Our Safeguarding Statement

St Mary the Virgin CE Primary School is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for children, staff and visitors and promoting a climate where children and adults will feel confident about sharing any concerns, which they may have about their own safety or the well-being of others.

We aim to safeguard and promote the welfare of children by protecting them from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

Our first priority is your child’s welfare and we will usually discuss any concerns we might have about your child with you. There might be rare occasions, however, when we have to provide information or to consult other agencies such as Children’s Services Social Care before we contact you. Our responsibility to do so is determined by the Inter-Agency Safeguarding Procedures, which can be found on the Dorset Safeguarding Children Board website.

Whole School Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Sarah Bullmore

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads: Mrs Jen Williamson and Mrs Emma Board

The Governor with responsibility for safeguarding is: Mrs Joanne Hall

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy 2020

Remember what Pantasauras says: Privates are private

If something is worrying you at home you can call Childline 0800 1111