Devonshire Infant School

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Francis Avenue, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO4 0AG

023 9273 4902

Devonshire Infant School

Our Vision: To be an outstanding school, where all our children develop a lifelong love of learning.

  1. About Us
  2. Safeguarding



 What is meant by safeguarding?

 Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. Safeguarding means: protecting children from abuse     and maltreatment, preventing harm to children's health or development, and ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care.


 Our two main principals that underpin safeguarding at Devonshire Infant School are:

 1.   Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. All agencies should work together.

 2.   All staff should ensure they consider the child’s well being at all times and their approach is child-centred.


 Do you have concerns?

 The following are contact numbers of agencies that will help with the situation.

 If the child is in immediate risk of harm– call 999

 If you have concerns about the welfare of a child call one of the following:

 Multi-agency safeguarding hub (MASH) 0845 671 0271 / Out of hours  0300 555 1373

 Portsmouth Safeguarding Children Board (PSCB) 023 92688793

 NSPCC 0808 800 5000


 Who leads on safeguarding at school?

Designated safeguarding lead—Miss Jackie Collins—Head teacher

Deputy Safeguarding lead - Mrs Rachel Arnold - Deputy headteacher

Deputy Safeguarding lead - Mrs Lisa Adams - Inclusion Manager/ SENCo


 Where can I find information about safeguarding related polices at school?

Click on each link to related school policies:



  Useful information for parents and children: 


  CBBC stay safe online

  NSPCC Pants

  Childnet's KidSMART-resources 3-7s