Evenlode Primary School

Always being our best, for ourselves and for each other



Evenlode Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The governing body has a duty of care to pupils and all members of the school community.  We ensure there are consistent and effective safeguarding procedures in place to support families, children and staff at school.


Our Safeguarding Team

Our Designated Safeguarding Person (DSP)  is Mrs Ruth Foster, our Head Teacher. We also have Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officers (DDSPs). These are Miss Kirsty Mainwaring  and Mrs Rebecca Shields,   Deputy Headteachers and Mrs Joanne Roberts, Assistant Headteacher.  Mrs Emma Thomas, our ALNCo. At Nursery, Miss Sian Nugent is a DDSP. Our Governor with Safeguarding responsibility is Mrs Annie Williams- Brunt, our Chair of Governors.

Raising a Concern

If you are concerned about the safety of a child, please use the following link to contact our Safeguarding Team:


Tel: 029 2070 2168

If your concern is URGENT, then please contact Cardiff and Vale Regional Safeguarding Board using this link to report your concern: 

Reporting concerns - Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan Regional Safeguarding Board (


Organisations working to safeguard children

There are a number of organisations, networks and support groups working within Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan that can offer help and advice. Some of these are listed on the link below.

Helpful organisations - Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan Regional Safeguarding Board (


Childline - 0800 11 11

NSPCC Helpline - 0808 800 5000

If a child is in immediate danger, call the emergency services using 999.


Prevent Duty

The Prevent Duty aims to prevent young people from being radicalised by, for example, far right extremists or religious extremists.


In school we have a duty to care for the children and take note of any child who is at risk of radicalisation, regardless of their background. We also have to take steps to help prevent children being exposed to extremist ideas.  Our overriding concern is that children feel safe and also express tolerance towards all cultures and religions, even when personal views may be different.  

Counter Terrorism and Prevent - WLGA