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Witchampton CofE First School

Safeguarding

Witchampton CofE First School, part of the Wimborne Academy Trust, recognises that the welfare of the child is paramount; the needs of each child will be put first.

We take seriously our duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of all the children in our care.

The Designated Safeguarding Leader is Mrs J Hancock and the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leaders are  Mrs. R. Jenkinson and Mrs K Saberton.

Kelly Overhill is the Safeguarding Officer for Wimborne Academy Trust koverhill@wimborneacademytrust.org 

Emma Boger is the Lead Safeguarding Trustee for Wimborne Academy Trust emma.boger@wimborneacademytrust.org

If you have any serious concerns about a child, particularly if you think they may be suffering or at risk of suffering harm, please share this information promptly with the Designated Safeguarding Lead Team. If you are unable to contact a member of the school team and you wish to pass on serious concern please call the Children’s Advice and Duty Service (ChaD) Dorset - 01305 228558 or BCP - 01202 735046

Our Anti-Bullying Champion and  E-safety Champion is Mrs Green.

Online Safety

Keeping children safe on the Internet is important for parents and carers as well as staff at Witchampton C of E First  School. 

Please find below some useful links and information on how to keep children safe online.

Prevent

We take our duties to protect children against radicalisation and extremism very seriously.  However we are mindful that our pupils are aged 4-9 years and feel that it is through a broad and balanced curriculum underpinned by Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural ethos that will aid our children to grow up as strong individuals, able to make informed choices.

We believe that children should be given the opportunity to explore the issues of diversity and understand Britain as a multi-cultural society and as part of our Creative Curriculum we provide a safe learning environment in which children can raise questions, concerns and explore boundaries of what is acceptable regarding their attitude to multi-cultural and race issues.

PREVENT forms part of the Governments counter terrorism strategy and aims to prevent children and young people from getting drawn into terrorism.

There’s a chance that your child may meet people online or visit websites that could lead them to adopting what we consider to be extreme views, and becoming radicalised.

 Prevent concerns should be reported to the police using the Home Office Prevent Referral Form (https://www.dorset.police.uk/help-advice-crime-prevention/personal-safety/major-terror-incidents/prevent/) or for advice e mail DorsetPrevent@Dorset.pnn.police.uk or immediate response call the Anti Terror hotline on 0800 789 321

    Our Designated Safeguarding Lead & Prevent Lead Single Point of Contact is Mrs Jo Hancock.