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At Woodfield, safeguarding our pupils is integral to everything we do and all our staff and Governors receive regular safeguarding training.  In addition, there is a safeguarding team who are responsible for reporting and monitoring safeguarding incidents. 

Designated Safeguarding Lead is: Tessa Saunders
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are: Nikki Jenkins, Lisa Saffill & Scott Booth

Pastoral Coordinator is: Elizabeth Clapp
Nominated Safeguarding Governor is: Debbie Johns 

LAT Safeguarding Lead is: Maria Anderson

Designated Teacher for Looked After Children is: Tessa Saunders 

If you have any concerns about a child in our school, then please contact the school office and request to speak to either the designated safeguarding lead or deputies.

As part of the Trust our safeguarding policy is a joint policy that is amended with the specific details for each school.

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

Please find below additional information from the Department for Education about Safeguarding and Prevent Duty. 

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023

Prevent Duty

Reporting a Concern (Outside Agencies)

There are other agencies that you can contact if you have a concern about a child, regardless of the school they attend.

Plymouth City Council Gateway

Telephone: 01752 668000

Website: click here

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)

If you are worried or concerned about a child, you can report this through the NSPCC website. If you have concerns about a child's safety and wellbeing, including a child in your family, you can use this form to tell the NSPCC helpline. One of our advisors will read it within 24 hours and decide what action needs to be taken.

Please click here if you would like to report a concern regarding a child. 

The Childline number for children is: 0800 1111

The Parent line is: 0808 800 5000


If your safeguarding concerns are urgent then they should be reported to the Police on 999. 

Operation Encompass


Woodfield is part of Operation Encompass which is an initiative run by Devon and Cornwall Police service.  Operation Encompass is an early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people exposed to domestic abuse.

This means that schools are informed before the start of the next school day when a child or young person has been involved or exposed to a domestic abuse incident.

The information is given in strict confidence to a school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead to enable support to be given dependent on the needs and wishes of the child.  Operation Encompass is a Trauma Informed and Trauma Sensitive charity. We acknowledge and understand the impact of Domestic Abuse as an Adverse Childhood Experience. 

For more details please click here


At Woodfield Primary School, we strive to improve children's understanding of how to remain safe on the Internet and any devices, games or apps that allow them access to the Internet.  In order to do this, each class has a specific e-Safety lesson every term, these lessons are progressive across the school.  To ensure that the children realise the importance of keeping themselves safe they revisit the key messages in their regular Computing lessons.

Each year we join in with the national Safer Internet Day.  This is held in February and all the children take part in a range of activities that are linked to the theme for the year.  Also, as part of the day, we have a special assembly when children from each class share what they have learnt with the rest of the school.

Top Tips for young people - UK Safer Internet Centre

Quiz for 7-11 year olds

Help and advice for you as a parent or carer


The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) is a service offered by the Police which offers support with keeping children safe online. If you feel you need to make a report about something that is happening online which is making you or someone you know feel uncomfortable, please click here.  They also offer a range of resources for children and parents about how to keep safe when they are online, please click here.

Common Sense Media:

With the development of apps, games and other online services, it can be difficult to keep up with the ever-changing world of technology.  Although it is vital for children to explore and learn through using the Internet, we also strive to ensure that they are safe and secure when doing so.  In order to do this, we use a resource called Common Sense Media.  It offers reviews, age guidance and an overview of a range of services including: apps, games, DVDs, music and social media. Alongside this, it provides advice for parents and carers on how they can keep their children safe online.  Please click here for their website.