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If you are worried about the safety of your child or any other child during the holidays, you will find the following contact details and resources really helpful.

  • School Safeguarding email address: This email address can be used to contact the school about any safeguarding issues, concerns, queries or support and is monitored regularly.
  • Family Partnership Zone – Useful information about support and activities for families in Dorset –
  • Children’s Advice and Duty Service: Single point of contact for safeguarding concerns: 01305228866
  • Julia House Community Projects: Resources include essential aids and support to help the community. This includes food help, prescription collection, medical help, transport help and a listening ear if you just want some advice or need to someone to talk to. There is also a 48 page survival pack with information and fun activities which can be completed during Coronavirus and the upcoming summer holidays.
  • Community Newsletter
  • Activity and Information Booklet For Parents
  • Barnardo’s See, Hear, Respond Information Sheet: Support for young people, parents and families who have been or are experiencing crisis due to Covid-19. See Hear Respond Information
  • Action for Happiness – A range of wonderful activities that can help to support wellbeing. The link includes a calendar of different activities that can be completed every day.
  • Jump Back July
  • Apps for wellbeing
  • Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre – Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the exploitation of children
  • Childnet – Childnet International’s mission is to work in partnership with others around the world to help make the Internet a great and safe place for children.
  • CEOP thinkuknow – Find the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it.
  • NSPCC Online Safety  – The NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) provides E-Safety advice and support in a digital world.

Designated Safeguarding Lead:

John Firkin – Assistant Headteacher

Designated Safeguarding Deputies:

Our Safeguarding Governor is Mrs Helen Keedy.

Safeguarding documents

Government website for teachers, parents and school leaders giving practical advice and information on protecting children –

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Your guide to social networks your kids use. Stay up to date and keep your child safe in today’s digital world.

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Representatives from statutory, voluntary and community organisations/services meet regularly to agree and oversee the effectiveness of agencies working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in Dorset.

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