Upton Noble

C of E VC Primary School

Part of the East Somerset Federation which includes Bruton and Ditcheat Primary Schools

Safeguarding Information and Policies

Safeguarding Statement


Upton Noble Church of England VC 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 Safeguarding 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.


Looked After and previously Looked After Children - The East Somerset Federation follows the Department for Education statutory guidance - February 2018


We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism. 

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is:


Mrs Emma-Louise House

Head of School


Our Deputy DSL's are:


                                         Mrs Sally Curtis                                    Mrs Rachael Bissett

                                      Deputy Headteacher                             Executive Headteacher


If you are concerned about a child, please contact one of these people immediately 


If it is out of school time or you believe a child is at risk of immediate harm or danger you can contact:

  • Children’s Social Care on 0300 123 2224

  • Children’s Social Care by email at childrens@somerset.gov.uk

  • Or the police directly by dialing 101 and they will discuss with Children’s Social Care what to do next

  • In an emergency, always call the police on 999


If you would like to speak to a social worker outside of office hours please phone the Emergency Duty Team (EDT) on 0300 123 23 27


If you are concerned that the school is not adequately dealing with an allegation, it is possible to contact the Somerset LADO (Local Authority Designated Officer):



Our Safeguarding Governor is Mrs Victoria Christophers



Please contact the school office if you would like paper copies of any of the following policies: