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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 Joanne Llewellyn (Deputy Headteacher).

Safeguarding Governor - Mrs Maria Dawes.


Useful Safeguarding Contacts:
 1. South West Child Protections Procedures -

 2. Local Authority Designated Officer – (LADO) – 01752 307144

The Plymouth Lead LADO Jane Parmenter can be contacted in Children’s Social Care on Plymouth 01752 304769 or email

LADO enquiries and/or concerns can also be managed by colleagues in the Safeguarding & Quality Assurance Team  within Children’s Social Care (01752 306340). For advice and guidance ‘out of normal office hours’ (9am to 5pm Monday to Friday) please contact the Plymouth Out of Hours Service on 01752 346984.

 3. Children’s Social Care – 01752 308600


We also have Online Safety and E-Safety links to other pages on our website for visitors who might want just that specific information.


Child Protection, Safeguarding & Managing Self Harm Policy.

Operation Encompass - Information for Parents/Carers

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

When is it safe to leave your child home alone?

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Call the NSPCC & O2 Online Safety Helpline.

'If you have a question about parental controls or concern about a social network your child uses, expert advisors at our free helpline are here to help'.

0808 8005002



Social Networking Help For Parents Of 8-10 year olds.

CEOP - Click the logo for advice on how to report a concern about online activity.


Video Games Rating.

Any physical game sold in this country must, by law, have a PEGI rating. Additionally, Google, PlayStation, Nintendo and Xbox all voluntarily enforce a rating for games sold online for their systems.

For more information click on the following link: