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Welcome to the child and adult safeguarding and support page. Here we have included some information and services for different safeguarding issues for both children and adults. Please see below for support services that may be able to help you with a number of different issues.


If you are concerned about a child at Brixham C of E Primary school, or a parent, please contact Ben Nelson-Smith (Designated Safeguarding Lead) or Mr Neville and Mrs Byrne (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads), on 01803 882575 . Alternatively email the school on


For Torbay Safeguarding call on 01803 208100 or email at


Nationally, there has been a rise in the cases of domestic abuse. With restrictions on movement and fewer places open, the ability to find a safe place has reduced. Our school remains a safe place for anybody who needs us. We can be emailed or called to signpost someone in the right direction, or provide a safe place for someone to make a phone call themselves. Despite the lockdown, many agencies that offer support are still operational, see below.



Brixham 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 reports 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.

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 Ben Nelson-Smith

Headteacher of
Brixham C of E Primary School & Designated Safeguarding Lead

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Matt Neville

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

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Lucy Byrne

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead


Wendy Parr

ACE Head of

& Inclusion


Lucy Lucas

Pastoral Lead


Sharon Jordain

Governor Safeguarding

Operation Encompass 

Domestic Abuse

The National Domestic Abuse Helpline is open 24/7 365 days per year, call on 0808 2000 247

Torbay (TDAS) helpline - 01803 698869

Boots Pharmacy Consultation Rooms become safe spaces for victims of domestic abuse. Victims of domestic abuse will be able to access safe spaces at Boots pharmacy consultation rooms across the country, where they can contact specialist domestic abuse services for support and advice. The scheme is in response to the desperate situation facing many victims who are isolating with perpetrators during lockdown.

Brixham Foodbanks and other support

Brixham Foodbank
based at Torbay Room, Brixham Library. 

No referral needed, anyone can access.

Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday
from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m

Contact on - 07873164211 


The Edge Bolton Street Brixham.

Drop-in service - helping anyone in need.

Open Monday - Friday from 11 a.m - 5 p.m

Contact on - 01803 851414


Brixham Does Care
Open Monday to Friday 9 a.m - 4.30 p.m

01803 857727

Useful Links

Gender Identity

The NSPCC have reported record number of calls regarding transgender 2,796 compared to 1,299 in the previous 12 months.

It was recorded that children aged 12-15 years were most likely to call the helpline about gender identity issues and that 260 of the calls on this subject were from 11-year-olds.

If you would like more information on this subject, please visit Mermaids UK

Child Friendly Safeguarding Documents

Child Friendly - Safeguarding & Child Protection Document

Safeguarding Documents

Children Sexual Exploitation (CSE)

Keeping Children Safe in Education

The Prevent Duty 

Visitor Information for Safeguarding

For safeguarding Policies, please see our Policies page

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