speak up and share their feelings help keep them safe.  The NSPCC website has useful information for helping parents keep children safe.