Feniton Primary School

Part of the Otter Valley Federation

  • Feniton C of E Primary School
    Station Road, Feniton, Honiton
    Devon EX14 3EA

    (01404) 850303

  • Otter Valley Federation

    Otter Valley Federation


Feniton Church of England Primary School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all our children in school. We believe that pupils have a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment which includes the right to protection from all types of abuse; where staff are vigilant for signs of any pupil in distress and are confident about applying the/our safeguarding processes to avert and alleviate any such problems.

Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm – safe from bullying, safe from people who could abuse, safe from discrimination or harassment – and that we all feel safe in our environment.

Worried about a child?
If you have concerns about a child or young person call
Devon Safeguarding Hub: 0345 155 1071
Out of hours please call (Devon) 0845 6000 388
Or email mashsecure@devon.gcsx.gov.uk

This website will help you to understand what ‘safeguarding’ is, who is responsible for keeping children safe and what will happen if your family needs professional help.

If you are ever concerned about the safety or well‐being of someone at our school please talk to one of the school’s Designated Safeguarding Officers (DSOs).

Governors’ Committee Responsible for Safeguarding: Learning & Teaching

Safeguarding Lead Governor: Mr Mark Humphries

Senior Designated Safeguarding Officer: Mr Colin Butler, Executive Head

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officers: Mrs Amanda Parsons, Head of School; Mrs Janice Strawbridge, SENDCo

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This means that we have a Child Protection Policy and procedures in place. Click below for a school guidance leaflet for volunteers.
OVF Safeguarding Visitors Feniton leaflet 2016
Policies are available on the Otter Valley Federation Wesite

Parents and carers are welcome to read the policy on request. 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. If a member of staff is concerned about a child’s welfare, they will record their concern, and any observations or conversation heard, and report to one of the DSOs as soon as possible the same day.

If a member of staff has concerns which relate to the actions or behaviour of another member of staff (which could suggest that s/he is unsuitable to work with children) then this will be reported to one of the DSOs in confidence, and then to the Executive Headteacher (or the Chair of Governors if the concern relates to the Executive Headteacher) who will consider what action to take.

Worried about a child?
If you have serious concerns about a child or young person call
Devon Safeguarding Hub: 0345 155 1071
Out of hours please call (Devon) 0845 6000 388
Or email mashsecure@devon.gcsx.gov.uk

Useful Websites:

http://parentinfo.org/ for online advice from CEOP

CSE and FGM:
https://www.devon-cornwall.police.uk/prevention-and-advice/threat-assault-abuse/child-sexual-exploitation/ for CSE has links to other Partner Agencies offering advice
http://www.dofeve.org/ FSM information