Safeguarding children and young people means protecting them from abuse or neglect; it means creating an environment where children feel safe, supporting their learning and development.
It is the duty and responsibility of everyone to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. All staff, volunteers and regular visitors must have a good understanding of our safeguarding policies and practices.
If you have any concerns about the safety and welfare of a child you should report it. If you feel a child is at immediate risk of danger, the police should be contacted. Other concerns should be reported to the school via a dedicated email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) which is accessed by the safeguarding leads (see safeguarding contacts) or via Dorset Council.
If you have any concerns relating to domestic abuse, Dorset Council has a specific helpline as well as local support or please contact our safeguarding team (email@example.com) for signposting to advice and support. You do not need to be alone.
Online safety information, including links to useful websites, can be found on our online safety page.
Further links for additional support can be found via these websites: