Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is
Mr Andrew Johnson
Our Nominated Governor for Safeguarding is
Mrs Tracey Hodder
Our Deputy Safeguarding Leads are
Ms Jackie Roper, Mrs Donna Newport & Mrs Fry
At Conifers Primary School we are committed to safeguarding children. It is the duty and responsibility of everyone to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. Conifers Primary School recognises the needs and wishes of every child will be put first. Safeguarding children and young people means protecting them from abuse or neglect. Getting the right support in place as early as possible and creating an environment in which children and young people feel safe and healthy is our priority. We all have a personal responsibility to notice when a child or young person may be at risk of harm and pass our concerns to someone who can act to protect them.
Our staff and governors have been trained on safeguarding in line with the Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2021 document and have taken part in ‘Prevent’ training.
Please take time to look at our Safeguarding and Child Protection policy and our Staff Code of Conduct on our School Policies page.
All staff have annual safeguarding updates.
If you have any concerns about safeguarding please speak to a member of staff, who will help you.
Don't delay if you have a concern. Share it with one of us.
If you have concerns surrounding a child’s safety contact our local Children’s Advice and Duty Service (CHAD) on 01202 228866.
As a school we work in close partnership with the Chesil Family Partnership Zone. This team can provide advice, support and deliver workshops that offer strategies for many aspects of parenting. There are Parenting groups that also run in the local area. https://www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/children-families/get-help-for-your-family/getting-help-for-your-family.aspx
Information for families
NSPCC This website contains some very useful information. We use their resources for lots of things, including training and support.
Working in partnership with local agencies We work closely with local agencies and providers in order to keep children safe. Click on the link above for more information from the Dorset Safeguarding Children Board.
Domestic Abuse If you would like any advice about domestic abuse, this is a useful website and contact number.
Well Being and Mental Health We know that children and family mental health is very important. We work in partnership with many agencies to make sure that all children have access to the services which they need. We can make referrals to the Children and young people's emotional health and wellbeing service (CAMHS). Please have a look at the link above for more information.
Support for children