Keeping Children Safe

​​We are committed to keeping children safe and happy at Black Torrington Primary. Safeguarding is the responsibility of all staff. If you have any concerns, please contact the Senior Designated Officer or a Deputy Designated Officer.

Safeguarding is defined as: ​protecting children from maltreatment, preventing impairment of children’s health or development, ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes. (Working Together to Safeguard Children, (DfE, 2018), p6)

Trust Safeguarding PolicySchool Safeguarding Policy

Mrs Jo Luxford

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr Gareth Bridge

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Barbara Manning

Director of Safeguarding, Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust

Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass – Operation Encompass is a unique Police and Education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people exposed to domestic abuse.

Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has exposed to, or involved in, any domestic incident. Operation Encompass will ensure that a member of the school staff, known as a Key Adult, is trained to allow them to liaise with the police and to use the information that has been shared, in confidence, while ensuring that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have been involved in, or exposed to, a domestic abuse incident. We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved.

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Educate Against Hate - Preventing Extremism In Schools

Educate Against Hate – Preventing extremism in schools 

If you are concerned about extremism in a school or organisation that works with children, or if you think a child might be at risk of extremism, contact our helpline.


Telephone: 020 7340 7264

Open Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm (excluding bank holidays).