St Michael’s Church of England Primary School fully recognises it’s responsibilities for safeguarding and child protection. We have policies in place to ensure the best possible care of pupils. These policies apply to all staff, governors and volunteers working in the school. We follow the procedures set out by the PAN Dorset Safeguarding Children Partnership (PDSCP) and take account of guidance issued by the Department for Education. A copy of the Safeguarding Policy can be found on this website or can be obtained from the school office on request. Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mr Nick Wills and Deputies are Mr Anthony Evans and Mrs Jane Goodall. This conforms to Local Authority/PDSCP Safeguarding practice.
This school receives information from the Police via Children’s Services to alert the Designated Safeguarding Lead in the school when there has been an incident of domestic abuse in a household where a pupil lives.
Mental Health Organisations:
- Coronavirus: New online wellbeing support groups available
- Royal College of Psychiatrists – Parent and Youth Info
- Women’s Aid
- Young Minds
Substance Abuse Organisations
- Alcohol Concern
- Drink Aware
- Mentor UK
- Stars National Initiative
Additional support for children and young people affected by domestic abuse:
Where to get help for victims – Bournemouth Domestic Violence Outreach Project – Tel: 01202 547755
Local domestic abuse services:
Drinkline – A free and confidential helpline for anyone who is concerned about their own or someone else’s drinking
Tel: 0800 917 8282 (lines are open 24 hours a day)
Run, Hide, Tell – Advice in the rare event of a firearms or weapon attack.