At Pyrland School we recognise that keeping our students safe and promoting their wellbeing is of utmost importance and it underpins all we do as a school. If you are concerned about a young person, please call the school on 01823 348200 and ask to speak with the safeguarding team or you can email


Please also see the list of useful numbers below: 

Useful contact numbers: 

  • Somerset Direct: 0300 123 2224 
  • The Local Authority Designated Officer: Anthony Goble – 0300 123 2224 
  • Childline: 0800 1111 
  • NSPCC: You can contact the NSPCC Helpline by calling 0808 800 5000, emailing or completing our report abuse online.


Please click on the link below to see the Safeguarding and child protection policy for the Richard Huish trust.

RHT Safeguarding-Child-Protection-Policy-2023


Somerset Safeguarding Children Partnership 
NSPCC | The UK children’s charity | NSPCC 
Crime reporting 
Report | Avon and Somerset Police 
Give information about crime 100% anonymously | Fearless | Crimestoppers ( 



The Prevent Duty seeks to safeguard students and staff from becoming radicalised or getting drawn into extremism or terrorism. Staff and students are trained to look for the signs of possible radicalisation but also to ensure there is freedom of expression in the school.

Prevent is part of the UK’s counter terrorism strategy: CONTEST

Please click on the link below to see the Prevent risk assessments for Pyrland school

Prevent RA – 2023-24

If there are concerns, students are encouraged to talk to their tutor or to any of our Safeguarding Leads:

  • Lucy Dan – Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Olivia Bentley – Deputy Safeguarding Lead
  • Katie Baines– Deputy Safeguarding Lead
  • Alison Vercoe – Mental Health and Wellbeing Lead