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Safeguarding at St. Gabriel’s C of E Primary School

​My name is Claire Kelley and I am the Safe guarding Officer at St. Gabriel’s C of E Primary School. My job is to ensure that the children who attend St Gabriel's feel safe and listened to. I work closely with parents and carers to offer support around any issues that may be impacted on a child’s safety or emotional wellbeing.

Claire Kelley

Safeguarding Officer 
& Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

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My door is always open to anyone who may wish to confidentially discuss something they are worried about either at home or in school, I can offer support around a variety of issues including: managing behaviour, bullying, financial worries, anxiety, domestic abuse, relationships etc. I am also here to listen to anyone who may wish to share a concern about the safety of a child.

I work with a variety of outside agencies including CYPS (Children s and young people’s services) SAFE (Stop Abuse for Everyone) school nursing team, CAMHS (Child Adolescent Mental Health Service) young carers, Exeter food bank etc
If you would like to make an appointment to see me, please ask at reception or ring me on 01392 255555.


Thinkuknow is the education programme from the National Crime Agency's CEOP command. Thinkuknow aims to empowers children and young people aged 5-17 to identify the risks they may face online and know where they can go for support.

Operation Encompass

St. Gabriel’s C of E Primary School is taking part in Operation Encompass which runs jointly between local schools and Devon and Cornwall Police. It 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 before the start of the next school day when a child or young person has been involved or exposed to a domestic abuse incident the previous evening.

The information is given in strict confidence to a school’s Key Adult to enable support to be given dependent on the needs and wishes of the child.

Operation Encompass



Prevent is the government counter terrorism strategy. Prevent is to support people at risk of joining extremist groups and carrying out terrorist activities. Prevent is a multi agency approach: Police, education, health, social services, church groups, community groups all working together.



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Parents can now call a free, 24-hour NSPCC helpline if they are concerned about their children becoming radicalised.
Counsellors from the NSPCC have been trained by experts from the Home Office to advise parents on how to spot signs of radicalisation in children who could fall victim to online groomers.

The helpline is also available for parents who want to know how to reassure children worried about terrorist attacks taking place.

NSPCC Helpline 0800 800 5000

Signs which may hint towards radicalisation in children

  • They isolate themselves from family and friends

  • They become disrespectful or ask inappropriate questions

  • They seem to be more angry or aggressive

  • They have an unhealthy obsession for websites about terrorists

  • Their speech seems scripted when talking about radicalised ideas

Children who may be targeted by online groomers

  • Those with low self-esteem

  • Those with a history of gang membership

  • Those with a history of being bullying

Child Sexual Explotation (CSE)

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) is a form of sexual abuse. CSE occurs when an individual or group take advantage of a person under the age of 18 to manipulate or deceive into sexual activity in exchange for something e.g. gifts, money, status, blackmail.

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a procedure where the female genitals are deliberately cut, injured or changed, but where there is no medical reason for this to be done. FGM is illegal and a form of child abuse.

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Click on the links for more information: – Parents against Child Sexual Exploitation

Luke Williams
Headteacher &
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) 

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Wendy Parr
ACE Head of Safeguarding & Incusion

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Sylvie Evens
Assistant Headteacher & Level 3 Safeguarding 
Currently on Maternity Leave

Emma Govier
Safeguarding Governor


Jack Hatton
Level 3 Safeguarding

Safeguarding Documents

For Policies, please see our Policies page

Online Safety log

Internet Safety Reminder 2023

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023

Safeguarding Poster

Mash Poster

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