Libra is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children. Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is broader than ‘child protection’ as it also includes prevention and Libra always puts the best interests of children first.

We believe that all children have the right to be safe in our society. Therefore, we recognise that we have a duty to ensure arrangements are in place for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children placed with us by creating a positive atmosphere through our teaching and learning, pastoral support and residential care for both children and staff, training for staff and with working with parents and Local Authorities. We teach all our children about safeguarding.


Safeguarding Contacts

Contact Numbers

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Gina Dyer

01598 740044 / 07501 722750

state ‘urgent, safeguarding matter’

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and Online Safety Designated Lead:  Clive Crosby

01598 740044 / 07501 722750

state ‘urgent, safeguarding matter’

2nd Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Stacy Ward

01598 740044 / 07501 722750

state ‘urgent, safeguarding matter’

Nominated Director for Safeguarding:  Joan Wilkes

01598 740044 / 07501 722750

state ‘urgent, safeguarding matter’

Designated Lead for LAC Pupils: Alice Dorman

01598 740044

NSPCC Whistle-blowing Helpline

0800 028 0285


0800 1111

Devon Children: Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub

0345 155 1071 

Devon LADO (Child Protection Team) 01392 384964
Somerset LADO (Children and Young People's Services Referral Team) 0300 123 2224
Early Help 01823 355803


It is the policy of Libra to provide a safe and secure environment in the school and residential homes in which children and young people can thrive and develop and where all aspects of their welfare will be protected by:

  • Providing a safe environment and taking all reasonable measures to minimise risks of harm.
  • Providing arrangements to take all appropriate action to address concerns relating to the welfare of a child.

Within this environment we work hard to build pupils' resilience to radicalisation and extremism by promoting fundamental British values and for everyone to understand the risks associated with terrorism. We want pupils to develop their knowledge and skills in order to challenge extremist views.

We are committed in establishing and maintaining an ethos where children and parents feel secure in being able to talk confidently to school personnel about any concerns or fears they may have knowing that they will be taken seriously. We believe that 'everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play in safeguarding children'.

Our full Safeguarding Policy and other associated policies are available in PDF from our office, please ring: 01598 740044 for a copy