East Allington Primary School recognises its responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children under Section 175 of the 2002 Education Act and under the Children Act 2004 and the DfE guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children 2016.

This includes checking the suitability of all staff and volunteers; ensuring that we have effective procedures for identifying and managing all issues likely to cause significant harm to children; ensuring a safe environment in which our pupils can learn and development; enabling our pupils to acquire the relevant knowledge and information; and working with other agencies as appropriate.

Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead

Tom Pether, Headteacher - Tel: 01548 521305


Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Debbie Ward - Tel: 01548 521305

Keeping your child safe on line

Advice by age

Some children may ask to be on certain apps. Many have age guidelines (0-5, 6-10, 11-13 and 14+). The following website has some useful information:


Parental Controls

As parents you may want to follow these two simple steps to keeping your children safe online: 

  1. Look up the device on YouTube by using a simple 'how-to' query, e.g. 'how to restrict in-app purchases on Playstation 4'.

  2. Look at the following site for help in setting up restrictions on devices:

Many children will want to use their time for gaming. This can cause challenges. You may wish to look at the following site for guidance:
Once again, Internet Matters is a useful source of information for parents:


There is a YouTube app or site for children (<13) and may be of use for primary aged children. 

Social Media Advice 
Once again, Internet Matters has a really useful hub for parents, it explains both the risks and the benefits: