Radipole Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed in the Policies section of our website.
We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. All school staff are trained in Child Protection, and children are made aware of the adults they can talk to if they have any concerns. Staff are trained to look out for signs of physical/emotional harm or neglect and are required to report these to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).
All the pages of our website have a “Report an issue” button for children or parents to report concerns directly to us, anonymously if necessary.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
The Department for Education’s statutory guidance on safeguarding children can be found here.
Further support about domestic violence can be found at www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk
Further help for supporting children regarding domestic violence can be found on the youngminds.org.uk website.
We are pleased to be part of Operation Encompass, an information-sharing initiative with the Dorset Police regarding domestic violence. You can read the Operation Encompass parent statement here.