Safeguarding Contacts

Contact Telephone Number for any Safeguarding concerns 01548 821352

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) for our school is Holly Edgington- admindiptford@thelink.academy 

The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead for our school is Kate Wilson

Should the above be unavailable for any reason, please contact one of the other DSL’s within our Trust. Some contact details below:-


Bearnes - Tracy Hoare 01626 353980

Broadhempston- Jill Ryder 01803 812689

Cheriton Bishop – Peter Halford 01647 24817

Diptford - Holly Edgington 01548 821352

Drakes - Pete Halford 01395 443871

Harbertonford – Anne Burns 01803 732352

Hennock - Sarah Reddington   01626 833233

Ilsington – Sam McCarthy-Patmore 01364 661208

Landscove – Jill Ryder 01803 762656

Morchard Bishop - Sam Butler 01363 877328

Moretonhampstead – Alex Waterman 01647 440482

Otterton - Anne Pelosi 01395 568326

Sparkwell - Francesca McLoughlin 01752 878855

Stoke Gabriel – Alice Eeles 01803 782469

Tedburn St Mary – Andy Keay 01647 61338

Widecombe-in-the-Moor - Anthony Arnold 01364 621261

Wolborough - Tracy Hoare 01626 202050

Yeoford – Chris Martin 01363 84234

The Designated Safeguarding Governor is Nanya Coles

Devon County Council Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) can be reached on 01392 384964
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Operation Encompass

The school takes part in a project that will run jointly between schools and Devon and Cornwall Police 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. In school the Key Adult is Mrs Edgington.