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Widey Court Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed in the Policies section of our website.


Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.


We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.


Designated Safeguarding Lead and Child Protection Officer - Mr Shaun Nicholls (Headteacher).

Deputy Safeguarding Lead and Child Protection Officer - Mrs Hayley Gilbride (Deputy Headteacher).

Safeguarding Governor - Mrs Maria Dawes.


Useful Safeguarding Contacts:
 1. South West Child Protections Procedures -
 2. Mr Simon White – Local Authority Designated Officer – (LADO) – 01752 307144
 3. Children’s Social Care – 01752 308600


The Prevent Duty 


If you have a worry or concern outside of school, you can also contact the Plymouth Gateway service on 01752 668000 or by emailing

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