Cullompton Community College is committed to safeguarding all of its students, staff and visitors.  Safeguarding is of paramount importance and we have both a moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all of our students by providing a caring, positive, safe and secure environment, whereby the personal, social, physical and moral development of each individual child is supported.

Cullompton Community College ensures that the safeguarding legislation and guidance are adhered to and taken into account when developing and revisiting policies, procedures and associated arrangements. 

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mr Goldson (Assistant Headteacher).  You can contact our DSL on 01884 33364 or by emailing 

Our Safeguarding Team

Mr Goldson - DSL & Assistant Headteacher

Mrs Fountain - Pastoral Support & Safeguarding Officer 

Mrs Withers - Pastoral Support & Safeguarding Officer

Miss Stephenson - Head of Year 7

Mr Barker - Head of Year 8

Mr Locke - Head of Year 9

Mrs Sowden - Head of Year 10

Mr Clayton - Head of Year 11


College staff

It is a condition of employment that all staff are properly vetted and deemed suitable to work and support children.  We also ensure that all staff are trained to an appropriate level dependent on their responsibilities.  We maintain an attitude that 'it could happen here' where safeguarding is concerned.

The College's commitment to safeguarding is paramount to the success of all students.  The School’s Governing Body, Senior Leadership and the Safeguarding Team will ensure that all policies and procedures are kept up to date and in line with the latest advice from the government.

We must inform parents and carers that there may be occasions where we have to make safeguarding referrals to external agencies without notifying parents.  In these circumstances, we assure you that we are acting in the best interests of the child's safety.

Reporting a concern 

If you are concerned about the safety or wellbeing of a child or young person please contact Mr Goldson, our Designated Safeguarding Lead during school hours - 01884 33364 or

If you have a serious child protection concern outside of school hours you should contact Devon County Councils Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) - telephone; 0345 155 1071


Useful links for further information

There are a wide range of websites which provide lots of information for parents / carers to effectively keep their child safe;

You are welcome to contact the Safeguarding Team at:

To read the current Safeguarding and Attendance Policies please click here.

Online safety Hub. Information published for parents ( monthly ) Click here

Devon County Council Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) - Worried about a child's safety? Click here

Devon Safeguarding Children Partnership - To make sure that children get the right support, in the right place at the right time Click here

The National Crime Agency's CEOP Education team - help to protect children and young people from online child sexual abuse Click here

The NSPCC  Click here 

Young Minds - Fighting for young people's mental health Click here

Kooth - Online mental wellbeing community Click here

Childline - Online, On the Phone, Anytime Click here  or call 0800 1111

Devon County Council Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse information page Click here