Bearwood Primary and Nursery School takes seriously its responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of the children and young people in its care. School staff are governed by very clear rules about child protection and Safeguarding. These are laid down in a Government Circular 10/95 “Protecting Children from Abuse: The role of the Education Service”. Where school staff see signs that cause them concern they should seek information from the child with tact and sympathy. School staff have a professional responsibility to share relevant information about the protection of children with other professionals, particularly the investigation agencies.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) within the school for child protection is: Mrs Sally Wall, Acting Headteacher or in her absence: Miss Olivia Prince (Pupil Engagement and Welfare Officer).

The members of staff as detailed above are designated as having responsibility for liasing with the local Social Services Department and other agencies over cases of abuse. All other staff have been trained and understand how to contact Social Services, however they will always notify the safeguarding lead or the deputies.

Please note that the school receives alerts from the Police and Social Services when they receive information regarding domestic abuse cases involving children in our school.Please click on the title to read documents on our Safeguarding Information Sharing Protocol.

View Dorset Overarching Information Sharing Protocol
View Pan Dorset MARAC Information Sharing Protocol
View Dorset Police Safeguarding Newsletters
Safeguarding in Sport
Keeping Children Safe in Education Leaflet Sept 2016
Child Protection Policy
Useful Links

Video – CEOP Jigsaw for 8-10 year olds

Poole Family Information Directory

Safe Schools and Community Team

Dorset LSCB Parent Newsletter

Vodafone – Digital Parenting

NSPCC Parent Helpline

Mental Health – Support Services

ADT Healthcare  – Offers a free helpline dedicated to helping women and families suffering from drug, alcohol and mental health problems. ADT Healthcare was established in 2011 by people who overcame addiction themselves.

Educate Against Hate – The Educate against Hate website gives parents, teachers and school leaders practical advice on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation.