Bruton Primary School

Part of the East Somerset Federation which includes Ditcheat Primary School and Upton Noble C of E VC Primary School

Safeguarding Information and Policies

East Somerset Federation

Safeguarding Statement


Bruton 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 below.


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 Rachael Bisset

Our Deputy DSLs are Mrs Emma-Louise House, Mrs Bev Partridge, Mr Luke Oakes and Miss Sapphire Giles.


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

  • 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 Suzanne McCutcheon.

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023-4

Policies & Guidance

Please contact the office if you would like any of the following policies as a paper copy.