We are committed to keeping children safe and happy at Chagford Church of England Primary School.  Safeguarding is the responsibility of all staff.  If you have any concerns, please contact Miss Tara Penny or Mrs Elizabeth Underwood Who are both Designated Safeguarding Officers. Please call the school on 01647 432412 and ask to speak to Miss Penny or Mrs Underwood. Please say it is a safeguarding concern so that we prioritise calling you back if we are not immediately available.

We believe that effective safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people is paramount. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A Disclosure and Barring Service certificate is required for all posts, including our peripatetic teachers and regular volunteers and sports coaches. All staff, peripatetic teachers and coaches, volunteers and governors receive regular training to ensure they are aware of the issues surrounding safeguarding of children.

Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust Safeguarding Information

Our policies and links to further information are below.


DMAT Safeguarding Policy

Devon Safeguarding Hub Guide for Parents 

Department for Education Keeping Children Safe in Education (Part 1) Updated September 2018

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. For more information, visit

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 by email: or phone: 020 7340 7264 (Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm, excluding bank holidays).